Denver Commuter Rail Opens Second Line
(Boston, MA) – ACI, the largest privately held provider of contracted passenger rail services in the United States, today announced that the second of three new commuter rail lines serving the Denver area opened on July 25, 2016. The B Line between Union Station and Westminster is part of the Eagle P3 Project, the nation’s first full public-private partnership venture for new transit projects.
“RTD staff, our contractors as well as our federal, state and local partners have put in a remarkable effort to complete the B Line’s first segment,” said Tom Tobiassen, Chairman of the Regional Transit District Board of Directors.
Earlier this year, on April 22, the first segment of the commuter rail project, the 23-mile line between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport known as the A Line, opened for service. The G Line between Union Station and Wheat Ridge is scheduled to open later in 2016.
The new commuter rail system will be operated and maintained under a 29-year contract by Denver Transit Operators (DTO), a joint venture of ACI, Fluor and Balfour Beatty Rail.
“I am certain that these new services will contribute greatly to future economic growth, improved mobility and better quality of life in the Denver region,” said James F. O’Leary, President of ACI. “We are absolutely committed to providing the type of high quality service that RTD expects and Denver area riders deserve.”
Denver Transit Partners