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All aboard the R Line in Aurora! – Transportation / Oct. 5, 2016

RTD’s R Line through Aurora, CO is scheduled to open winter 2016 – which is right around the “bend!”

At the Oct. 5, 2016 Chamber Transportation committee,  Chuck Culig, R Line Project Manager for RTD provided a thorough and up-to-date presentation about “all things RTD R Line.”

“It’s an exciting time for RTD and for the City of Aurora,” said Culig, as he began his presentation. “It’s been nine years in the making, and we are in the final stages.”

RTD’s R Line runs from I-25 and Lincoln to Peoria St., where it connects with the University of Colorado A Line to downtown and Denver International Airport. It’s 22 miles long, and encompasses 16 stations.

When the R Line opens in Aurora, there will be eight stops:

  • Florida station
  • Aurora Metro Center Station
  • Iliff Station and parking garage
  • Colfax Ave. Station
  • 2nd and Abilene St. Station
  • 13th Station
  • Fitzsimons Station
  • Peoria Station

The R Line through Aurora has a ‘rising sun’ theme, in correlation with Aurora’s namesake, the Roman goddess of dawn. The theme is reflected on walls, canopy design, decorative rail, and windscreens at the stations.

It is exciting times – for RTD and Aurora – and the entire Metropolitan area!

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The Transportation committee reviews and monitors transportation-related issues important to the success of the business community. Meets the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9 am.

Chair: Michael Martin, Merrick and Company. Chamber liaison: Mitzi Schindler

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