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Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go? More Places Than You Might Think. RTD’s B and G Lines featured image

Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go? More Places Than You Might Think. RTD’s B and G Lines

Since RTD began building out Denver’s light rail and commuter rail lines, people have both praised and criticized them.  While Denver has one of the more expansive transit systems in the United States, metro Denver is also one of the more expansive urbanized areas, meaning that wide swaths of the Mile High City and surrounding suburbs […]

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Closing Wynkoop To Cars Could Give Denver Its First True Pedestrian Only Plaza

Denver’s Union Station underwent a $500 million renovation as part of Denver’s FasTracks project, opening in 2014. It immediately became the crown jewel of downtown Denver. The station and the immediate surrounding area has everything, from shops to hotels, restaurants to office space.  Oh, and there are trains now.  By the time RTD’s North Line […]

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Pedestrian and Cyclist Improvements Could Further Connect a Vibrant South Pearl Neighborhood. featured image

Pedestrian and Cyclist Improvements Could Further Connect a Vibrant South Pearl Neighborhood.

RTD opened the Southeast Line in Denver in 2006. Running along I-25 from Union Station, the line is somewhat unique in Denver in that many of the stations were built as pedestrian-oriented stations in already established neighborhoods. There are no massive parking garages or empty fields like the stations along the A-Line. There has been development […]

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Bus Lanes and Improved Cycling Infrastructure Proposed For Speer Boulevard And Leetsdale Drive featured image

Bus Lanes and Improved Cycling Infrastructure Proposed For Speer Boulevard And Leetsdale Drive

Speer Boulevard is among the most clogged roads in Denver at nearly any hour. Getting through Cherry Creek can take seemingly forever. Leetsdale Drive is full of stop-and-go traffic. On top of all of that, the transit options to get to Cherry Creek, Glendale, and Southeast Denver are less than desirable. RTD has one bus […]

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Commuter Rail May Reach Brighton…..Someday.

In 2004, Denver voters approved FasTracks, bringing real rail transit to the entire Denver metro.  The lines, we were told, would connect all parts of the city, reaching as far as Boulder and Longmont.  Despite two new light rail lines, four new commuter rail lines, and a rapid bus transit line, this left residents of […]

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Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go?  More Places Than You Might Think.  RTD’s A Line to DIA. featured image

Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go? More Places Than You Might Think. RTD’s A Line to DIA.

Since RTD began building out Denver’s light rail and commuter rail lines, people have both praised and criticized them.  While Denver has one of the more expansive transit systems in the United States, metro Denver is also one of the more expansive urbanized areas, meaning that wide swaths of the Mile High City and surrounding suburbs […]

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RTD Will Be Adding Two New Stops To the B Line

RTD has proposed a service change for the B commuter rail line.  The B Line opened in late October 2016, but currently only provides direct service from Union Station to Westminster at the 71st and Lowell Station.  Plans eventually call for the line to be extended to Boulder and Longmont. Looking at RTD’s system map above, […]

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Donald Trump’s bid to redevelop Denver Union Station

Donald Trump could have been the proud owner of Denver’s historic Union Station.  According to articles from The Denver Post and Westword, Donald Trump was one of the 11 bids submitted in 2005 to the redevelopment team in charge of the Denver Union Station Project.  Trump and his team submitted their proposal shortly before the […]

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Let’s take the 15 Bus down East Colfax.  No, seriously. featured image

Let’s take the 15 Bus down East Colfax. No, seriously.

RTD’s bus route 15 is infamous in Denver for being the seediest route in the public transportation system.  After all, it does serve Colfax Street, which Playboy magazine famously called “The longest, wickedest street in America.”  With all the investment RTD has done in Denver since 2000, many people are wondering why nothing has been […]

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