DONE: Denver’s public/private partnership opens 36 miles of new commuter transit lines

After nearly five years in the making, the 36-mile Eagle P3 project in Denver — the nation’s first public-private partnership (P3) for commuter rail — is opening its new commuter lines to the public. The 23-mile University of Colorado A Line is the first of three project segments, which opened in April 2016. Running between downtown Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport (DIA), the trip now takes about 35 minutes — nearly half the original drive time in heavy traffic.
On April 22, 2016, the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) opened the new 23-mile line that connects DIA to Union Station downtown. The two remaining Eagle P3 segments will open by fall of 2016, connecting downtown with the neighboring suburbs to the west and the north.