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RTD hosts telephone town hall to discuss Northwest Area Mobility Study

(Jun 25, 2013)

Colorado residents who live in the northwest area of the Denver metropolitan region can learn more about the new Northwest Area Mobility Study during an upcoming telephone town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27.

It is critical that RTD hear from Westminster residents and businesses on the transit needs of the U.S. 36 corridor.

Anyone can participate in the town hall by dialing toll free 1-877-229-8493, and entering the ID code 19081.

In addition, 50,000 residents in the northwest metro area will be called at random through an automated system and invited to participate in the public telephone forum.

Callers will be able to hear about the study’s objectives and voice opinions about various transit options for the northwest region.

RTD initiated the study in response to the significant cost projections associated with building and operating commuter rail in the 41-mile Northwest corridor.

The goal of the study is to collaborate with corridor stakeholders to determine if there is a cost-effective way to approach improving mobility in the area that could be implemented sooner.

The study focuses on the feasibility of phased construction of the Northwest Rail Line, of extending the North Metro Rail Line to Longmont and new arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) lines.

In addition, it will analyze a reverse commute between Denver Union Station and U.S. 36 and determine final BRT commitments.

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