ARTICLE BY FREDERICK MELO via PIONEER PRESS
Denver’s Regional Transportation District has launched six light rail transit lines since 1994, and plans to start service on three commuter rail lines and a new LRT line in 2016.
In the same period, Metro Transit will have built two LRTs — the Blue Line and the new Green Line — as well as the Northstar Commuter Rail.
The fact that Denver has already built twice as much transit infrastructure isn’t lost on East Metro Strong executive director Will Schroeer. During a media event at the Union Depot on Thursday, he advocated for “an increase in regional transit funding” to step up construction of new lines.
East Metro Strong, a coalition of Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties and assorted businesses, is placing nine informational kiosks at Green Line station stops this weekend.
Each kiosk will feature maps of area attractions within walking distance, a listing of destinations riders can get to by jumping on a bus, and a map of what the transit system would look like (and how much faster service would be) with added streetcar or light rail links.