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Old Posted Dec 9, 2020, 4:48 AM
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Originally Posted by BG918 View Post
Denver would certainly benefit from a similar tunnel that runs underneath downtown but there is ZERO political will (or funding) to make it happen. In fact after leading the country in building new light and commuter rail lines Denver has completely regressed and is not planning any future expansions while traffic remains grid-locked in many parts of the city. It's a complete lack of vision and leadership that will affect future growth.
I suspect it's the usual causes:

1) Capital costs much higher than expected
2) Ridership less than expected, leading to terrible fare recovery ratios and challenge just to pay for what you already have
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