As the Hancock administration deliberates over how much bond revenue to spend on road maintenance, this most basic level of transportation infrastructure is at an unacceptably low quality thanks to decades of neglect and underinvestment.
By 2040 each additional household will pay $3,600 more per year for transportation, energy, and water than if the city embraces dense development and transit, according to a new report assembled for the Blueprint Denver task force.
If the bus and train are lifelines for getting to work or the grocery store, prohibitively expensive fares can have disastrous effects. A one-way trip on an RTD bus or train runs $2.60 for a local trip and and $4.50 for a regional one. No peer city is higher except for Salt Lake.