What is FasTracks?
FasTracks is RTD’s 2004 voter-approved plan to expand transit across the Denver metro region.
Elements of FasTracks
- 122 miles of new light rail and commuter rail
- 18 miles of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
- 57 new transit stations
- Enhanced bus/train connections
- 31 new Park-n-Rides
- 21,000 new parking spaces at bus and rail stations
Enhanced bus network
- FastConnects improves suburb-to-suburb bus travel
- New bus routes and route adjustments provide convenient connections
- Enhancements improve passenger safety, convenience and transit use
- More security measures at stations
- More shelters and information at stations and Park-n-Rides
- West Rail Line opened
- Denver Union Station Bus Concourse opened
- Free MetroRide opened
- U.S. 36 Bus Rapid Transit service opened January 3, 2016
- East Rail Line, known as the University of Colorado A Line, to Denver International Airport opened April 22
- Northwest Rail Line, known as the B Line, segment one to Westminster opened July 25
- I-225 Rail Line, the R Line, through Aurora opened on February 24, 2017
- North Metro Line to Thornton opens
- Central Extension
- Southeast Extension
- Southwest Extension
- Northwest Rail to Longmont
FasTracks Is Good For The Economy
- $5.3 billion has been invested or committed to date across the region.
- Every $1 invested in transit infrastructure translates into a $4 dollar return over 20 years.
- Creation of 13,000 direct full-time jobs since 2005.