Making getting to work less work.
There are many transportation options for workers in Metro Denver, including mass transit, express highways, carpool, and bike paths.
- FasTracks, a $6.7 billion project to buildout the region's entire mass transit system by 2019, is underway. The expansion is the largest simultaneous transit buildout in U.S. history and will make Metro Denver one of the top five regions in the country in terms of miles of fixed rail.
- The $1.67 billion T-REX Project created additional highway lanes, light rail, bike, and pedestrian options to ease congestion between Metro Denver’s major employment corridors - downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center.
- High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are available on sections of Highways 85, 36, and I-25. Express lanes are also available on I-25 for solo drivers at a minor fee, based on time of day.
- The E-470 and the Northwest Parkway toll roads offer ease of travel on the perimeter of the metro area.
- Employers in Metro Denver can purchase EcoPasses for their employees. The transit pass allows seven-day access to RTD services, Metro Denver's public transportation provider.
- Numerous bike paths also weave throughout the Metro Denver area. The Colorado General Assembly declared June as Colorado Bike Month with the fourth Wednesday of the month being Bike to Work Day. Nearly 30,000 riders participate in this annual event.
- The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) publishes reports on commuting patterns throughout the region.