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Northwest Rail Public Meetings

March 2010 Northwest Rail Line Draft EE Public Meetings
A series of project-wide public meetings were held to present the NWR Draft EE to the public and to solicit comments, feedback and input. The meetings were held in Longmont, Louisville and Denver (Adams County) with 222 individuals attending and 21 comments submitted. The public meeting format included an on-going open house where members of the public could participate in open discussions with project team members around display boards, the Draft EE, comment stations or other  informational materials. The project team also provided a presentation which was given twice at each meeting, followed by a facilitated question and answer session.

Specific topics RTD addressed at the public meetings included, but were not limited to, track alignment, the preliminary station concept plans, noise impacts and Quiet Zones, grade crossing treatments, project phasing, and the analysis and mitigation proposed for wetlands and other biological resources.

NWR Draft EE Public Meeting Materials
Hard copy versions of the Draft EE can be found in nine public repositories throughout the NWR project. For a copy of the Draft EE, please send your request to .


On April 3, 2008, the Gunbarrel Station Working Group Meeting took place
to discuss Gunbarrel's proposed commuter rail station. At the meeting,
which attracted 35 participants, the RTD  FasTracks Northwest Rail Line
Project Team recommended setting aside the Gunbarrel East station site
and carrying forward the Gunbarrel West station site for further
evaluation in the Northwest Rail Line Environmental Evaluation. Click on the
links below to view the materials from the meeting:

April 3, 2008 Gunbarrel Station Working Group Meeting Agenda
Gunbarrel Station Working Group Meeting Presentation
Gunbarrel Station Evaluation Matrix
Gunbarrel West Station Concept Plan (Recommended)
Gunbarrel East Station Concept Plan
April, 3 2008 Gunbarrel Station Working Group Meeting Summary


In September 2007, The RTD FasTracks Northwest Rail Line Environmental Evaluation held a series of Public Workshops in Denver, Broomfield and Boulder/Gunbarrel that focused on the issue of Commuter Rail vehicle technology (Diesel or Electric) for the project. The workshops presented and provided information about the preliminary project recommendations for technology. The Public Workshops also provided the opportunity for the public to learn more, speak with project representatives, and comment on the project recommendation.

Public Workshop Materials
Technology Workshop Display Boards
Northwest Rail Line September Public Workshop Presentation

Northwest Rail Line Technology Review
RTD FasTracks Train Horns at Grade Crossings Fact Sheet
RTD FasTracks Noise Mitigations Measures for Moderate Impacts
RTD FasTracks Noise Barrier Change Policy

Public Workshop Comments
September Public Workshops Comment Summary
September 19, 2007 Broomfield Public Workshop Comments
September 20, 2007 Denver Public Workshop Comments
September 24, 2007 Boulder/Gunbarrel Public Workshop Comments

Jurisdiction Responses to the Technology Recommendation
Adams County
Boulder County
City of Boulder
City and County of Broomfield
City of Westminster
The US 36 Mayors and Commissioners Coalition
36 Commuting Solutions
Councilwoman Judy Montero

RTD FasTracks held the Northwest Rail Line Environmental Evaluation public
meetings on July 9, 11 & 12 in Boulder, Westminster and Longmont.

Over 350 people attended the July Public Meetings from all over the Northwest Rail Line. See where they all came from!

Here are materials and information from those public meetings:

July 2007 Public Meeting Comments

July 2007 Northwest Rail Line Public Meetings Presentation

Northwest Rail Line Public Meeting Display Boards

1. The Purpose & Need for Northwest Rail Line
2. The Environmental Evaluation Overview
3. The Environmental Evaluation Decision Making Process
4. Diffrent Features of DMU & EMU
5. Noise Basics of DMU & EMU
6. RTD FasTracks Program Evaluation
7. How To Stay Involved
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