FasTracks is Creating Connections

FasTracks is RTD's voter-approved transit expansion program -- the largest in the nation -- transforming transportation through the Denver metro area. Since 2004, we’ve completed the W Line, the Free MetroRide and Union Station. In January 2016, we launched the Flatiron Flyer Bus Rapid Transit service, in April 2016 we opened the University of Colorado A Line rail service between Union Station and Denver International Airport. In July, 2016, we opened the B Line to Westminster. In February 2017, we opened the R Line through Aurora, and on Friday, April 26, 2019, we opened the G Line – all part of the FasTracks program.
Through the FasTracks program we’re building more rail, improved bus service, more parking, and improved roadways and bridges for people on the go. Now that's progress.

Completed projects

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 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.

Learn more about RTD's Quality of Life Study

Transit-Oriented Development Projects

Development at and around the system's transit stations is an exciting element of the FasTracks program. As the Denver region's public transit agency, RTD plays an important role in the implementation of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). TOD is characterized by a pedestrian-oriented environment that allows people to live, work, shop and play in places accessible by transit.

Learn more about RTD's Transit-Oriented Development Initiatives

FasTracks Map

A map of the FasTracks coorindors in the Denver Metro area

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FasTracks in Focus

Northwest Area Mobility Study

The 13-month Northwest Area Mobility Study started in May 2013 and developed a prioritized list of mobility improvements for the Northwest area of RTD's service area.

Read more about the Northwest Area Mobility Study

Eagle P3 public-private partnership

The Eagle P3 public-private partnership is being utilized to complete the East Rail Line, Gold Line, commuter rail maintenance facility, and the Northwest Rail Line Westminster segment.

Learn more about Eagle P3

Commuter Rail has arrived in Denver

Commuter rail is a new, faster, heavier type of train that opened for service on the East and Northwest rail lines in 2016. Service began on the G Line through Arvada and Wheat Ridge in April 2019.

Find out about the difference between light rail and commuter rail