Friday, July 6, 2007

Denver Ridership

In the months since the TRex project (aka Southeast Rail Line) opened, all signs point to success. An estimated 32,000 riders on the line is getting close to the 38,100 projected riders for the year 2020. A total of 61,000 riders used the Denver light rail lines. During the last few years TOD has been driving development along the corridor as well. Below is a graphic from a Denver Post article that printed in October of 2006


In their 2006 TOD Status Report, RTD-Denver, the local transit authority, reports that...

Some 3,704 residential units, 460,000 square feet of retail, and 300,000 square feet of office space have either been built or are currently under construction...An additional 3,713 residential units, 600 hotel rooms, 440,000 square feet of retail, 860,000 square feet of office space have been proposed. When added to projects at the I-25/Broadway transfer station, these 15 proposed projects have been an estimated value of approximately $1.7 billion.
That's a good amount of TOD and I'm sure that some of the completed units have contributed to the elevated ridership.


Brandon in California said...

Nice site. If you keep posting as you do... I'll visit more often. Are you in Texas... or san Francisco? I am also in the same profession as you... but in San Diego.

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

I live in San Francisco but was in Austin for many years after growing up in Houston.