Transportation

Air Service

Denver International Airport (DIA)

DIA is one of the world’s most modern and efficient airports. The $4.2 billion facility encompasses 53 square miles and is the only major U.S. airport built in the past 25 years. The facility can accommodate more than 51.2 million passengers annually, ranking it as the fifth busiest airport in the U.S., and 10th busiest in the world.

  • 35 minute non-stop drive on I-70 from Arvada
  • Six runways and three concourses
  • More than 17 commercial carriers serve over 160 domestic and international destinations
  • 1,620 daily flights

RTD provides bus service throughout the Denver metro area with 75 Park-n-Ride facilities. The A-line provides a non-stop hourly public shuttle to DIA from Arvada, partially funded by RTD.

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA)

RMMA is Denver’s premier corporate reliever, situated between downtown Denver and Boulder on U.S. Interstate 36. RMMA offers an Instrument Landing System and user-free designated Customs Office available 24 hours a day.

  • Two fixed base operators
  • 167,000 departures and arrivals per year
  • Three runways – 3,600 ft, 7,500 ft, and 9,000 ft.

Ground Service

Regional Transportation District (RTD)

The RTD FasTracks Program is a $6.9 billion, 12-year program building 122 miles of new commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit, 21,000 new parking spaces at rail and bus stations, and will provide expanded bus service through Metro Denver. In 2010, the RTD FasTracks Gold Line project was approved by the Federal Transit Administration. The 11.2 mile long Gold Line Corridor is proposed to run along the existing railroad route from Denver’s Union Station to neighboring communities, passing through Arvada with three stations planned in Arvada: near Sheridan Boulevard; Olde Town Arvada; and at I-70 and Kipling. The Gold Line Corridor is one of two corridors that are a part of public-private partnership. Under this partnership, RTD has contracted with a team, referred to as the Denver Transit Constructors, to design, build, operate, and maintain the Gold Line Corridor and the East Corridor out to DIA. Denver Transit Constructors will begin construction of the Gold Line Corridor in 2012 and expected completion is summer 2016

Jefferson Parkway

The planned Jefferson Parkway, when completed, will for the first time allow the Denver Metropolitan beltway to operate as a complete highway transportation system. Visit www.jppha.org for more information.

Major Interstate Highways

  • I-70 is a major coast-to-coast, east-west artery, and is positioned mid-way between Canada and Mexico
  • I-76 heads from Denver toward northeastern Colorado
  • U.S. I-25 is a major north-south transportation artery

Freight Service

Package Service

UPS, FEDEX, USPS, and Greyhound provide one-day service to anywhere in the U.S. Truck Service. More than 750 trucking transportation companies in the Denver Metro area.

Rail Service

  • Passenger service provided by Amtrak
  • RTD, funded by a 1% sales tax, operates light rail vehicles and 37 light rail stations throughout Denver
  • Freight provided by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and Union Pacific Railroad

International Connection

Arvada’s location offers “one-bounce” uplinks to world satellite networks, so real-time connections to six of the seven continents are available in one business day. Arvada’s central location in the U.S. provides easy communication with both east and west coasts, and allows communication with Europe, South America, and Asia in the same business day.