Denver International Airport's south terminal expansion project budget has been cut by 23 percent.
The $650 million price tag has been reduced to $500 million, according to the
The remodeling and expansion plan includes a light rail train station and a new 500-room hotel.
The newspaper said the cost-cutting changes include eliminating one floor of the 500-room hotel, but keeping the number of rooms the same, eliminating office space attached to the train station and plaza area and reducing the scale of the canopies over the train station.
No taxpayer money will be used for the project, Aviation Director Kim Day told 7NEWS.
"We rely on our own revenue plus federal grants for everything we do," Day said.
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