Nine Myths About Denver's Transit Future
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