Metro Denver

Transportation

Denver is a top ten city for transit. It serves as the transportation hub for the region, providing high accessibility for residents, employees, and visitors.

Transportation options are expanding with the addition of light and commuter rail lines, the installation of bike lanes, the expansion of Denver’s bike sharing system, and more car sharing options. Having a variety of transportation options is important to members of the millennial generation, who are less likely to own a car. Millennials enjoy Denver’s bike share and multiple car share programs, strong public transit system, and walkable neighborhoods.

Union Station

One of the largest of its kind in the United States, the redevelopment of the former rail yards at Denver Union Station is a case study of the power of transit-oriented urban design. This substantial public investment has catalyzed an unprecedented wave of private-sector activity. Sensitive to its historic location, but fundamentally forward looking in its technical sophistication and city-building spirit, Denver Union Station sets the standard for 21st-century intermodal hubs.

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Transit

  • $5.7 Billion invested in 84 completed projects in Downtown Denver over the past 5 years
  • $3.5 Billion in construction projects underway for Denver International Airport
  • More than 9,800 RTD bus stops with 140 stations provide service through central, southwest and southeast metro areas
  • National Western Center construction underway, which will be the epicenter of agribusiness in the Rocky Mountain West

FasTracks

  • Largest in the nation, RTD’s voter-approved transit expansion program with 58.5 miles of light rail, 40 miles of commuter track rail
  • $5.6 Billion invested by RTD for completed FasTracks projects with 75% of planned lines open
  • 95,041,289 annual riders in 2018-2019
  • 12 rail lines and 1 bus rapid transit service in operation

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