Denver (AP) Denver's Regional Transportation District is notifying 180 property owners that it will need some or all of their land to build the first portion of the multibillion Fastracks project.
The 12.1 mile rail line RTD is working on is the west-line train that will run from Denver to the suburbs of Lakewood and Golden.
Rtd says it needs entire properties from 16 owners and portions from 164 others.
Additionally, RTD needs land or easements from 16 public entities. The agency said it must pay just compensation when taking property by eminent domain.
Voters approved the Fastracks project in 2004 through a 0.4-cent increase in the regional sales tax. The 12-year plan would expand bus service and add 119 miles of passenger rail service.
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