Rail

Denver RTD approves Kiewit rail extension proposal

Posted on July 25, 2012

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) board of directors formally approved a proposal by Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to complete the I-225 Light Rail Line to Peoria by November 2015. The line would open in mid-2016 after about six months of testing.

With a vote of 14-0 and one member absent, the RTD board’s decision paves the way for the agency to complete another complete FasTracks rail line. On July 3, RTD staff recommended the proposal to the board after finding that it offered the best value with a financially sound solution that allows RTD to take advantage of the current market. The Kiewit team includes Mass. Electric Construction Co., AECOM and RBC Capital Markets.

Completion of the I-225 Rail Line through Aurora to the East Rail Line at Smith and Peoria will connect major destinations like the Aurora City Center, the Anschutz/Fitzsimons Medical Campus, and Denver International Airport. The line will also serve the future VA Hospital, a seven-state regional facility that will serve approximately 60,000 military veterans and their families.

Now that the plan has been approved, RTD will finalize contract negotiations with Kiewit and aim to issue a Notice to Proceed later this summer.

In March, Kiewit approached RTD with an unsolicited proposal. After reviewing the initial proposal, RTD staff determined it had merit and was worthy of moving forward to a competitive procurement process. On June 14, RTD received two competitive proposals for the I-225 Light Rail project — one from Kiewit Infrastructure Co. another from Balfour Beatty Ames Joint Venture.

FasTracks is RTD’s voter-approved transit expansion program to build 122 miles of commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit service, add 21,000 new parking spaces, redevelop Denver Union Station and redirect bus service to better connect the eight-county District.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Md. MTA set to raise all rail fares

The fare increase is mandated by a state law that requires the MTA to adjust transit fares every five years. New fares also will apply to the transit agency’s local bus, commuter bus and paratransit services in the greater Baltimore area.

Report examines how to manage pedestrian traffic in crowded subway systems

Suggestions include encouraging coordination and knowledge sharing among various specialists responsible for aspects of the passenger experience, including construction and emergency evacuations and routinely assessing assumptions used to estimate pedestrian volumes and pedestrian characteristics.

N.Y. subway train suspension caused by massive theft of copper cable

At least 500 feet of the valuable cable was discovered stolen from roughly 12 locations along the A train tracks near Howard Beach, and some signal equipment and track components were damaged as well by electrical current that could not flow through the cable.

Quicken Loans buys M-1 Rail naming rights

Detroit-based Quicken is owned by Dan Gilbert, who has been the $137 million streetcar project's co-chairman (with Roger Penske) nearly since its 2008 inception.

Apple to introduce transit maps to iOS9

The directions would offer the ability to plan trips, getting estimated travel times for bus, train and subway transit methods.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close