Just as the streetcar lines shaped neighborhood development in the first part of the 20th century, automobiles shaped the city in the second. But while streetcars encouraged close-knit, walkable places, cars encouraged sprawling, drivable development.
If the people running these localities don't embrace new people, there's good reason to believe that low suburban ridership will stay low, because the people running these localities don't seem to want new people moving in.
Housing is in short supply in Denver, and that applies to the areas near transit stations, where people are willing to pay a premium. Will the new transit-oriented development at 48th and Race be affordable to Denverites on the lower half of the income spectrum?