Nine Myths About Denver's Transit Future

The Denver Post dispells 9 myths about Denver's $4.7 billion, 12-year comprehensive transportation plan.
October 29, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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FasTracks is a twelve year, comprehensive transportation plan to connect the Denver metropolitan region, support future growth, and provide transportation choices. The cost of FasTracks is $4.7 billion. On November 2, voters will be asked to approve an RTD sales tax of 4 pennies on a $10 taxable purchase.

"Trying to squelch all the misinformation, disinformation and outright distortions thrown at [the measure to approve Denver's FasTracks program] would be a Sisyphean task...."

Among the 'myths' raised by critics that the Denver Post addresses:

"Myth: For the cost of FasTracks, you could buy every family in metro Denver a new car...

Myth: FasTracks will add just 72,000 new daily rapid-transit riders by 2025. For the cost of FasTracks, you could move those riders around in chaufeurred limousines.

Myth: FasTracks will cost an average family $2,560 a year."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, October 28, 2004 in The Denver Post
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