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Alternative 4: DMU-BN/UPDescription: Diesel Commuter Rail on the BN-UP Rail Corridor
Reason Dismissed: Dismissed,
pending further RTD Board discussion, due to higher potential for
noise/vibration impacts in Olde Town Arvada and public perceptions of
diesel commuter rail.
Proposed Technology: Diesel commuter rail
Proposed Route: BNSF-Union Pacific (BN-UP) corridor between Denver Union Station (DUS) and Ward Road
7 Proposed Stations: 38th Avenue, Pecos, Federal, Sheridan, Olde Town, Arvada Ridge and Ward Road
|Fulfills Project's Purpose & Need||YES|
|Affordability/ Cost-Effectiveness|| YES: $433 Million|
(Gold Line Budget $462 Million +/- 10%)
|Environmental Impacts|| |
|Community Impacts/Benefits|| |
|Consistency with local plans||YES|
|Mobility Improvements|| |
|Community and Agency Support||TBD|
For a complete matrix of data comparing Level 2 Analysis of Alternative 4 to other Gold Line Alternatives, click here.