Transportation

Roadways

Commerce City has grown around a network of major travel routes including freeways, the E-470 belt-way, several state highways, local streets and railroads.

Roadway improvements in Commerce City (Completed in 2016)

  • Highway 2 – widening to four-lanes between 72nd Avenue and Interstate 76
  • Tower Road –widening to four-lanes between 80th and 104th Avenues
  • Tower Road on-ramp to westbound Pena Blvd.

Air Service

Denver International Airport is the sixth busiest commercial passenger airport and serves over 54 million passengers a year.

  • Concourses: 3
  • Commercial Carriers: 25
  • Nonstop Services to Domestic Destinations:187
  • Nonstop Services to International Destinations: 28 to 14 countries 

Bus Service

Regional Transportation’s District (RTD) provides various bus routes throughout the city. Learn more about getting around in Commerce City and for more information about local RTD service within Commerce City.

Rail Service

RTD light rail train
  • Amtrak

Amtrak operates two National Network trains through Colorado, with over 267,000 passenger boardings and alightings per year.

  • Regional Transportation District FasTracks

The voter-approved FasTracks program is a multi-billion dollar plan to build 122 miles of new commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit, and enhanced bus service for easy, convenient bus / rail connections across the eight-county district. Commerce City will be home the North Metro Commuter Rail Line (the N Line), an 18.5 mile commuter rail line running from the Denver Union Station through Commerce City and further north. The N Line will connect the northern metro area to the rest of the greater Denver region. The N Line stop is located at E. 72nd Ave. and Colorado Blvd. as well as the 9,533-foot Skyway Bridge, Colorado’s longest bridge. The N Line is expected to open in late September 2020. 

Commerce City will be served by:

  • North Metro commuter rail line - Future station stop: 72nd/Colorado
  • East Corridor commuter line

Freight

Two main freight railroads have lines that run through Commerce City

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
  • Union Pacific

There are also five transload facilities within the city for rail transport of dry and liquid bulks, aggregate, construction materials, heavy equipment and other commodities.