Denver, CO is a vibrant city filled with history and energy. It’s no surprise that Denver has excellent public transportation options which make it easy to get around the city. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates over 1,000 buses and 170 miles of light rail that service the entire metropolitan area. Buses run throughout the city regularly and light rail lines stretch from Union Station in downtown Denver to far-reaching suburbs like Westminster, Littleton, Aurora, Arvada, and more. In addition, RTD also offers express bus routes as well as Dial-a-Ride services for those who need extra help getting around the city or require door-to-door service. As the population and development of Denver continue to grow, RTD is continuously making improvements to their public transportation system to ensure everyone can explore all that the city has to offer with ease and convenience.
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Denver takes 25.3 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in Denver get to work:
- 69.9% drive their own car alone
- 8.1% carpool with others
- 7.6% work from home
- 6.8% take mass transit