Alternative Transit Systems in Thornton, Colorado

Date: 1/1/2021 - 5/31/2021

Alternative Transit Systems in a Suburban Setting

Student Researcher: Jamie Leaman-Miller

Client: Policy Planning Staff, City of Thornton
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This project examines alternative transit systems in a suburban setting. Thornton, Colorado has a need to provide increased public transportation options to accommodate its rapid growth. The city is seeking to move away from its automobile-dependent history and create a safe, sustainable, and equitable multi-modal transportation network. The project contains comprehensive research into the evolution of transit philosophy, case studies of successful suburban transit, and an analysis of existing conditions in Thornton. These findings are incorporated into a set of funding strategies and final recommendations for the City of Thornton. 


Colorado Center for Community Development

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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