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Old January 27th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #81
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Some updates on the Denver Union Station Project.









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Old February 18th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #82
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Since the West Corridor line was reduced from a double track to a single track operation from west of the Federal Center Station to the end of the line at the Jefferson County Government Center due to budget cuts, do some portions of the line between the aforementioned stations have to be rebuilt all over again if the portion were ever increased to double track in the distant future? (An example is a bridge over the US Route 6/ Indiana Street interchange.)
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Old February 18th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #83
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I was under the assumption that the poster was downplaying the amount of development in downtown Denver over recent years. I guess the meaning of my comment was lost or ambiguous. Denver downtown has way more going on than other cities in the Rockies, such as Phoenix or Albuquerque.
I wasn't trying to imply that Denver's been dead, just that if you look at even recent pictures of downtown, there are a lot of parking lots seemingly in the middle of the city. I know that there's been a good deal of construction, it just seems like a lot more could be done, assuming that there's the demand of course.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #84
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http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/5404288/

Hi all, I just was reading on airliners.net and saw this thread on the expansion plans of Denver's International Airport, DIA. Airport code DEN

I've actually seen some earthmoving going on in preparation for this new train station!
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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #85
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The Union Tunnel on the West Rail Line


source: http://www.rtd-fastracks.com/gallery...149&section=wc

JeffCo Government Center station


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Red Rocks Community College station


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Wadsworth station




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Decatur/Federal station


source: http://www.rtd-fastracks.com/gallery...126&section=wc
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Old May 19th, 2012, 02:26 AM   #86
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Opening of the light rail plaza at Union Station. Coconut the Clown was there.

source: Denver Post (http://yourhub.denverpost.com/denver...TAK-gallery#14)





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Old January 15th, 2013, 03:01 AM   #87
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Some photos of the new West Line scheduled to open this April.

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Auraria Station with Catenary 8.2.11 (2) by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Auraria Station 8.16.11 (2) by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Auraria Station 10.4.11 (1) by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Decatur Federal Station - August, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Knox Station - December, 2011 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Knox Station - August, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Perry Station - May, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Sheridan Station - July, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Sheridan Station - August, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Lamar Station - November, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Lakewood•Wadsworth Station - August, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Federal Center Station - August, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Red Rocks Station - July, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

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Jeffco Government Center•Golden Station - August, 2012 by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr
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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:52 AM   #88
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hello! I did not know the Denver transportation system is great and it is best to continue expanding!
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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:21 AM   #89
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hello! I did not know the Denver transportation system is great and it is best to continue expanding!
Yep, it's all thanks to the FasTracks expansion plan which is building new light rail, commuter rail, and BRT lines across the metro area.

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RTD plan would build FasTracks to Commerce City sooner

By Monte Whaley
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Posted: 01/23/2013 08:35:01 AM MST
Updated: 01/24/2013 12:12:14 AM MST

Regional Transportation District officials say they have a financial plan that will build the FasTracks North Rail Line from Denver Union Station to 72nd Avenue in Commerce City decades earlier than projected.

In fact, if the plan moves along as expected — and local governments agree — RTD could release a Request for Proposal to build the North Metro rail line to 72nd Avenue in about 10 months and complete the segment as early as 2017.

RTD said last year that, without additional funding, the North Rail Line might not be finished until 2044, angering residents and municipalities along the corridor.

But Tuesday night, RTD General Manager Phil Washington told the RTD board of directors that the agency has found three areas it could tap to help fund the project. That pleased board members, including the newly elected Judy Lubow, who represents northern communities on the proposed FasTracks line.

Washington said the current market can allow RTD to:

• Refinance three RTD debt issues at the current lower-than-issue rates to reduce payments, improve cash flow and provide additional capacity under TABOR limits
• Issue needed bridge financing debt for the EagleP3 project now to bridge the Full Funding Grant Agreement at a lower interest rate.
• Issue sales-tax revenue bonds later in 2013 to finance the remaining Denver Union Station to 72nd Avenue segment.

Washington said this approach will allow the agency to complete the segment without a tax increase. He will produce a formal plan for the board in February.

RTD is also looking at federal grants to complete the rest of the 18.4-mile North Metro Line.

RTD will seek help from "partners" in the region to fund the needed 50 percent match — which is estimated to be about $250 million.


These are graphics from Denver Transit Partners illustrating aspects of its proposal to design and build the RTD FasTracks Eagle P3 Project commuter rail lines to DIA, Arvada-Wheat Ridge and Westminster. (Handout)
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I-225 Rail Line Groundbreaking by Regional Transportation District, on Flickr

Community leaders turn the first shovels at the groundbreaking celebration at the future Aurora City Center Station. March 1, 2013
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O really like the new line. It seems they really went out of their way to make the system attractive, inviting, user friendly, and meld in well with the urban landscape.
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It's pretty cool that RTD is building new electrified commuter rail lines instead of using diesel locomotives on freight lines.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #98
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It's pretty cool that RTD is building new electrified commuter rail lines instead of using diesel locomotives on freight lines.
It's quite astonishing for a mid size city in NA isn't it?
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It's quite astonishing for a mid size city in NA isn't it?
Denver is anything but a mid-size city. It is the 20th largest metropolitan area in the country, population 2.74 million.
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Terms like large, midsize, and small etc. do not have specific definitions and are based on subjective perceptions of relative size/status. In a US context, I classify metro areas over 5-6 million as the big cities, and everything below that but no smaller than say, Portland or Sacramento as midsized. Below that I'd call them small. In a global context, I'd even call Chicago a midsized city, given how many megacity metro areas there are now with millions more.

But if you want to call a describe a metro area that size as large, you're more than welcome to.
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