In 2004, voters in the Denver Metro region approved an aggressive plan authorizing Denver Regional Transit District (RTD) to undertake the largest transit expansion in the nation, named "FasTracks". With an anticipated completion of 2016, and a cost of roughly $6 billion, FasTracks will forever transform how residents and visitors travel throughout the Denver metro area.

When complete, FasTracks will create better access and more transit options across all of our communities through more rail, improved bus service, more parking, and improved roadways and bridges for people on the go.

brt_map.jpgBus Rapid Transit (BRT)
Connecting Denver, Broomfield, and Boulder

Debuting in early 2016, the new BRT line, named the "Flatiron Flyer," will offer riders their choice of express or all-station service along U.S. 36 between Boulder and Union Station in downtown Denver. The express service will run on the new express lanes, which are currently under construction. The all-station service will run on general purpose lanes serving transit riders at the corridor's six stations. 

Northwest Rail Line

The Northwest Rail Line is a 41-mile stretch of commuter rail that will travel from Denver Union Station to Longmont, passing through North Denver, Adams County, Westminster, Broomfield, Louisville, Boulder and Boulder County.

The first segment of the Northwest Rail Line from Denver Union Station to Westminster Station (71st Avenue and Irving Street) is proceeding as part of the FasTracks project. This first segment is 6.2 miles and scheduled for completion in 2016. FasTracks is also building the East Rail Line to Denver International Airport and the Gold Line to Arvada and Wheat Ridge.

About RTD

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) was created in 1969 by the Colorado General Assembly to develop, operate, and maintain a mass transportation system for the benefit of 2.8 million people in RTD's service area. The 2,340 square mile District serves all or part of eight counties:
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Denver
  • Jefferson
  • Adams
  • Arapahoe
  • Douglas
  • Weld

FasTracks at a Glance

  • 122 miles of new rail service
  • 18 miles of bus rapid transit
  • 57 new stations
  • 31 new Park-n-Rides
  • 21,000 new parking spaces
  • Redevelopment of Union Station