The Quality of Life (QoL) Study is RTD's data-driven evaluation of progress toward meeting the FasTracks Program goals.
The three goals:
Balance transit needs with regional growth
Increase transit mode share
Improve transportation choices and options
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 with data focused on the key years of 2006, 2010 and 2015.
The most recent detailed report highlights progress from 2010 to 2015. It presents progress made towards completing the FasTracks projects and overall progress towards the goals. This version of the report includes a graphic executive summary and a detailed report.
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.