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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.

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A commuter train rolls over Sand Creek bridge

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 DTP are extremely pleased to have provided contracting and job opportunities for various organizations and individuals over the last five years, exceeding 625 firms.

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Workers on the Gold 'G' 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 will provide the operations and maintenance of the commuter rail system for 29 years once the design and construction phase is complete.

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

Current economic impacts:

  • DTP wages paid: $246 million
  • Equipment, services and supplies: $555 million
  • Subcontractors: $624 million