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I-225 News Articles

10/12/09, Kevin Flynn's Inside Lane - RTD plans to break off part of FasTracks' I-225 light rail line for early construction. Full Article

8/14/09, Examiner.com - Comments on I-225 light rail sought.Full Article

7/24/09, Examiner.com - I-225 light rail plan unveiled. The Regional Transit District has unveiled its preliminary plan for the I-225 portion of FasTracks.
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7/22/09, Aurora Sentinel - Two meetings set to address future of FasTracks. AURORA | The Regional Transportation District is looking for public input about the future of a planned light rail line in Aurora. Full Article

7/10/09, Aurora Sentinel - Environmental impact of FasTracks under review
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9/18/08, Aurora Sentinel - Design firm prepared to address RTD, Aurora traffic needs - A post-FasTracks Aurora promises fewer cars on the highways and interstates - and a lot more nearby new light rail stations. Full Article [PDF]

9/9/08, Aurora Sentinel - FasTracks worries loom large during Iliff area planning session - A tone of uncertainty served as the backdrop for the final Iliff station area planning meeting held Sept. 9 at the Aurora Board of Realtors office on Evans Avenue. Full Article [PDF]

8/13/08, Aurora Sentinel - City: RTD's funding woes won't stand in the way of FasTracks work - AURORA | City staff and representatives from the FasTracks project say budget woes at the Regional Transportation District won't derail the planning process for new stretches of rail in the city. Full Article [PDF]

4/9/08, Aurora Sentinel - Building around the stop - The city's new stretch of light rail may be surrounded by high-rise apartments, pedestrian-friendly plazas and other mixed use developments, according to planning officials. Full Article [PDF]

4/3/08, Aurora Sentinel - Development plans detailed for light rail areas - The city's new stretch of light rail may be surrounded by high rise apartments pedestrian-friendly plazas and other mixed use developments according to planning officials.
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4/2/08, Aurora Sentinel - The Voice of Aurora: Light rail sans parking is the fastracks to disaster - As transportation officials have begun the long laborious process of planning the long awaited light rail and Interstate 225 corridor two issues have crept into discussion that require immediate attention. Full article [PDF]

4/2/08, Aurora Sentinel - Project 225 points to widening of I225 by 2010 sets study timelines - The city planning department has mapped the major
I225 construction projects for the next five years pointing to light rail construction lane widening and neighborhood development as the most significant updates to the Aurora corridor. Full article [PDF]

3/19/08, Aurora Sentinel - Heavy demand for light rail parking - On a
typical weekday morning parking spaces are a rare commodity at the Nine
Mile Park-n-Ride Full Article [PDF]

12/17/07, Aurora Sentinel - Parking worries exist for future light rail stations - There aren't enough parking spaces planned for the city's future light rail stations, members of city council said Monday night, Dec. 17. Full Article [PDF]

11/14/07, Aurora Sentinel - Is Wal-Mart really the top draw for this land? - In the center of the city, prairie dogs are the only inhabitants of a large plot of land that some local leaders are hoping to transform into Aurora's new downtown.
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11/8/07, Rocky Mountain News - The last new FasTracks corridor to get under way, the $619 million Interstate 225 light-rail line, kicked off its environmental study far behind schedule Wednesday but with a strategy for catching up. Full article [PDF]

10/31/07, Aurora Sentinel - Light Rail won't glide through Aurora until
2015, but RTD wants to hear residents' concerns and suggestions abut
the new transportation system this month. Full article [PDF]

6/21/2007, Aurora Sentinel - Developers balk at light rail talks - Local lawmakers halted plans June 21 to study the development of land that will one day surround an important light rail station, after developers complained about the city's hands-on approach. Full Article [PDF]





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