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Underground Rail Connector to be Considered for Downtown

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While not originally under consideration this late in the game, a completely subterranean alternative is being added to the downtown regional connector project, which fills in a gap in light rail track, connecting the Blue, Gold and Expo lines. "Two plans currently under consideration both involve at-grade links to the existing Gold Line tracks, an option that the community has been consistently against since the project outreach first started in late 2007," explains Eric Richardson at blogdowntown. "The new alternative could add up to $200 million onto the project's price tag, which would then total roughly $1 billion."