DALLAS — Colorado’s Regional Transportation District has received confirmation of a $1.03 billion federal grant that is a key element in financing its $6.7 billion FasTracks program.

FasTracks, which Denver-area voters approved in 2004, is a plan to build 122 miles of commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit, 21,000 new parking spaces at light-rail and bus stations, and improve connections across the eight-county district.

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