Staff | North Denver News

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Bicyclists make their way through Salt Lake City traffic. Officials are pushing to promote more walking and biking as the Wasatch Front population is predicted to double in coming decades.RTD’s FasTracks program continues to make progress across the metro area. We celebrated many milestones in 2014 including the opening of the Union Station Transit Center and the debut of the Free MetroRide, and we’re moving forward with a very productive year in 2015. The East Rail Line to DIA will begin testing trains in the spring; the Gold and Northwest lines connecting Arvada and Westminster to Union Station are in the final stages of construction and the alignment is ready for track installation; the I-225 Rail Line will continue construction; and the US 36 express lanes will open to RTD buses and shortly after, the Bus Rapid Transit vehicles will arrive. And there’s a lot more to come when all these projects open in 2016. Headlined by the opening of the Union Station Transit Center the top 10 RTD accomplishments in 2014 are:

RTD Transforms Downtown Commuter Travel – RTD opened the 22-bay bus concourse at Denver’s Union Station and transitioned bus service from the Market Street Station; launched the Free MetroRide along 18th and 19th streets; and completed downtown light rail ramp replacements.

Ground Broken on North Metro Rail Line – Using innovative financing through Certificates of Participation to finance the construction of the North Metro Rail Line, RTD broke ground on the North Metro Line in March. Once completed, the line will run from Union Station to 124th through north Denver, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn and northern Adams County. Read more