The Regional Transportation District board unanimously approved the FasTracks plan for the northwest metro area on Monday.
Testing began Thursday on the West Light Rail Line that connects downtown Denver to Jefferson County.
After complaints from commuters to the northwest, there’s now a new plan on the table to keep commuter trains heading northwest as part of RTD’s FasTracks plan.
Frustration is growing as RTD considers major changes to the FasTracks rail expansion. Since 2005, taxpayers have been paying for a rail line they may never get.
A group of residents from the north side of the Denver metro area wants to make sure they get the commuter rail they have been promised.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be in Denver on Monday to tour part of the FasTracks construction project.
The latest construction-cost estimate for the Denver area’s FasTracks transit project is out, and it’s $7.8 billion, up from $6.9 billion in last year’s estimate by the Regional Transportation District.
Two brothers were taken into custody for allegedly stealing copper from RTD Light Rail construction sites.
Authorities in Jefferson County on Friday arrested two brothers for stealing copper wiring from a construction site for the Regional Transportation District’s FasTracks light rail system.
The estimated cost of building the Northwest rail line of the FasTracks transit project by 2024 has nearly doubled to $1.714 billion, and the Regional Transportation District is now exploring the possibility of not building the line.