Mark Udall welcomes the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board's decision to approve a proposal to complete the FasTracks I-225 Light Rail Line, which will connect the Southeast Corridor to the Eagle P3 commuter line to Downtown and the Denver International Airport.
"The RTD Board's decision is a step in the right direction to complete the FasTracks transit expansion project and improve the Denver metro region's transportation infrastructure. Completion of the I-225 Light Rail Line will not only provide more public transit options for commuters, but it also will create construction jobs and better connect businesses along the I-225 corridor with customers." Udall said. "I look forward to continuing my work with RTD to find additional federal funds to build out a complete system."
FasTracks - a voter-approved transit expansion program - includes 122 miles of commuter rail and light rail as well as 18 miles of Bus Rapid Transit Service and improved bicycle and pedestrian access improvements to stations across the Denver metro area, including the Denver International Airport. This will be the second FasTracks rail line completed by the company.
Earlier this year, Udall and Sen. Michael Bennet announced the first round of funding for the Eagle commuter rail project from the U.S. Department of Transportation, a grant of $80 million to help complete the Eagle P3 commuter rail system in the greater Denver area, which includes the Gold Line that runs to Arvada, the East Corridor that runs to Denver International Airport and part of the Northwest Corridor, which is planned to run to Longmont.