This morning I attended the opening ceremony for the new light rail station at Union Station. It was great to see community leaders, Denver residents and business people gather to celebrate this great accomplishment. The project took about 18 months to complete and it came in on budget! The new station and 16th Street Free Mall ride being right at the base of the Millennium Bridge is so great Denver and all of the Riverfront Park residents. Additionally, the 18th Street Pedestrian Bridge also known as the Union Gateway Bridge is now linked to the light rail platform. The traffic on that bridge will significantly increase now that the Light Rail station is complete. This is a great accomplishment for the city and the first step to making the Union Station redevelopment a reality. If you’re downtown, I suggest going and checking it out, it’s amazing how much has changed in only 18 months!