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.
The Obama Administration’s top two transportation officials paid a visit to Colorado Wednesday to announce a billion dollar federal deal that will help finance Denver’s FasTracks passenger rail program, including the construction of a commuter line to the airport.
Today U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall announced $120 million in federal grant money for FasTracks, a long-term project that seeks to expand bus and rail transportation in the Denver Metro area.