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10 Years in the Making—Surveying the Progress on Denver's FasTracks

The remodeled Union Station in Denver led the national transit headlines in 2014, but that is just the centerpiece of a 120-mile network of transit lines approved ten years ago and only just beginning to come online.
February 2, 2015, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Ten years after work began on the massive FasTracks metro-wide mass transit project, officials insist Denver and its suburbs are being molded into a 21st century model for moving people from their homes to jobs and places in between," according to Monte Whaley.

"But along the way, FasTracks has picked up its share of critics. There have been cost overruns past the $4.7 billion of debt voters approved for FasTracks in November 2004, lower ridership numbers than predicted and the implosion of the planned Northwest Rail Line to Boulder, say detractors."

The rest of the article includes a complete history of the FasTraks political and planning process as well as a survey of the system's current status.

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Published on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in The Denver Post
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