Tag: Transportation

Bus Lanes and Improved Cycling Infrastructure Proposed For Speer Boulevard And Leetsdale Drive

Bus Lanes and Improved Cycling Infrastructure Proposed For Speer Boulevard And Leetsdale Drive

Speer Boulevard is among the most clogged roads in Denver at nearly any hour. Getting through Cherry Creek can take seemingly forever. Leetsdale Drive is full of stop-and-go traffic. On top of all of that, the transit options to get to Cherry Creek, Glendale, and Southeast Denver are less than desirable. RTD has one bus … Continue reading Bus Lanes and Improved Cycling Infrastructure Proposed For Speer Boulevard And Leetsdale Drive

Commuter Rail May Reach Brighton…..Someday.

Commuter Rail May Reach Brighton…..Someday.

In 2004, Denver voters approved FasTracks, bringing real rail transit to the entire Denver metro.  The lines, we were told, would connect all parts of the city, reaching as far as Boulder and Longmont.  Despite two new light rail lines, four new commuter rail lines, and a rapid bus transit line, this left residents of … Continue reading Commuter Rail May Reach Brighton…..Someday.

Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go?  More Places Than You Might Think.  RTD’s A-Line to DIA.

Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go? More Places Than You Might Think. RTD’s A-Line to DIA.

Since RTD began building out Denver's light rail and commuter rail lines, people have both praised and criticized them.  While Denver has one of the more expansive transit systems in the United States, metro Denver is also one of the more expansive urbanized areas, meaning that wide swaths of the Mile High City and surrounding suburbs … Continue reading Where Do Denver’s Light Rail and Commuter Rail Lines Actually Go? More Places Than You Might Think. RTD’s A-Line to DIA.

Denver plans to rebuild the Colfax and Federal interchange, possibly eliminating the intersection altogether.

Denver plans to rebuild the Colfax and Federal interchange, possibly eliminating the intersection altogether.

Traffic can be a nightmare at Colfax and Federal.  Then again, where can't it be a nightmare in Denver now?  On Colfax, traffic often backs up to I-25 during rush hour or on Broncos game days, and Federal Boulevard can be a stand still.  In the middle of it all, an interchange exists that is … Continue reading Denver plans to rebuild the Colfax and Federal interchange, possibly eliminating the intersection altogether.

Denver International Airport Is Preparing For Some Huge Changes Inside the Terminal

Denver International Airport Is Preparing For Some Huge Changes Inside the Terminal

Denver International Airport opened in 1995 and was state of the art, moving passengers quickly and baggage, well, not so quickly.  Passengers loved the airport and its wide open spaces and it quickly became the fifth busiest airport in the country.  Less than seven years after it opened, however, the attacks of September 11th rocked the … Continue reading Denver International Airport Is Preparing For Some Huge Changes Inside the Terminal

RTD Will Be Adding Two New Stops To the B Line

RTD Will Be Adding Two New Stops To the B Line

RTD has proposed a service change for the B commuter rail line.  The B Line opened in late October 2016, but currently only provides direct service from Union Station to Westminster at the 71st and Lowell Station.  Plans eventually call for the line to be extended to Boulder and Longmont. Looking at RTD's system map above, … Continue reading RTD Will Be Adding Two New Stops To the B Line

Denver’s Next Train Could Run From Fort Collins to Pueblo

Denver’s Next Train Could Run From Fort Collins to Pueblo

For a state not known for a love of passenger trains, Colorado has had a very good couple of years.  Ridership on the California Zephyr is up, the Ski Train to Winter Park is back, and Denver opened yet another light rail line just this past month.  Colorado's next train might be going from Fort … Continue reading Denver’s Next Train Could Run From Fort Collins to Pueblo