University of Denver to lead research on Front Range transportation

The University of Denver will be one of 18 institutions to research the major transportation challenges of the next three decades.

The University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. (Cooopersmith/Wikimedia Commons)
The University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. (Cooopersmith/Wikimedia Commons)
The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. (Cooopersmith/Wikimedia Commons)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx named the University of Denver one of 18 institutions that will research the major transportation challenges of the next three decades.

The 18 institutions, mostly universities, are focused on the “megaregions” of the United States and transportation issues they face. Together, they are part of Beyond Traffic 2045 initiative.

Back in October, USDOT held a forum in Denver as part of the initiative and the report released Monday notes that the region is expected to see a population increase of 87 percent, growing from a current population of 4.7 million to more than 5.4 million.