Transportation & Infrastructure
Jefferson County has an integrated, cutting-edge infrastructure that helps businesses reach markets around the world efficiently. Its network of rail, highways and air carriers make transporting products to world-wide destinations easy and cost effective.
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Built in 1995, DIA is the 15th busiest airport in the world, and the 5th busiest in the U.S. With more than 53 million passengers each year, DIA is one of the of the most efficient airline hubs in the world. Home to 15 commercial carriers, the airport has more than 170 nonstop destinations, including 19 international locations. The airport’s new transit center opened in 2016, connecting passengers to downtown Denver’s Union Station.
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA)
Located in the north region of Jefferson County, RMMA is the closest airport to both downtown Denver and Boulder. RMMA serves as a reliever airport to Denver International Airport, and is the fourth busiest airport in Colorado. International travelers at RMMA have convenient access to an on-site U.S. customs office operating 24 hours per day. The absence of landing fees at RMMA make clearing U.S. customs easy and cost effective.
Verve Innovation Park is adjacent to RMMA on the southwest side, and consists of 573 acres of land available for development. The park is zoned for mixed-use, to include commercial, office, light manufacturing, and aviation.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) FasTracks project is the nation’s largest voter-approved transit expansion program. When complete in 2019, the $7.4 billion project will provide 122 miles of commuter/light rail with 57 stations and 18 miles of bus rapid transit for easy convenient connections across metro Denver.
The commuter rail lines serving Jefferson County are the West Rail Line and the Gold Line.