(Denver) – Recently, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors decided to refer a hybrid request to the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), to approve a revised plan to implement the FasTracks project. Included in this plan is a 100% increase in the RTD sales tax, dedicated to completing the FasTracks project.
A local citizens group, ‘Truth About Transportation‘ (TAT), has studied the promises made by RTD in 2004 versus what RTD will actually deliver.
You can read the details of the entire 2004 FasTracks plan from RTD here.
Those promises included:
- A 12 year completion plan. (2017) to complete the project
- At a cost of $4.7 billion
- Provided by a 0.4% sales tax
- New and expanded rapid transit in nine major travel corridors, funding over 119 miles of light rail and commuter rail
- And a plethora of other promises made and not kept
Truth About Transportation is a citizens group that opposes any further tax increase to fund the FasTracks project, beyond the 0.4% sales tax that voters approved in 2004. TAT believes that RTD should be held accountable to voters to deliver what was promised in 2004.
TAT will be highlighting this lack of accountability and failure to deliver, over the next several months.
|Our Mission at Truth About Transportation –TAT: To provide useful and accurate information to Colorado citizens about the transportation issues which may affect their daily lives.|
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