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Colorado awards $21 million for state, regional transit projects


The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Division of Transit and Rail will distribute $21 million in Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER) funds for statewide and regional transit projects.

Twenty-two projects, including renovations to Denver's Union Station to accommodate Amtrak, will be partially funded by FASTER dollars over the next two years, according to a CDOT prepared statement.

Other rail-related projects include construction of a pedestrian bridge between light-rail and Greyhound stations in Denver; construction of a new Amtrak/Greyhound station in Lamar; and multi-modal facility construction for Amtrak, Greyhound and the local bus system in Trinidad.

The Colorado Transportation Commission, which awarded the funds, will meet in January to consider recommendations for $15 million in FASTER funds.

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