This weekend marked the opening of the new RTD Light Rail lines to the southeast metro area. The opening of the Southeast Line also marks the official end to T-REX, the Transportation Expansion Project. Even with T-REX complete, new light rail lines will continue to be built throughout the metro area in the next decade. These will eventually connect existing lines with DIA, the west metro area, and more, due to the FasTracks measure approved by voters in 2004.
In our library you can find many resources on T-REX, the Southeast Line, and on rail transit’s impact on Colorado, including:
- Rail-Oriented Development: Strategies and Tools to Support Passenger Rail
- Colorado Passenger Rail Study
- An Evaluation of Light Rail and Other Transit Proposals for Metropolitan Denver (study from 1983!)
- A Trip Through T-REX Newsletters (A Trip Through T-REX South covers the Southeast Line and surrounding area)
- T-REX Fact Book