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Denver's Transit System Makes Tracks

September 26, 2016

Cameron McWhirter

DENVER—Maintenance backlogs, budget shortfalls and breakdowns plague many of the U.S.'s aging transit systems. But here, where the plains meet the Rockies, Denver's system is a rare success.

Created in 1969, the Regional Transportation District operated for years as a modest bus service, and in the 1990s it added a few rail lines. But in 2004, voters in the eight-county region approved an additional 0.4% sales tax to expand the train network, called FasTracks. That new funding dramatically boosted a stream of local tax money already going to transit...

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Read more at The Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/denvers-transit-system-makes-tracks-1474933438