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FasTracks Line Opening Ahead Of Schedule

Posted 05.23.2012 | Denver

The West Rail Line of a Denver metro-area commuter train network will open to the public on April 26, 2013. That's 8 months ahead of schedule for the...

Stuck Between Stations (UPDATE)

Posted 01.23.2012 | Denver

RTD-Denver has a fairly precise vision of what the city's mass transit future will look like: a handful of light-rail lines ferrying passengers around...

RTD Lands More Than $1 Billion For FasTracks

Posted 10.10.2011 | Denver

RTD officials announced Tuesday the receipt of a $1.03 billion federal grant to help pay for FasTracks' construction. A signing ceremony will be held ...

Feds Granting FasTracks $120 Million

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.14.2011 | Denver

Denver's Regional Transportation District will receive a funding boost to the tune of $120 million, courtesy of the Federal Transit Administration. T...

RTD Weighs Fare Increases Of Up To $1

Denver Daily | Peter Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Regional Transportation District tonight will begin holding public hearings to address a proposed fare increase that would begin in 2011. Trans...

FasTracks Contractor Has Paid Nearly $200 Million In Court Settlements Since 1995

Face the State | John Schroyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver area's Regional Transportation District announced a week ago that it had selected a coalition of six companies to head up the construction ...

Denver Apartment Seekers Willing To Pay More To Be Near Light Rail

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

People are willing to pay about 4 percent more a month to rent an apartment within a quarter-mile of a light-rail stop. That's pushing vacancy rate...

Hickenlooper: "How Do We Wean Ourselves Off Automobiles?" (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

John Hickenlooper's vision for Colorado in urban areas (and maybe beyond?) is for people to bike, walk and ride mass transit.

Hickenlooper's "First Class" Rail Plans -- With Your Money (VIDEO)

Mary Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mary Smith

At a recent gubernatorial campaign event in Fort Collins, Hickenlooper was asked his views on passenger rail on the Front Range.

LA Mayor Travels to DC; Good News for Denver?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
John Petro

For those of you in Denver worried about the future of FasTracks, I've got good news: Los Angeles' mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just took a trip to Washington, DC.

Boulder's Transit Village Plan Debated

Bob Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

The discussion was mostly polite and the issues complex as 70 people crowded into a downtown Library room to hear four experts discuss Boulder's planned Transit Village redevelopment plan.

Denver's Transportation Future Arrived Today

Judy Montero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Judy Montero

Today I was thrilled to join Sen. Michael Bennett and the FTA at a press conference announcing that the federal government has agreed to loan $300 million dollars for Union Station redevelopment.

FasTrack Proprosal: Any Tax Increase Should Go To Unfunded Tracks

Denver Post | Jeffrey Leib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Some local government leaders say proceeds of any new FasTracks sales-tax increase approved by voters should be dedicated exclusively to building rail...

FasTracks Plan May Completely Exclude North Denver: Report

The Denver Post | Jeffrey Leib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Communities in north metro Denver are in danger of getting no train service from RTD's FasTracks program unless the transit agency drastically changes...

Regional Transit Key to Colorado's Future

Paul Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Paul Rosenthal

In the Denver area alone, the population will grow from 2.8 million now to 4.8 million by 2040. Will we all eventually have to move to Montana to find a square inch not covered by asphalt?

Don't Throw FasTracks Under a Bus

Paul Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Paul Rosenthal

What do the editorial writers for the Denver Post want? More roads. Perhaps they should visit Los Angeles to see how well that worked.