Thu May 24, 2012

FasTracks Completion Date Now 2044


The public transportation system of tomorrow will be completed...well, tomorrow. RTD says its FasTracks program will now be fully constructed by 2044, two years later then earlier estimates.

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Wed April 25, 2012

RTD Abandons Request For Sales Tax Increase [Updated]

The RTD Board of Governors vote puts a hybrid/BRT option on hold for the Northwest Corridor
Jim Hill KUNC

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.

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Tue March 20, 2012

RTD Tentatively Approves New NW Corridor FasTracks Plan

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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. 

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Thu March 15, 2012

RTD Weighs Options for Northwest Corridor

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.

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Mon March 12, 2012

More People Taking RTD Light Rail

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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.

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