DALLAS - With revenues falling and costs rising, the Regional Transportation District of metropolitan Denver is developing a backup plan for its FasTracks transit program in the event voters refuse to raise more sales taxes to complete all the projects.

Currently the RTD is $2.3 billion short of the revenue it needs to complete FasTracks by the target date of 2017, according to a study released this week. The district expects to ask voters next year or in 2012 to approve higher taxes for the program.

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