Quality of Life Study


The Quality of Life (QoL) Study is RTD's data-driven evaluation of progress toward meeting the FasTracks Program goals.

The three goals:

  1. Balance transit needs with regional growth
  2. Increase transit mode share
  3. Improve transportation choices and options

Study Scope

The QoL Study focuses on the “quality of life” in the context of those areas most affected by transit improvements and those specifically addressed in the FasTracks Plan: mobility, environment, economic activity, development, and land use.

The QoL Study is a multi-year monitoring program that began in 2006. RTD publishes detailed reports presenting data collected for all of the QoL measures every three to five years. Three detailed reports have been published.

  • The 2015 detailed report highlights progress from 2010 to 2015. It presents progress made completing projects and overall progress toward the goals. The document was released as a graphic summary and detailed appendix.

High Level Reports

High level reports provide the results for a subset of measures. The high level reports are provided annually between the detailed reports and serve to demonstrate the early effects of the Program in the years before and during construction.

To request copies of previous year reports, please contact TOD@rtd-denver.com

Quality of Life Study Video

This video features some highlights of how FasTracks and public transit have impacted the quality of life in the Denver Metro Area.