Amtrak service returned to Denver’s Union Station at the end of February, but it will soon be much more than just a transportation hub. Organizers announced Thursday that the station will have eight new restaurants and stores opening in July.
Airport Boulevard will be closed between Smith Road and 32nd Avenue Monday night so the Regional Transportation District can work on the FasTracks east rail line.
RTD is installing the first tracks on its rail line that will run from Denver International Airport on Wednesday.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a huge expansion of light rail in the Denver metro area in 2004. Nine years after FasTracks was approved the West Line started running.
The Denver area is celebrating the opening of the latest spur in its light rail system.
The light rail line from Union Station to the Jefferson County government buildings will begin carrying passengers on Friday.
RTD opens the 12.1-mile, $707 million “W” light-rail line from downtown Denver to Golden on April 26, and it’s expected to be a game-changer in several ways.
The Regional Transportation District is displaying a “Bus Rapid Transit” or BRT bus over the next couple of days.
RTD is displaying a generation of bus they hope to use in the area in the near future. They are called Bus Rapid Transit or BRT and are customized to the needs off the community.
RTD will open its first FasTracks line April 26 of next year, eight months ahead of schedule. RTD General Manager Phil Washington stopped by the CBS4 Morning News to make the announcement.