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10/14/2020



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RTD-Denver releases results of life quality study


The study addresses mobility, environment, economic activity, development and land use.
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The Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) last week released its "Quality of Life Study," which focuses on the impact the agency has on the areas most affected by transit improvements. 

The study found that 89 percent of the population in the metro Denver region live within RTD’s service area, and 3,300 affordable housing units are within a half-mile of a rail or bus station. 

In 2019, there were 105.3 million boardings across RTD’s system, an 21% increase since 2006. 

RTD also found that the majority of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the region are from the transportation sector, and 50% of GHG emissions are from passenger cars.

The study addresses mobility, environment, economic activity, development and land use. To view the results, click here

The study's goal is to balance transit needs with regional growth, increase transit mode share, improve transportation options and choices, and improve environmental sustainability and public health, RTD officials said in the report.

 



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