A glimpse of Atlanta’s traffic future … in Denver

DENVER – If you want to see what metro Atlanta’s transportation future might look like, visit Union Station in downtown Denver.

From there, commuter and light rail trains depart for the suburbs in every direction. Express buses filled with college students arrive from Boulder, an 18-mile trip on highway toll lanes. Free shuttles ferry passengers along a bustling downtown mall every few minutes. And bike rental stations allow commuters to peddle to their final destination.

It’s the kind of complex transportation network experts say is needed to address traffic congestion in booming metro areas. And Atlanta officials are paying attention to Denver and other cities that are building those kind of networks.

You can find out more about what Atlanta can learn from Denver about fighting traffic congestion by reading the full article about how Denver tackled traffic congestion at our subscriber web site, myajc.com.