“Henry Stopplecamp is a true railroader — which is why being part of building a brand new railroad has been the thrill of a lifetime.
Stopplecamp is assistant general manager of capital programs for Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD), which has been carrying out a massive, multiyear, multibillion-dollar expansion of transit services. Known as FasTracks, the program involves building more than 100 miles of light- and commuter-rail lines, bus rapid transit (BRT) lines and dozens of new stations. RTD also redeveloped Union Station in downtown Denver under the program.
FasTracks officially was born in 2004, when Denver-area voters approved a four-tenths-of-a-cent sales tax to help pay for one of the largest transit expansions in the nation. Since then, Denver has undergone a transportation transformation, with rail and BRT corridors extending for miles in all directions across the metro area.
Stopplecamp has been along for the entire FasTracks ride. He joined RTD 18 years ago after serving BNSF Railway Co. for six years in positions that involved wastewater treatment operations, large-scale remediation projects, emergency response and maintenance-of-way services.”
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Sneider, Julie. Progressive Railroading June 2018.