Final Service Changes - August 2017

Effective August 27, 2017

Changes impacting your service

At RTD, we're committed to building and operating the most productive, efficient transit system for the communities we serve. Every day, activities occur within our community that can affect our transit system – traffic patterns, economic factors, ridership and customer feedback. We respond by making changes to our bus and rail system three times a year. These changes help to improve our service by maximizing the efficiency of existing resources, reducing duplication of service, and making better connections with bus, rail, and specialty services. These services changes took effect on August 27, 2017.

Final service changes

Routes affected

Final Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 0

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 3

    Eastbound rush-hour trips will be rescheduled to 4:59 p.m., 5:29 p.m., 5:59 p.m. and 6:29 p.m. from the Alameda Station to the Aurora Metro Center Station, which will provide consistent 30-minute frequency.

  • route 3L

    The westbound bus stop at Alameda Avenue and Xenia Street will be removed, and eastbound and westbound bus stops will be added at 8500 East Alameda Avenue. Exception bus stops at Alameda Avenue/Leetsdale Avenue and Alameda Avenue/Forest Street will be replaced with one exception bus stop at Alameda Avenue/Dahlia Street.

  • route 11

    The weekday trip at 7:48 p.m. serving Mosier Place and Raritan Street will no longer serve the Mosier and Raritan loop. Alternate service will be provided on Route 14 at 7:31 p.m.

  • route 14

    Two weekday westbound trips will be added at 6:54 p.m. and 7:24 p.m. from the I-25 & Broadway Station, and a weekday eastbound trip will be added at 6:07 p.m. from Lakewood Commons. A Saturday eastbound trip will be added at 5:37 a.m. from Lakewood Commons, and a westbound trip will be added at 7:22 p.m. from the I-25 & Broadway Station. In addition, a Sunday eastbound trip will be added at 8:05 a.m. from Lakewood Commons, and a westbound trip will be added at 9:00 a.m. from the I-25 & Broadway Station.

  • route 34

    Rush-hour schedule adjustments will be made to create a consistent 30-minute frequency to the 30th & Downing Station to make connections with D Line service.

  • route 35

    An eastbound trip will be added at 2:52 p.m. to start 30-minute rush-hour frequency one hour earlier, to provide better service for students at Thomas Jefferson High School. The eastbound trip at 8:52 a.m. from the Englewood Station will also be discontinued.

  • route 40

    Bus stops along Route 40 will be consolidated to improve on-time performance. The following bus stop locations will be eliminated due to low usage:

    • 4400 East 48th Avenue
    • Colorado Boulevard and 38th Avenue
    • Colorado Boulevard and 16th Avenue, southbound only
    • Colorado Boulevard and 4th Avenue
    • Colorado Boulevard and Alameda Avenue, southeast and northwest corners
    • Colorado Boulevard and Dakota Avenue
    • Colorado Boulevard and Tennessee Avenue
    • Colorado Boulevard and Dickinson Avenue, southbound northwest corner
    • Colorado Boulevard and Harvard Avenue northbound
    • Colorado Boulevard and Cornell Avenue
    • Colorado Boulevard and Eastman Avenue
    • Colorado Boulevard and Girard Avenue
    • Hampden Avenue and Elm Street
    • Hampden Avenue and Ivy Way, westbound only
    • Hampden Avenue and Locust Street, eastbound only

  • route 46

    The weekday northbound trip at 5:46 a.m. from Ulster Street and Tufts Avenue will be discontinued, and the southbound trips at 5:10 a.m. and 5:40 a.m. will be discontinued from 1St Avenue and Milwaukee Street, due to low ridership. Weekday northbound trips at 8:01 p.m. and 8:31 p.m. will also be discontinued from Clermont Street and Yale Avenue, and southbound trips at 7:34 p.m. and 8:04 p.m. will be discontinued from 1st Avenue and Milwaukee Street.

  • route 83D

    Weekday eastbound trips will be added at 10:17 a.m. and 12:17 p.m. from Civic Center Station, and westbound trips will be added at 11:09 a.m. and 1:09 p.m. from Nine Mile Station. The changes will extend 15-minute frequency during midday service along Leetsdale Drive and Speer Boulevard through Cherry Creek.

  • route 87L

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 105

    Weekday frequency will be reduced south of the Southmoor Station to Ulster Street and Tufts Avenue from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

    As part of the overall effort to improve on-time performance, bus stops will be consolidated along Route 105. The following bus stop locations will be eliminated due to low usage:

    • Central Park Boulevard and 33rd Avenue
    • Central Park Boulevard and Xanthia Street
    • Havana Street and 10th Avenue
    • 2900 S. Havana Street
    • Hampden Avenue and Galena Street
    • Hampden Avenue and Ulster Street
  • route 131

    Service will be rerouted to serve the Iliff Station on all trips.

  • route 204

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 205/205T

    Weekday schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 206/206F

    Frequency south of 55th Street and Arapahoe Avenue will be reduced from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes, due to low ridership. Morning and evening school trips will be retained. Seasonal schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 208/208F

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 209/209G

    Service will be discontinued south of Baseline Road and Mohawk Drive, and service in the Golden West loop will also be discontinued, due to low ridership. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 225

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 236new

    A new weekday Local route will be created between the Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station and US 36 & Table Mesa Station to provide weekday midday service with 30-minute frequency. Service will provide connections to and from the University of Colorado Main and east campuses to the existing transit centers.

  • route 483

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route BOUND

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route DASH

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route JUMP

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

    Buses are no longer able to safely make the turn from Arapahoe Ave onto 9th Street. As a result, the loop west of 14th St along Arapahoe Ave, 9th St, and Canyon Ave will be eliminated. Westbound trips will now go directly from Arapahoe Ave into Downtown Boulder Station via 14th St, and will no longer make the following stops: Arapahoe Ave & Broadway, Arapahoe & 11th St, Arapahoe & 9th St, 9th & Arapahoe Ave, Canyon & 9th St, or the Canyon & 11th St. Connections to Downtown Boulder can still be made via the DASH or 225 at the Broadway & Marine stop, or via the HOP along 9th St.

  • route SKIP

    Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance and passenger capacity issues at the University of Colorado campus. Seasonal schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route STAMPEDE

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route Free MetroRide

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

Final Changes for Regional Routes

  • route L/LX/LNX/LSX

    The Longmont/Denver routes will be renamed with two letters and numbering designations to be consistent with the current naming conventions of Regional and bus rapid transit services.

    The new route names will be as follows:

    • L = LD1
    • LX = LD2
    • LNX = LX1
    • LSX = LX2

    The final renaming of these routes would be consistent with current naming conventions of Regional and BRT services.

  • route N

    Seasonal schedule adjustments will be made depending on the Eldora Resort ski season.

Final Changes for Rail Service

  • route University of Colorado A Line

    Minor schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route B Line

    Westbound trips will depart Union Station 12 minutes earlier. A westbound trip at 11:09 p.m. departing from Union Station and an eastbound trip at 10:43 p.m. departing Westminster Station will be added. Minor schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route C Line

    The proposed changes have been deferred in an effort to further discussions of alternatives with the riding public. This will also allow for the completion of traffic signal construction along the 14th Street loop.

  • route D Line

    The proposed changes have been deferred in an effort to further discussions of alternatives with the riding public. This will also allow for the completion of traffic signal construction along the 14th Street loop.

  • route E Line

    The proposed changes have been deferred in an effort to further discussions of alternatives with the riding public. This will also allow for the completion of traffic signal construction along the 14th Street loop.

  • route L Line

    The proposed changes have been deferred in an effort to further discussions of alternatives with the riding public. This will also allow for the completion of traffic signal construction along the 14th Street loop.

Final Changes for Call-n-Ride Routes

  • route GOLDEN

    An additional vehicle will be added to the Golden Call-n-Ride flex route which will increase service from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes from the Jefferson County Government Center/Golden Station.

  • route LONGMONT

    Weekday service will increase by adding an additional vehicle between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., which will provide bus service during the rush hours all year instead of just the school year.

  • route ORCHARD

    The service boundary will be adjusted to provide more efficient operation of service. The adjustments will move the northern boundary from Progress Place to Belleview Avenue, and move the southern boundary to serve the north side of Arapahoe Road only. The adjustments will also discontinue the area west of Monaco Parkway and east of Holly Street and north of Orchard Street due to low ridership. In addition, Call-n-Ride service will be restricted around Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on event days due to traffic congestion.

Final Changes for Bus Stops

  • stop South Broadway/Lincoln Street (Local routes)

    Bus stops will be consolidated along South Broadway and Lincoln Street for routes 0 and 0L to improve travel times, reliability, and on-time performance. This project is in conjunction with the City and County of Denver as part of the Denver Moves: Broadway/Lincoln Transit Study. Bus stop locations will be spaced every ¼ mile. The City and County of Denver will be converting the bus lane on South Broadway and on Lincoln Street north of Speer Boulevard to a 24-hour operation.

    The following bus stop locations on Broadway will be eliminated, due to low usage and close proximity to other bus stops that will be retained: Broadway at 14th Avenue (after Civic Center Station reopens), 7th Avenue, Ellsworth Avenue, Cedar Avenue, and Ohio Avenue.

    The following bus stop locations on Lincoln Street will be eliminated, due to low usage and close proximity to other bus stops that will be retained: Walsh Place, Center Avenue, Cedar Avenue, and Ellsworth Avenue.

  • stop South Broadway/Lincoln Street (Limited routes)

    The Limited bus stops will be standardized on South Broadway and Lincoln Street between Colfax Avenue and the I-25 & Broadway Station to be common among routes 0L, 3L, 83D, 83L, 87L, and 100L. Southbound Limited bus stop locations will be along Broadway at13th Avenue, 9th Avenue, 1st Avenue, Alameda Avenue, and Center Avenue. Northbound Limited bus stop locations will be along Lincoln Street at Exposition Avenue, Alameda Avenue, 1st Avenue, 7th Avenue, and 13th Avenue.

  • stop South Broadway/Lincoln Street (Regional routes)

    The Regional bus stops will be standardized on South Broadway and Lincoln Street between Colfax Avenue and the I-25 & Broadway Station to be common among routes 116X, CV/CS/CX, EV/ES/EX, and P. Southbound Regional bus stops will be along Broadway at 13th Avenue and 9th Avenue. Northbound Regional bus stops along Lincoln at 7th Avenue and 13th Avenue. Route P will no longer serve Alameda Avenue.

  • stop Downtown Bus Stops (Local routes)

    The southbound bus stop will be removed at 17th Street and Tremont Place, due to its proximity to the bus stop at Broadway and Cleveland Place. Route 0 will no longer stop at 18th Street and California Street.

Final Changes for Special Service

  • route BroncosRide

    BroncosRide service will be discontinued at East High School. Alternate service will be provided by Route 15L, which operates on Colfax Avenue to the Decatur Federal Station. Route 15L Sunday service operates every 15 minutes up to 6:00 p.m., then operates every 30 minutes.