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  Encyclopedia: Rail transit in Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado has a light rail system with two lines currently in operation, both of which are run by the Regional Transportation District (RTD).
Seven new rail lines in the Denver area will be built due to the successful passing of two rail-related referendums in 1999 and 2004, the latter of which will involve a sales tax hike, and is one of the United States's most ambitious mass transportation projects in its history.
Interstate 225 is a spur route of Interstate 25 in Aurora, Colorado.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rail-transit-in-Denver,-Colorado   (1948 words)

 Online TDM Encyclopedia - Light Rail Transit
Rail transit is considered prestigious, and so tends to be relatively effective at attracting discretionary travelers (people who have the option of driving for a given trip), and political support (many communities have passed referenda for special funding for rail transit systems).
Rail tends to be more attract than conventional bus transit to discretionary travelers (people who have the option of driving), including commuters, visitors, and people traveling to major sport and cultural events if they are located along transit lines.
Major barriers to Light Rail Transit projects include limited funds for transit, unsupportive land use patterns (common destinations too dispersed to be served cost effectively by rail), and policies that favor automobile travel (such as generous parking requirements and subsidies).
www.vtpi.org /tdm/tdm121.htm   (2546 words)

 The rail transit that could
Opponents concentrated on light rail, which was not as popular as the highway component of the measure that again required voters to increase their own taxes.
Whereas transit was once considered a Great Society program for the poor and those who had no other means of getting around, now where good transit is being offered to voters, voters are willing to raise their own taxes to pay for systems that work.
Transit is supported in areas which are Republican as well as Democrat, conservative as well as liberal.
www.renewamerica.us /columns/weyrich/041112   (1508 words)

 Issues and Opportunities Facing U.S. Local Governments: The Example of Denver, Colorado
The Mayor of Denver led 30 other mayors in the region, along with the business community and the environmental community, in this campaign to build this entire system out in one, very different in the way in which most systems are built, where you build a corridor and then you build another corridor.
Denver was faced with an airport that was landlocked, and Tom alluded a little bit, but that was, again, a big, a huge commitment of resources, over $4 billion investment, and a lot of state people that attacked FasTracks attacked the airport then, but clearly, airports have been proven.
And so the argument became this transit system was going to take between 16 and 23 percent of the traffic off of all the major arteries in and around the region during those key times.
fpc.state.gov /fpc/39275.htm   (3530 words)

 Factors Influencing Voting Results of Local Transportation Funding Initiatives with a Substantial Transit Component: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Transit in the St. Louis area is the responsibility of the Bi-State Development Agency, which operates the MetroLink system, as well as bus and paratransit van transportation.
The transit package in the 1999 ballot measure was a subset of the one in the 1997 measure.
People who were less enthusiastic about transit improvements than highway improvements contributed to the transit campaign, as well as to the highway campaign, realizing that an additional environmental impact study of the highway widening on the SE Corridor could be avoided only if voters approved the transit measure.
transweb.sjsu.edu /publications/BallotMeasures.htm   (15415 words)

 light rail transit --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Light rail vehicles (LRVs) are a technological outgrowth of streetcars (trams).
Light rail transit lines are more segregated from street traffic than are tramways (particularly in congested urban areas) but less so than are rapid...
Modern mass transit is an outgrowth of industrialization and urbanization and is an important feature of the separation of industrial...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9048223   (822 words)

 MPR: Denver's Light Rail Experiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Governor Jesse Venture is in Denver, Colorado to tour that city's light-rail transit system.
Reed: In terms of evaluating the success of light rail, in terms of ridership, in terms of reducing the number of single-occupant trips, in terms of increases in ridership on the bus feeder system, it actually is cheaper to carry a passenger by light rail than it is to carry a passenger by bus.
Goetz is the associate director of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver.
news.mpr.org /features/200002/17_khoom_denverlrt   (788 words)

 Transit Alliance - Rail and Bus Expansion Plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
With nearly one million new people expected in the metro region in the next 20 years, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) has developed a long-range plan for growth and transportation.
On April 13, the Regional Transportation Committee, composed of representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), DRCOG and RTD, voted unanimously to approve the technologies and financing plan in FasTracks.
For more information on FasTracks and transit in the Denver region, please visit www.rtd-denver.com.
www.transitalliance.org /railandbus.htm   (184 words)

 Nov. 4th Election Result: Major Net Victory for US Rail Transit
In a tremendous victory for rail transit, voters approved by 52% the Metro Solutions plan – including an immediate $640 million revenue bond measure for Metro, the transit agency, to undertake construction of 22 miles of rail transit, with both light rail (LRT) and regional "commuter"-type rail.
Passing a rail transit initiative is difficult enough – a steep uphill struggle in any conditions.
The grassroots citizens' movement backing the transit proposal was able to raise only $40,000 for their campaign, which was heavily outspent by opponents (mainly car dealerships, sprawl developers, and local construction firms).
www.lightrailnow.org /news/n_000012.htm   (1192 words)

 Rail transit: bigger, dumber, slower, costlier
The big selling point of any steel wheel contraption (heavy rail, light rail, roller coaster), beyond its looking real cool, is that it gets you out of and around the traffic jam.
What has been a natural progression building to an incredible bus/HOV facility from Denver to Boulder is being hijacked by insiders who demand a steel wheel system and a massive 67-percent RTD tax increase.
The national average speed of light rail is less than 20 mph because of all the local stops.
www.broomfieldnews.com /opinion/columnists/14eoped.html   (760 words)

 Fact Sheets about Light Rail - No 56   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Many examples exist today of light rail systems quickly proving beyond doubt that some opposition encountered during the planning stage was somewhat ill-founded and once the wheels had started rolling any earlier doubts were quickly dispelled.
Light rail was the successful choice, opened in 1994, and proving its success by reducing private car flow into the city by 17% (7).
The popularity of the light rail decision was displayed by the public voting with their feet and the first year predictions of 6.5m passengers turned out to be 7.5m.
www.lrta.org /facts56.html   (1834 words)

 Southeast Corridor MIS I-225 Light Rail Transit Corridor Photosimulation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Denver CO Photosimulation of proposed LRT transit corridor
The simulation above was prepared for the purpose of illustrating the visual impacts of a Light Rail Transit (LRT) Corridor Concept along Interstate 225 in the Denver Technical Center.
The LRT Vehicle in this simulation is an accurate 3d Model of the LRT vehicle, the Siemens Duewag 100, with the Denver RTD paint scheme.
www.poitra.com /i225.html   (94 words)

 Metro Denver Voters Pass FasTracks – Regional Mass Transit Plan
On November 2, 2004, 58 percent of metro Denver voters passed FasTracks, a $4.7 billion transportation initiative that will fundamentally shape the way the metro Denver area grows.
FasTracks proposal is a 12-year comprehensive plan that will expand the entire metro Denver light rail system, adding six new lines and extending existing routes and expanding the regional bus network.
The Metro Denver EDC, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and 14 other chambers and economic development organizations, in addition to the Metro Mayors Caucus (composed of 31 mayors in the metro Denver area) all endorsed FasTracks.
www.metrodenver.org /NewsCenter   (427 words)

 Denver Transit
The Valley line which will connect many of the Denver activity and cultural centers to the system opened in 2002.
The city also has a unique circulator bus system on 16th street linking the two bus stations with the light rail and the business district.
Denver also has the huge Denver International Airport.
ktransit.com /transit/uscentral/denver.htm   (146 words)

RTD West Corridor is a future Light Rail line being planned from Denver to Golden along the old Associated Railroad.
The Denver Regional Council of Governments, also known as DRCOG, is a voluntary association of 50 county and municipal governments in the Denver, Colorado metro area working together to address regional issues.
The Transit Alliance Coalition is a non-profit coalition of 34 local governments, business associations and citizen groups promoting expanded rail and bus transit in the Denver Metro region.
www.rtd-denver.com /Links/index.html   (783 words)

 Denver Light Rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Denver Regional Transportation District operates a 15.8-mile light rail system.
The main line runs from Littleton in the southwest to downtown Denver, where it splits at Auraria into a branch to the Five Points area northeast of downtown, and a branch along the Platte River valley to Union Station.
In downtown Denver, the line runs in the curb lane of Stout and California Streets, which are one-way southbound and northbound.
web.presby.edu /~jtbell/transit/Denver   (438 words)

 Denver Urban Living Properties - Lofts and townhomes for sale in downtown Denver Colorado & surrounding areas
Overlooking Denver’s Central Park from historic Highland, The Dakota is five stories tall with sixty-one contemporary lofts on four floors arranged in a unique three-sided configuration.
We are proud to present Denver Square Condominiums, a forty-four-residence condominium development in the heart of Uptown, Denver at 17th Avenue and Downing Street.
The Denver Union Station is just across the street and provides quick access to Light Rail, the Mall shuttle, and in the not too distant future the train to DIA.
www.urbanliving2000.com /denver_properties.htm   (5857 words)

 List of light-rail transit systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Denver, Colorado - Light rail run by the Regional Transportation District [5]
Phoenix, AZ Valley Metro Rail (Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Project) In Construction 2005
Tucson, AZ TST (Tucsonans for Sensible Transportation) Ballot Proposal Defeated in 2003/2004.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_light-rail_transit_systems   (1107 words)

 RailServe.com: North American Passenger Railroads, Subways & Transit
Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CAT) River Rail Streetcars - Three replica or vintage trolleys operate on 2.1 miles of new track in Little Rock and North Little Rock, Arkansas, to be expanded in coming years
Colorado Intermountain Fixed Guideway Authority (CIFGA) - Goal of developing an advanced technology guideway from the Denver International Airport (DIA) to the Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum, Colorado through the heart of the Rocky Mountains
Denver Rapid Transit - Light Rail - 14-mile route; Denver, Colorado
www.railserve.com /Passenger/North_America   (4372 words)

 light rail denver colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Bus and light rail service to Denver and Boulder, Colorado, and surrounding cities.
Ambulance Crash Log Light Rail vs Ambulance - Denver, Colorado … Illinois.
About Denver Light Rail / RTD (Denver, Colorado).
www.billywords.org /light-rail-denver-colorado.html   (198 words)

 Fact Sheets about Light Rail -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Enthusiasm for light rail developments outside Britain is also spectacular with Dallas in Texas attracting an encouraging public demand for additional parking places adjacent to tram stops.
In Denver (Colorado), another US city with a new light rail system, motorists have learnt to be early because the car parks are usually full by 7:30am (6).
Although this may be possible it should not be overlooked that other places are beginning to recognise certain warning signs and have started to change their transport direction.
www.lrta.org /facts115.html   (1032 words)

 World Rail Transit List
Their list of tramways, metros, trolleybus systems and commuter rail is at the URL:
People Movers are a relatively new mode of public transit, but a subclass of People Movers, "funiculars" exist in hilly cities all over the world.
Denver, Colorado [m1848K]; LR 1994, HT (Denver Rail Heritage Society)
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~wyatt/rail-transit-notes.html   (1705 words)

 Railroads and Transit in Denver
There is a really great 5.3 mile modern light rail transit system that runs both north and south of the downtown.
Being two hours off my usual time zone, I had a cheap morning ride each day I was in Denver.
Tickets are purchased from ticket vending machines at the stations (or passes purchased by mail) and Light Rail uses roving fare inspectors.
www.rosshorwood.com /RailSiteLinksFiles/Denver.html   (522 words)

 Karen's Books - New Arrivals
Rails carried wheat and helped make Minneapolis the flour milling capital of the world; brought logs to Minneapolis to be processed into lumber that built towns and farms across the prairies; and delivered coal and all manner of manufactured goods and merchandise to Minneapolis.
This fascinating 335-mile railroad ran from Denver to the Colorado mining areas of Fairplay, Breckenridge, Leadville & Gunnison.
Photos show regional rail history from the inner workings of now demolished depots to one of the oldest "short lines" in Indiana.
www.karensbooks.com /cgi-bin/shop/karenscart.cgi?func=newArrivals   (5587 words)

 Road Traffic Technology - T-REX Transportation Expansion Project - Denver, Colorado
The T-REX Transportation Expansion Project (previously known as the Southeast Corridor Project) is a $1.67 billion venture that is designed to revolutionise the transportation network in and around Denver, Colorado.
I-25 is the only North-South Interstate in Colorado and, along the T-REX project corridor, links two high employment areas, Downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center.
A portion of Interstate 225 is to be upgraded to a three-lane highway as part of the T-REX project.
www.roadtraffic-technology.com /projects/trex/index.html   (660 words)

 Colorado Public Utilities Commission Rail Transit Regulation
All economic jurisdiction over railroads that are part of the national railroad system come under the jurisdiction of the Surface Transportation Board.
In accordance with 49 CFR Part 659 and CRS 40-18, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has responsibility for the oversight of the safety and security of rail fixed guideway (RFG) systems within the state.
While the authority of the Federal Regulations extends to RFG systems which have received or are receiving federal funds under ISTEA or TEA-21, the Colorado Statute grants this authority to any RFG system operating within the state, whether receiving federal funds or not.
www.dora.state.co.us /puc/railmain.htm   (173 words)

 colorado travel holidays hotels denver colorado springs steamnoat springs ft. collins boulder aspen vail durango ski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Denver - Colorado Springs - Boulder - Ft. Collings -
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Colorado is in the Western United States - Due to the Rocky Mountains Colorado has the best worldwide skiing and ski resorts for all budgets - Denver is the Capitol and the biggest city - due to its location at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and on the western edge of the front range.
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 Learn more about List of light-rail transit systems in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Learn more about List of light-rail transit systems in the online encyclopedia.
Manila - Light Railway Transit (LRT), Baclaran to Monumento; Metro Railway Transit 1 (MRT1), Taft Avenue to North Avenue; Metro Railway Transit 2 (MRT2), Marikina City to Recto
Jersey City, Bayonne, and Hoboken New Jersey - New Jersey Transit (Hudson-Bergen system)
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_light_rail_transit_systems.html   (367 words)

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