Originally Posted by TakeFive
Given all the money being spent on transit, $450 million feels like a bargain in comparison, considering the density and number of people that would be served.
West line- 12.1 miles, $700 million, 15,000 daily trips
Southeast extension- 2.3 miles, $200 million, 7,000 daily trips
I-70 to Airport Rd widening- 12 miles, $1.8 billion, 140,000 daily trips
Colfax streetcar- 10 miles, $400 million, 22,000 daily trips
(based on current trips, not projected)
By my math, cost/trip for colfax is remarkably close to competing with I-70 and blows the rest of fasttracks out of the water. If we had a rational tranportation funding system, investing $400 million on colfax transit would be a no brainer.