Proposed Service Changes - August 2018

Effective August 26, 2018

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 will take effect on August 26, 2018.

Public Meeting Schedule

RTD has scheduled seven (7) public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for August 26, 2018. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes.

Downtown Denver

Wednesday, May 30
Noon and 6:00 p.m.
RTD Administrative Offices
1660 Blake Street, Denver
Rooms T & D

Evergreen

Wednesday, June 6
7:00 p.m.
Evergreen Fire District
1802 Bergen Parkway

Southeast Denver

Wednesday, June 6
7:00 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church
6500 E. Girard Ave.
Denver

Boulder

Thursday, June 7
6:00 p.m.
Alfalfa's Market
1651 Broadway
Community Room

The following communication assistance is available for these public meetings:
Language interpreters, sign-language interpreters, and assisted-listening devices. Please notify RTD of the communication assistance you require at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting you wish to attend by calling 303-299-2004.

New service and proposed service changes described are subject to further modifications pending Board approval.

Proposed service changes

Routes affected

Proposed Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 3L

    It is proposed to consolidate the trips at 5:04 p.m. and 5:24 p.m. leaving Civic Center Station, and create a new trip at 5:14 p.m.

  • route 10

    It is proposed to discontinue Saturday service east of Clermont Street due to low ridership. Alternate service would be available on Routes 6 and 15.

  • route 20

    It is proposed to reduce Saturday and Sunday service frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m,

  • route 24

    It is proposed to discontinue weekday northbound trips at 5:03 a.m. and 9:34 p.m., and southbound trips at 4:43 a.m. and 9:13 p.m. due to low ridership. It is also proposed to discontinue Saturday northbound trips at 5:39 a.m., 6:39 a.m. and 7:34 p.m., and southbound trips at 6:13 a.m. and 8:13 p.m. due to low ridership.

  • route 26

    It is proposed to separate the operation of Route 27 into two routes, the 26 and 27 routes, and discontinue service between the Englewood Station and University Hills. The new Route 26 West Yale Avenue would operate between Southwest Plaza and the Englewood Station as the former Route 27. The Route 27 East Yale would operate between University Hills and Ulster – Tufts as the current routing. Service hours and frequency would remain similar to current service.

  • route 27

    It is proposed to separate the operation of Route 27 into two routes, the 26 and 27 routes, and discontinue service between the Englewood Station and University Hills. The new Route 26 West Yale Avenue would operate between Southwest Plaza and the Englewood Station as the former Route 27. The Route 27 East Yale would operate between University Hills and Ulster – Tufts as the current routing.

  • route 40

    It is proposed to reduce weeknight (after 10:00 p.m.) and weekend service frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes south of Colorado Station.

  • route 46

    It is proposed to reduce weekday midday service frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes south of Colorado Station due to low ridership. It is also proposed to reduce Sunday service frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.

  • route 73

    It is proposed to reduce Sunday service frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes before 9:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m.

  • route 85

    It is proposed to discontinue service due to low ridership. Alternate service would be available on the South Jeffco Call-n-Ride.

  • route 100L

    It is proposed to add five trips between Federal Center Station and Civic Center Station to replace discontinued trips on routes CS and ES. Under the proposed restructure routes CS and ES would eliminate service between Federal Center Station and Conifer/Evergreen.

    See routes CV/CS/CX and EV/ES/EX for additional proposed changes.

  • route 133

    It is proposed to discontinue weekday northbound trips at 6:11 a.m. and 8:11 a.m. from Nine Mile Station due to low ridership. Alternate trips are available 15 minutes earlier or later than the trips proposed for cancellation.

  • route 153

    It is proposed to discontinue the weekend northbound trip at 4:35 a.m. from Aurora Metro Center Station due to low ridership. Alternate trips are available approximately 30 minutes earlier or later.

  • route 157

    It is proposed to reduce service frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes due to low ridership.

  • route 169

    It is proposed to discontinue the weekday and weekend northbound trip at 3:13 a.m. due to low ridership.

Proposed Changes for Regional Routes

  • route AT

    It is proposed to move the first two northbound trips at 3:03 a.m. and 3:33 a.m. departing from the Arapahoe at Village Center Station to instead start from Nine Mile Station at 3:17 a.m. and 3:47 a.m., and move the last two southbound trips arriving at Arapahoe Village Center Station at 12:52 a.m. and 1:52 a.m. to instead arrive at Nine Mile Station at 12:40 a.m. and 1:40 a.m.

  • route CV/CS/CX

    It is proposed to eliminate service on Route CS between Federal Center Station and Conifer. It is also proposed to discontinue westbound morning and eastbound evening trips on CV/CS/CX. Additionally, Route CX trips would be converted to Route CV, which would provide five eastbound trips in the morning rush-hour and five westbound trips in the afternoon rush-hour.

     

    Alternate service would be available on Route 100L or the W Line.

  • route EV/ES/EX

    It is proposed to eliminate service on Route ES between Federal Center Station and Evergreen. It is also proposed Route EX would provide two trips in each direction, and Route EV would provide additional trips in each direction. Service would also be discontinued between the Evergreen and Aspen Park Park-n-Rides. Additionally, westbound trips in the morning rush-hour and eastbound trips in the evening rush-hour would be discontinued on all EV/ES/EX service.

    Alternate service would be available on Route 100L or the W Line.

  • route N

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made with no service to the Eldora Ski Resort.

Proposed Changes for Seasonal Service Routes

  • route 204

    It is proposed to discontinue weekend service on the route south of Downtown Boulder Station, between Downtown Boulder Station and Table Mesa, due to low ridership. Alternate service would be available along Broadway and within the ¼-mile of current routing along Moorhead Drive on routes DASH, SKIP, and 225.

  • route 206/206F

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 208/208F

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 209

    It is proposed to reduce the morning and evening rush-hour service frequency from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, and reduce the midday service frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes, due to low ridership.

    In cooperation with the City of Boulder and University of Colorado, it is also proposed to discontinue Route STAMPEDE between Colorado Avenue/Discovery Drive and Marine Street/30th Street, due to University of Colorado Boulder taking over this portion of the route with Buff bus service

  • route 225

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route DASH

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route SKIP

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route STAMPEDE

    It is proposed to discontinue service between Colorado Avenue/Discovery Drive and Marine Street/30th Street. It is also proposed service frequency would be every 10 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and every 15 minutes 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the route between Euclid Avenue/18th Street and Innovation Drive/Discovery Drive Frequency of 5 minutes would be maintained for major class start and end times at 9:00 a.m.,10:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.