The FasTracks program is one of the most ambitious, large-scale transit expansion programs ever undertaken in the United States and will transform the region. Integrating the new commuter rail and bus rapid transit service into our existing bus and rail system will be essential to deliver better service.
While most of FasTracks will be in service by 2020, key components of the program will likely not be completed. During the next five years, RTD will explore financial and implementation strategies to keep these unfinished projects in the forefront and fully realize the voters’ 2004 vision. Additional funding through partnerships with local governments and private companies will be pursued.
Future transit development to address transit needs beyond 15-25 years must be planned now for implementation in the next 10+ years. Foreseeable transit needs include improving the existing system’s capacity, investing in bus rapid transit throughout the district, and exploring news ways to linking rail and bus rapid transit systems with other transit systems serving the rest of the Front Range.
- Pursue ongoing enhancements and improvements to the existing transit system (services and facilities)
- Work with partners to develop, fund and complete FasTracks and increase ridership
- Continuously improve service delivery and reliability, including integration of new corridors with existing services
- Continue long-term, advanced planning for system expansion projects
- Partner with local communities to invest in transit-supportive infrastructure
- Pursue a meaningful lessons-learned program to continuously improve project delivery
- Maintain existing procedures that continually evaluate and adjust service, based on evolving service standards and budget needs
- Establish a leadership role with other agencies to integrate transit services throughout Colorado