IB-2004-P (February 2004)
Author: The Center for the American Dream
DRCOG’s 2025 transportation plan would increase the amount of time the average metro-area commuter wastes in traffic from 50 hours a year in 2001 to 87 hours by 2025. Even with FasTracks, the time wasted per commuter would increase to 83 hours. As an alternative, the Center for the American Dream proposes a Mobility Plan for Denver that would reduce annual delay to less than 45 hours per commuter. Without increasing taxes, the plan would also reduce air pollution, increase transportation safety, and provide greater mobility for low-income and transit-dependent people.