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RTD hosting open house on FasTracks extension to Longmont

Study underway on commuter rail from Denver Union Station to Boulder and Longmont
Plan as envisioned for the Northwest Rail Peak Service Study.

Interested community members can attend an open house about the FasTracks line extension that is supposed to reach Longmont one day.

FasTracks is the Regional Transportation District’s voter-approved transit expansion program that began in 2004. Part of that plan is to build commuter rail service from Denver Union Station to Boulder, terminating in Longmont.

According to the RTD website, the Northwest Rail Peak Service Study is meant to evaluate the feasibility of providing peak period service on this route, with three weekday morning trips from Longmont to Denver and three weekday evening trips from Denver to Longmont along a 35-mile segment.

The first section of the Northwest Rail, known as the B Line, operates between Denver Union Station and Westminster Station at 72nd Avenue. Findings from the study will determine the feasibility of extending rail service through an initial peak service approach.

The study should conclude in the fall of this year with a recommended implementation plan.

Two in-person open houses, providing the same information, will take place 5-7 p.m. Jan. 31 in Boulder and Feb. 2 in Westminster. The Boulder meeting will be at the Hampton Inn & Suites Boulder-North at 6333 Lookout Rd.

A self-guided online meeting will also be available at Jan. 31-Feb. 21. More information and commenting opportunities are available at