What is the First and Last Mile?

First and Last Mile (FLM) is an essential concept for transit agencies. Improving access to and from transit for a wider breadth of people will ultimately lead to a better catchment for transit ridership. This includes providing better access to transit for multiple transportation modes, rather than focusing on one specific mode, such as car parking, and introducing new incentives and travel options to access transit.


First Mile: Getting from your start point (e.g., your home) to an RTD stop/station

Last Mile: Getting from the RTD station/stop to your final destination (e.g., your job)


Strategic Plan

The FLM Strategic Plan defined strategies and policies to improve multimodal transportation and connectivity to RTD services and facilities with the goal of making RTD more accessible to more people. The Plan aims to improve transit accessibility by empowering local jurisdictions, transportation management associations (TMAs), and other partners to understand the range of FLM solutions that are available and then apply those solutions to specific station areas. As FLM strategies and recommendations often span across jurisdictional boundaries, partnerships are key to implementation.

Representative Stations

What Kind of FLM Improvements Do You Want to Make Happen?

Find out more about each strategy by clicking on each recommendation below.

Where Do You Want to Make an Impact?

Different density and land use contexts demand different types of FLM strategies. What works well for improving FLM access in an urban setting may be much less effective in a suburban-residential area, and vice versa. This map indicates FLM recommendations for every station/stop in the District.

Do You Want to Make Access Improvements to RTD Property?

RTD has developed a process for making changes to RTD infrastructure, outlined here