The 1st and Main transportation center construction will be delayed pending the outcome of the Northwest Area Mobility Study (NAMS) being conducted by RTD. In October the City Council approved a FasTracks policy document asking RTD to consider a possible alternative to the Northwest Rail Corridor from Boulder to Longmont. The alternative alignment would be an extension of the North Metro Rail Corridor from 162nd Avenue east of I-25 (current end-of-line) to Longmont.
This route would require that RTD reconsider the Longmont station location, potentially moving the station east of Main Street along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) parallel to 1st Avenue. Once the study is complete, which should take 9-12 months, a more informed decision can be made and the construction can begin.