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In addition to electing a new governor this November, Colorado voters will also decide the fate of 13 statewide ballot questions, including two specifically aimed at funding transportation projects.

But beyond that shared goal, propositions 109 and 110 differ greatly.

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More people than ever are using the state’s roads, buses and rail lines to get around. As we learned from your Curious Colorado questions, you have a lot of questions about how the state’s transportation systems will keep up with the ever-growing population.

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Travelers will soon be able to board a train from Denver’s Union Station to Denver International Airport. The route will be fast, cheap and -- Mayor Michael Hancock hopes -- the first piece of the aerotropolis puzzle.

The plan is to parcel out more than 9,000 acres of land surrounding the airport to companies specializing in tech, agriculture, aerospace and more. Hancock promises the plan will herald new jobs and innovation, and will make the Denver area more competitive worldwide. But the first step is getting people there. That’s where the Regional Transportation District’s new University of Colorado A-Line commuter train comes in.

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The East Commuter Rail Line between Denver's Union Station and the Denver International Airport remains on schedule to open in 2016. The first four commuter cars that will travel the line have arrived in Colorado and are parked at Union Station in preparation for public tours.

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The Regional Transportation District is celebrating 20 years of light rail in Denver. The first line, the Central Rail Line –or the D Line as it’s known now opened October 7, 1994 traveling from I-25 and Broadway to 30th and Downing.

One man has been riding on those rails, and the 48 other miles built since then, all this time.

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Denver’s Regional Transportation District wants to know what you think about RTD fares. The agency is turning to the public for input as it begins a study of how people use the current fare system in preparation for future Front Range expansions.

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The Regional Transportation District is closing the W line between Knox Station and the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden between August 9 and August 11. The reason is for something RTD officials hadn’t anticipated.

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With the smell of fresh paint still in the air, workers scrambled to put the finishing touches on Denver’s restored Union Station before this weekend’s opening. That’s when the public will get its first look at the revived station and some of its shops and restaurants. A larger grand opening is planned for July 26th.

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Earlier we took a tour of the Regional Transportation District's forthcoming train to Denver International Airport from the ground. Things look quite a bit different from the air.

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Thanks to an unsolicited funding bid in 2013 from Regional Rail Partners, cities like Thornton and Northglenn will be linked to the entire RTD system by 2018 instead of 2042.

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