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RTD FasTracks program earns recognition for 'sound management'

The Regional Transportation District of Denver’s (RTD) FasTracks program has been recognized for “excellence in sound management and systems practices,” RTD officials said in a prepared statement.

The Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEX) Program presented RTD officials with the organization’s Foothills Award at the Quest for Excellence conference in November.

The award followed several months of applications, interviews and presentations from FasTracks staff on how the program is managed. RMPEX officials visited the FasTracks offices to evaluate systems planning, procurement, quality oversight, project controls, public information, real estate management, hazardous materials management and other work processes, RTD officials said.

“When we established how we would manage and deliver the FasTracks program, it was a challenge given that the program is one of the largest and most ambitious transit expansion programs in the country,” said Rick Clarke, FasTracks’ assistant general manager, capital programs. “This award signifies all the hard work, innovation and commitment that have made FasTracks a model for the nation.”

FasTracks is a multi-billion-dollar transit expansion plan that includes the construction of 122 miles of new commuter- and light-rail lines, and 18 miles of bus rapid transit lines.

RMPEX is a nonprofit effort based on the national Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence program.


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