Transportation & Infrastructure

With a modern and efficient international airport, the Metro Denver region’s central location and growing economy combine to make the area one of the country’s most important transportation hubs.

Metro Denver is a model for the country when it comes to solving transportation challenges, taking steps to reduce sprawl, and create new neighborhoods along transit. We’re definitely keeping our eyes on the road ahead.

Thinking big to develop a growing region

Metro Denver is planning for growth with a multimodal transit system, transit-oriented development, and urban redevelopment. Rather than watching and waiting, Metro Denver took charge of its future by:

  • Building a new international airport
  • Proactively designing a multimodal transportation infrastructure
  • Intelligently planning residential, commercial, and retail development

The result is the nation's leading model for smart growth to accommodate growing population areas, complete with one of the country's most advanced transportation systems, new transit-oriented developments, sports facilities, and innovative mixed-use developments.

In fact, in the Beacon Hill Institute's Infrastructure Index (a sub-index of its 2015 State Competitiveness Index), Colorado ranked No. 6 for overall infrastructure readiness, including access to high-speed Internet, air travel, concentration of mobile phones, and worker commute times.