New light rail in Denver opens door to transit-oriented neighborhoods

04/9/2013 | Governing.com

Denver's new 12.1-mile light rail line, which connects the city to two western suburbs, is set to open this month. The line is part of the city's FasTracks program, which aims to add 122 new miles of commuter and light rail. "The transit-oriented development opportunities are just vast," said Diane Barrett, chief projects officer in the mayor's office. "[W]e have these opportunities to create real, livable places around stations where people don't have to have cars."

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