Proposed Changes - August 2019

Effective August 25, 2019

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 25, 2019.

Public Meetings

RTD has scheduled four (4) public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for August 25, 2019. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes.

Denver
RTD Administrative Offices
1660 Blake Street
Rooms T&D
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Noon and 6:00 p.m.

Broomfield
Broomfield Community Center
280 Spader Way
Lakeshore Room
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
6:00 p.m.

West Denver
Rude Recreation Center
2855 W Holden Place
Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:15 p.m.

Proposed service changes

Routes affected

Proposed Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 0

    It is proposed to eliminate the following bus stops due to low usage and/or proximity to other bus stops:

    • Broadway and Panama Drive (both directions)
    • Broadway and Bannock Street (both directions)
  • route 0L

    It is proposed to eliminate the following bus stops due to low usage and/or proximity to other bus stops:

    • Broadway and Panama Drive (both directions)
    • Broadway and Bannock Street (both directions)
  • route 4

    It is proposed to implement Saturday service due to strong weekday ridership.

  • route 6

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 10

    It is proposed to add one trip from 9th and Clermont to downtown Denver between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route 31

    It is proposed to cutback early morning and late evening trips to begin and end at 104th Avenue instead of the current location at 112th Avenue on the Front Range Community College campus, due to a request from Front Range Community College for RTD to vacate its existing on-campus bus terminal when the campus is closed.

  • route 33

    It is proposed to discontinue service due to low ridership. Service would be replaced by a proposed Platte Valley FlexRide.

  • route 36L

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 43

    It is proposed to eliminate the following bus stops due to low usage and/or proximity to other bus stops:

    • 31st Avenue and Marion Street (eastbound)
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Ivy Street (both directions)
  • route 46

    It is proposed to reroute the alignment from Virginia Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, via north on Colorado Boulevard to 1st Avenue (west) to Adams and Ellsworth.

  • route 48

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 66

    It is proposed to eliminate the following bus stops due to low usage and/or proximity to other bus stops:

    • Freemont Drive and Eagle Street (westbound)
    • Revere Parkway and Briarwood Avenue (south/eastbound)
    • Arapahoe Road and Kenton Street (both directions)
    • Boston Street and Caley Avenue (north/westbound)
    • 8500 block Arapahoe Road (westbound)
    • Arapahoe Road and Arapahoe Court (both directions)
    • 7500 block Arapahoe Road (both directions)
    • Arapahoe Road and Albion Street (eastbound)
    • Broadway and Panama Drive (both directions)
    • Broadway and Bannock Street (both directions)
    • Littleton Boulevard and Elati Way (eastbound)
    • Littleton Boulevard and Foresthill Street (westbound
    • Littleton Boulevard and Gallup Street (eastbound)
    • Littleton Boulevard and Hickory Street (westbound)
  • route 100L

    To address crowding, it is proposed to shift the existing trips leaving Civic Center Station at 4:12 p.m. and 5:12 p.m. to Ken Caryl Ranch to instead depart Civic Center Station at 4:29 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Trips at 4:12 p.m. and 5:12 p.m. would remain and operate only to Federal Center Station.

  • route 120

    It is proposed to implement Saturday service between US 36 & Broomfield Station and Wagon Road Park-n-Ride from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • route 135

    Proposed service adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 139

    Proposed service adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 206

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 209

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • routes 225/225D/225E

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 228

    It is proposed to remove the Flatiron Mall Loop on the northbound direction. It is proposed to discontinue weekday midday service between US 36 & Broomfield Station and Flatiron Mall due to low ridership. It is also proposed, on Saturday and Sunday to discontinue service south of Flatiron Mall due to low ridership, and reroute service to US 36 & Flatiron Station. Alternate service would be available on the Flatiron Flyer between US 36 & Broomfield Station and Flatiron Mall.

  • route STAMPEDE

    It is proposed to discontinue service on the University of Colorado – Boulder campus. This proposal was initiated by the University of Colorado, which seeks to replace RTD service on the Route STAMPEDE with similar service operated by the University of Colorado – Boulder.

  • route Broomfield FlexRide

    It is proposed to remove one FlexRide vehicle and reduce the Broomfield FlexRide service area to Sheridan on the east boundary. Service times for the reduced area would remain 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The City and County of Broomfield applied for a new grant to keep the expanded service area and the 2nd vehicle. If this grant is approved prior to the August Service Change implementation, this recommendation will be pulled.

  • route Golden FlexRide

    It is proposed to maintain current service, formerly funded through a cost share agreement on the Golden FlexRide route.

  • route Platte Valley FlexRide

    It is proposed to replace Route 33 with a new Platte Valley FlexRide. Trips would match the Route 33 with the same service times and alignment except the route would travel on Lipan Street rather than Kalamath Street.

  • route Superior FlexRide

    It is proposed to maintain current service, formerly grant funded on the Superior FlexRide.

Proposed Changes for Regional Routes

  • route FF1

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route FF2

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route FF3

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route FF4

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route FF5

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route FF6

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route FF7

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

Proposed Changes for Rail Service

  • route B Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route E Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route F Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route G Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route R Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.