Statement by local elected officials and business leaders regarding rising costs of FasTracks program

Statement by local elected officials and business leaders regarding rising costs of FasTracks program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Friday, March 9, 2007

                                               

MEDIA CONTACT:

Sue Cobb

Mayor’s Office

720-865-9016

 

Statement by local elected officials and business leaders regarding rising costs of FasTracks program

(Denver, CO)  As elected officials and community leaders, we share the RTD's concern regarding the rising costs of the FasTracks system.  We are encouraged by the proactive steps the RTD FasTracks team has already taken to work with outside, independent experts to conduct an extensive evaluation of the program.  We believe this is a critical step in an ongoing process to prudently and proactively manage a project as complex as FasTracks.  Based upon the information collected through this review, we are committed to working with RTD - and the public - to ensure that the FasTracks program voters approved in 2004 is delivered as promised.

Chuck Baroch, Mayor of Golden

 

Chris Berry, Mayor of Lafayette

 

Steve Burkholder, Mayor of Lakewood

 

Ken Fellman, Mayor of Arvada

 

Larry Harte, Mayor of Glendale

 

John Hickenlooper, Mayor of Denver

 

Kathleen Novak, Mayor of Northglenn

 

Jan Pawlowski, Mayor of Brighton

 

Nancy Sharpe, Mayor of Greenwood Village

 

James “Jim” Taylor, Mayor of Littleton

 

Will Toor, Boulder County Commissioner

 

Julie Bender, CEO

Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District

 

Joe Blake, President and CEO

Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce

 

Melvin Bush and Angie Malpiede, Co-Chairs

FasTracks Citizens Advisory Committee

 

Jeffrey Campos, President and CEO

Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Tom Clark, Executive Vice President

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

 

Tamara Door, President and CEO

Downtown Denver Partnership

 

Denver Councilman Rick Garcia, Chair

Denver Regional Council of Governments Board of Directors

 

Wendy Mitchell, President

Aurora Economic Development Council

 

Robert F. Moody, Executive Director

Colorado Chapter, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

 

Kathleen Osher, Executive Director

Transit Alliance

 

Wellington E. Webb, President

Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce

 

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