A prime location for all modes of transport
Aurora is advantageously located on the eastern side of the Metro area with access to nearly all major arterial highways and transportation corridors. Companies can take advantage of this connectivity to transport virtually anything anywhere across the United States.
Rail of all kinds
Colorado’s extensive railroads play a vital role in economic development. Our freight and passenger rail systems are integrated components of the state’s multi-modal transportation system. Class I freight railroads serve many industries in the state and provide important connections to national markets and international ports and trade gateways. About 15 privately owned freight railroads operate on more than 2,600 route miles of track. Colorado’s freight rail network directly serves nearly all the state’s counties, including Arapahoe and Adams Counties. BNSF Railway and Union Pacific operate more than 80 percent of freight track miles and carry the most freight by volume and value in the state. Short line railroads provide connections to agricultural industries and natural resource production sites in many areas of the state. Colorado’s 12 short line railroads provide essential regional connections to Class I railroads and serve customers in key agricultural and natural resource producing regions. They provide the “first and last mile” of connections to the national freight rail network. These private railroads operate approximately 20 percent of freight track miles in the state.
80 miles of rapid rail transit has been added in the last 5 years, connecting the entire Metro area
Regional Transportation District
The Regional Transportation District created a sophisticated public transportation system. Its vision has made the Metro area one of the best-served regions in the nation with its network of bus, light rail, commuter rail, and other services. In 2004, voters approved funding for FasTracks, a region-wide expansion of transit service. The program consists of six new rapid transit corridors, three existing corridor extensions, 122 miles of new commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit, and 21,000 new parking spaces at rail and bus stations.
Million people served by RTD
Municipalities served by RTD
Counties served by RTD
Square miles of RTD service area
RTD connects Aurora to the Metro area
RTD service map
RTD’s Light Rail and Flatiron Flyer run along the front range.