Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial road in America. At just over 50 miles in total length, Denver’s original main street stretches from the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden to the Great Plains of Strasburg.
It is an arterial road in every sense of the word. Denver, Aurora, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the Colorado Department of Transportation want to update the longstanding transit lines with a bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
As part of ongoing efforts to make the BRT system a reality, the City and County of Denver approved a contract amendment with Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. adding $19.3 million for design services on the project. The current contracted amount with Parsons is now $24.1 million. The City of Aurora is contributing $2.3 million to the contract.