Railway Corridors

FasTracks Light Rail
Denver, Colo.

Project Size:  12-years, $6.5 billion, 119 miles

Project Description: FasTracks is a $6.5 billion public transportation expansion plan for Colorado’s Denver-Aurora and Boulder metropolitan areas. The plan calls for six light rail, diesel commuter rail, and electric commuter rail lines with a combined length of 119 miles to be opened between 2013 and 2016. The plan also include bus rapid transit, and additional bus and park-and-ride facilities.

Value Added: As part of the FasTracks project, numerous modifications were needed to the BNSF Railway corridors in order to support light rail design and construction throughout the Denver metro area. CVL was responsible for surveying and mapping of the BNSF modifications for this project, which included the Regional Transportation District’s Fastracks Survey Control Network, and mapping numerous freight yards and corridors along the BNSF route. In addition, CVL took note of utility inventories and led construction staking of all modifications to the BNSF alignments.