DENVER (Denver Business Journal) – 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.

For the Regional Transportation District, the opening sends a message that FasTracks — the sprawling, financially troubled effort to build more than 100 miles of rail line throughout metro Denver — is alive and well, said Phil Washington, RTD general manager.

RTD W Light Rail Line during testing in April 2013 (credit:CBS)

The W line (credit:CBS)

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