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RTD FasTracks breaks ground on North Metro Rail

RTD FasTracks and its primary contractor Regional Rail Partners (RRP) broke ground on the North Metro Rail Line on March 20, 2014, the first day of spring.

The first phase of the line will run from Union Station to 124th Avenue. Read more about here. See a photo gallery of the festivities here.

FasTracks improves region's emergency communications

RTD FasTracks is receiving kudos for its pioneering efforts to improve connectivity among Denver-area police, fire and other regional first-responder agencies. Read more here.

Photo gallery: Denver Union Station's transformation

What lurks down those stairs in the photo? A spectacular new 22-bay underground bus concourse at Union Station, that's what. We've posted a photo gallery as construction enters very final stages.

RTD FasTracks 2013 annual video released

RTD FasTracks made incredible progress on numerous projects underway in
metro Denver during 2013. This video highlights that progress as told by
the people who will benefit the most from FasTracks ... the people,
young and old, who live in the Mile High
City.



Read a transcript of the annual video
here

RELATED: Big things ahead for FasTracks in
2014 


RTD board approves contract for North Metro Rail

The RTD Board of Directors approved a $343 million contract award Nov. 26 to Graham, Balfour Beatty, Hamon Constructors (GBBH) to design and build the North Metro Rail Line to 124th Avenue. Read More.

RTD's small business program exceeding goals

Small and disadvantaged business opportunities are reaching beyond the established goals set on many of the Regional Transportation District's (RTD) contracts. RTD has exceeded its contracting targets for many small and disadvantaged contractors and subcontractors with awards totaling $480 million on base system and FasTracks projects such as the West Rail Line, Union Station in Denver, the I-225 Light Rail Line and the Eagle P3 commuter rail project.

Work on the Jersey Cutoff along the Northwest Rail Line
Work on the Jersey Cutoff along the Northwest Rail Line

In addition, RTD's Small Business Enterprise/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SBE/DBE), Workforce Initiative Now (WIN) and Technical Assistance Initiatives programs have helped hundreds of workers and small businesses in the Denver area. Read more about how RTD is providing jobs for Coloradans.

Poll: 85 percent Say FasTracks was a 'Good Decision

A survey of people living in the eight counties RTD serves shows that FasTracks was a good decision because of transportation improvement and traffic and air pollution reduction, among other reasons. Read more here.

Nearly a decade after metro-area taxpayers approved the build-out of the FasTracks mass transit program, an overwhelming majority continue to believe the benefits of more light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit outweigh any other considerations. Follow this link to look at detailed FasTracks survey results.



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See the latest issue of Inside RTD FasTracks

It's a monthly newsletter that details the latest developments and progress of all the work happening in metro Denver on our new mass transit projects. Follow this link to see the January 29, 2014 edition. You can also subscribe and receive it in your inbox each month. Here's that link.
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