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Eagle project contributes $1.42 billion to economy

The Eagle P3 project continues to have strong impact on the Denver metro area by contributing more than $1.425 billion to the local economy, as of March 2016.

Commuter rail vehicle traveling along the University of Colorado A Line over Sand Creek between the Central Park and Peoria stations.

As the three commuter rail lines that make up the Eagle P3 project open, there will be a decrease in staffing requirements for the design build portion of the project, but the project still employed over 900 people in spring 2016, who contributed to the local economy.

With more than 7,200 employees having worked on the project to date, RTD and Denver Transit Partners are extremely pleased to have provided contracting and job opportunities for various organizations and individuals over the last five years, exceeding 625 firms.

Workers prepare the Gold Rail Line

Goal exceeded

DTP also exceeded its 20 percent goal of contracting with Small/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (SBE/DBE) who employ crews and purchase supplies from local distributors.

RTD's operating and maintenance contractor, Denver Transit Operators (DTO), a part of the DTP team, is in full swing with a hiring expectation of 230 people.

DTO provides the operations and maintenance of the commuter rail system under a  29-year contract once the design and construction phase is complete.

Please visit the Denver Transit Partners website for a listing of current career and contracting opportunities.

Economic impacts through March 2016:
  • DTP wages paid: $246 million
  • Equipment, services and supplies: $555 million
  • Subcontractors: $624 million





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