Regional Transportation District (RTD)


Wed July 25, 2012

As Another RTD Project Is Green Lighted, Northern Communities Wait

An RTD light rail Train
Jim Hill KUNC

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to complete the I-225 FasTracks corridor between Parker Road and I-70. Residents along the proposed Northwest Rail Line to Longmont aren't happy.

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Mon June 4, 2012

RTD: Bus Rapid Transit Not Your Typical Bus

A rendering of how Bus Rapid Transit could look on US-36 between Denver and Boulder. RTD

Construction on Colorado’s first Bus Rapid Transit system begins next month along U-S 36 from I-25 to Table Mesa in Boulder. Once completed, the project will feature a new type of bus which is being displayed this week in Denver, Boulder and Longmont. 

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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

VXLA Flickr: Creative Commons

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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