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
Quality of Life Study

Study Scope

The Quality of Life (QofL) 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.

Detailed Reports

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 with data focused on the key years of 2006, 2010 and 2015.

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. The latest high level report uses the most recent data available, primarily from 2016 and 2017, to highlight progress made towards completing the FasTracks projects and overall progress toward the goals.

Quality of Life High Level Report Quality of Life Highlight - 2017 Transit & Auto Travel Time Comparison

To request copies of previous year reports or to ask any questions regarding the Quality of Life Study, please contact qualityoflife@rtd-denver.com