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Denver — Colfax Streetcar Study Advances

Rail Transit Online, March 2009

The long-planned East Colfax Avenue streetcar has received a $2-million boost from the Federal Transit Administration. The money will be used for a feasibility study in the congested 7.5-mi. (12 km) Colfax corridor between the state Capitol in downtown Denver and a medical center in Aurora, which already experiences bus overcrowding.

The modern streetcar has widespread support from stakeholders along the route and a preliminary analysis has suggested there would be mobility and economic investment benefits. No specific capital funding sources have been identified, but it's assumed that a combination of federal and local financing would be sought should a decision be made to begin construction.



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