DIA officials also plan to expand the system’s capacity by 2020, with the net addition of 10 train cars to the transportation system linking the concourses to the terminal. But those were not part of the seven-year contract with Bombardier Transportation Holdings USA, the original manufacturer.
The council approved the maintenance contract in an 11-0 block vote.
This year, the council approved big expansions to accommodate growing passenger traffic at DIA, which also has put strain on the underground train. In coming years, one project will carry out a $650 million renovation of the terminal building, while $1.5 billion in gate expansions are planned across all three concourses.
Former Vice President Joe Biden used a 90-minute stopover Saturday night at the Paramount Theater in Denver to say there was cause to be upbeat, but he wasn’t hinting at a possible run for the presidency, which is what pretty much everyone in attendance hoped he meant.
Proponents of Front Range passenger train service on Friday presented their first timeline for when — should they get their funding — they hope to be rolling from Trinidad in the south to Fort Collins in the north.