Nate Orr and Other Locals Praise Transportation Options in Colorado
March 01, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsColorado boasts an abundant and modern transportation systems and with more than 3,000 miles of railway track; one of the best airports in the world according to Traveler magazine; 9000 miles of highways and light rail transit, both visitors and residents to the state can easily maneuver. "Colorado is a great place to travel and a great place for business," says Nate Orr, a Project Manager with Calcon Constructors, Inc. and member of the Associated General Contractors of Colorado. A pro-growth agenda and favorable economic conditions are contributing to a growing optimism about Colorado among real estate experts, construction companies and others.
Whether a Colorado resident lives in the metropolis of Denver or in more rustic regions to enjoy the splendid beauty of the state, Colorado has an excellent infrastructure that helps keep its citizens moving. Literally.
Colorado does not lack for rail facilities and the state boasts 3,000 miles of rail track as well as intermodal train/truck facilities, according to the Colorado Office of Economic Development. The Office of Economic Development also states that The Regional Transportation District (RTD) moves the Denver metro area to the tune of 100 million riders a year and has 35 miles of light rail, more than 10,000 bus stops, and 140 local, express and regional routes helping to connect commerce with communities.
Colorado has over 9,000 miles of highways and with 956 miles are interstate highways according to the Colorado Office of Economic Development. Major highways include the I-25 for the major north and south interstate and I-70 and I-76 — "major east-west interstates, makes Colorado's front range a transportation hub" according to the Colorado Office of Economic Development. In addition, the Office of Economic Development reports to that Colorado has received over $500 million for transportation projects with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for improving roads and bridges. "Traffic is sometimes an issue," explains Nate Orr,"but definitely not like Los Angeles or New York City."
Colorado has one of the best airports in the nation in the Denver International Airport (DIA) – according to Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. "You can be from the airport to the ski slopes in less than an hour," says Nate Orr. According to the Colorado Office of Economic Development, "Passengers can reach over 170 destinations nonstop from Denver. Nearly 20 international cities in seven countries – Germany, Iceland, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica – are also served nonstop from Denver. DIA schedules more than 1,700 daily flights on scheduled commercial passenger airlines. It is the 5th-busiest airport in the U.S. & 10th-busiest in the world."
With a powerful infrastructure and a bustling commercial real estate construction sector, metropolitan Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.