The Reviews Are In: Denver's West Rail Line
"Officials and others say the arrival of the W Line in Jefferson County a year ago is making mass transit west of Denver a lot easier while enriching businesses along its route," writes Monte Whaley.
"They point to the growth of several companies resting on or near the 12.1-mile light-rail corridor and a new vibrancy in the West Colfax area as proof the $707 million project was worth the investment."
The line's critics, however, claim that the line serves critics and those looking to attend Rockies or Broncos games: "Some say, however, the W Line — formerly known as the West Rail Line — is leaving many low-income and working families behind.
Denver's Regional Transportation District is now building a 10.5-mile light rail line through the suburb of Aurora, which local stakeholders hope will serve as a catalyst for TOD construction in the area.