FasTracks

Facts & figures

What is FasTracks?

FasTracks is RTD’s 2004 voter-approved plan to expand transit across the Denver metro region.

Elements of FasTracks

Rapid transit

  • 122 miles of new light rail and commuter rail
  • 18 miles of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
  • 57 new transit stations
  • Enhanced bus/rail connections with convenient timed transfers

Park-n-Rides

  • 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

Transit Facilities

  • Enhancements improve passenger safety, convenience and transit use
  • More security measures at stations
  • More shelters and information at stations and Park-n-Rides

FasTracks Timeline

  • 2013:
    • West Rail Line opened
  • 2014:
    • Denver Union Station Bus Concourse opened
    • Free MetroRide opened
  • 2016:
    • 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
  • 2017:
    • I-225 Rail Line, the R Line, through Aurora opened on February 24, 2017
  • 2018:
    • North Metro Line to Thornton opens

Future Projects

  • 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.

FasTracks system map

FasTracks Map