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RTD's board agrees to relocate proposed rail station


The Regional Transportation District of Denver's (RTD) board agreed earlier this week to approve a request to move the planned Montview Station on the Interstate-225 Rail Line to a new location on Fitzsimons Parkway.

The request came from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, which asked that the station be moved due to concerns about adequate mitigation of electromagnetic interference and vibration near sensitive research equipment at existing and future medical buildings, RTD officials said in a press release.

The board's decision will allow the I-225 project team to identify environmental impacts and propose mitigations before moving forward with design and construction, they said.

"We will continue to collaborate with our partners to ensure that our project meets the needs of the greater community," said RTD General Manager Phil Washington.

The I-225 Rail Line project involves a 10.5-mile light-rail extension that will travel through Aurora, Colo., and include key connections to the Anschutz Medical Campus and future Veterans Administration Hospital. The line is part of RTD's FasTracks program.

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