RTD Northwest Rail
The Northwest Rail Line is a 41-mile stretch of commuter rail that will travel from Denver Union Station to Longmont, passing through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville, Boulder and Boulder County.
The first segment of the Northwest Rail Line from Denver Union Station to Westminster Station (71st Avenue and Irving Street) is proceeding as part of the Eagle P3 project. This first segment is 6.2 miles and scheduled for completion in 2016. Eagle P3 is also building the East Rail Line to Denver International Airport and the Gold Line to Arvada and Wheat Ridge.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is funding the Northwest Area Mobility Study (NAMS) to determine cost-effective mobility improvements to serve the northwest metropolitan area. The study will include exploring phasing options for the Northwest Rail Line and alternative alignments to Longmont. The goal is to have a prioritized list of improvements for the northwest area that has the overall support of RTD, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and corridor stakeholders.
The information gathered from this study will help RTD evaluate future funding opportunities, including potential public/private partnerships. The study began in early 2013 and will be completed in early 2014.