The Regional Transportation District Board of Governors voted Tuesday night not to ask for a .04% sales tax increase this November to fund FasTracks, effectively ending movement on a hybrid “rail/bus rapid transit” expansion of the system from Denver to Longmont.
The Regional Transportation District has given initial approval to a scaled back plan to build a rail line from Denver to Longmont. The option keeps the Northwest rail line in the FastTracks plan, but modifies it to use both commuter rail and buses for rapid transit until there’s money to build a full rail line.
The Regional Transportation District is weighing a new plan that postpones completion of the FasTracks rail project in Boulder County. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke with Boulder County Business Report Publisher Chris Wood about the RTD proposal, local reaction and what’s next.
More people are traveling by light rail across the metro area. That’s according to a new report by the American Public Transportation Association. But while light rail ridership is up, fewer people are taking the bus.