Final Service Changes - January 2019

Effective January 13, 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 took effect on January 13, 2019.

Final service changes

Routes affected

Final Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 0

    Standardize late night weekend trips arriving and departing inside Union Station with weekday trip times will be implemented. Additionally, northbound service through downtown will be rerouted from Welton Street to Lawrence Street, operating on a longer segment of 15th Street and a shorter segment on 18th Street. This change will avoid traffic congestion and improve on-time performance. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 3L

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 4

    All westbound trips will depart 5 minutes later than current trips to improve on-time performance. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 10

    Service will be rerouted into Union Station instead of Elitch Gardens or Colfax-Federal Transit Center after 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

  • route 11

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 15

    The Saturday and Sunday westbound trip at 1:21 a.m. will be discontinued. Alternate service will be available 15 minutes before or after this trip. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 16

    The Saturday and Sunday westbound trip at 1:21 a.m. will be discontinued. Alternate service will be available 15 minutes before or after this trip. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 16L

    Weekday trips that currently start/end at W 14th Avenue and Oak Street will be extended to instead start/end at the Oak Station. All trips will deviate from Colfax to serve the Oak Station for improved connections to light rail. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 20

    Westbound service will be rerouted through downtown from 15th Street to 18th Street. This change will coincide with the change on Route 0 northbound. Route 20 will operate on the segment of 18th Street that will be removed from Route 0. This change will create direct routing and improve on-time performance for service operating into Union Station.

  • route 26discontinued

    Route 26 and Route 35 will merge into a new crosstown Route 35. The Route 26 number will be eliminated. This change will provide current Route 26 and 35 riders with connections to Nine Mile, Southmoor and Englewood stations.

  • route 32

    The westbound trip at 6:52 a.m. will be discontinued due to low ridership. Alternate service will be provided 15 minutes earlier or 12 minutes after the current trip time.

  • route 35

    Route 26 and Route 35 will merge into a new crosstown Route 35. The Route 26 number will be eliminated. This change will provide current Route 26 and 35 riders with connections to Nine Mile, Southmoor and Englewood stations.

  • route 42

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 45

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 46

    The Cherry Creek “loop” west of Steele Street will be discontinued due to low ridership. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 83D/83L

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 100

    The current weekday southbound trip at 6:51 p.m. leaving US 36 & Sheridan Station will operate 10 minutes earlier

  • route 100L

    The eastbound trip at 6:34 a.m. leaving Ken Caryl Ranch Park-n-Ride will depart six minutes later to improve on-time performance at Federal Center Station. Eastbound trips currently departing Federal Center Station at 7:09 a.m., 7:24 a.m., 7:39 a.m., and 7:54 a.m. have been shifted 1 – 5 minutes, depending on trip to improve leave-time reliability. Westbound trips currently departing Civic Center Station at 7:00 a.m., 3:22 p.m., and 3:52 p.m. will be shifted 1 – 3 minutes later, depending on trip to relieve congestion at Civic Center Station. Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 122X

    Bus stop consolidation in downtown Denver to match stops for other Regional routes. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 131

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 153

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route 205T

    The terminal will be moved from Spine and Lookout to Gunpark and Lookout.

  • route 225/225D/225E

    New terminal at Mohawk and Talbot. Service will be increased on morning and afternoon rush-hour short-turn trips to 15-minutes in both directions. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route 228

    Service will be extended to Hecla and Hwy 42 into the Boulder County Kestrel Housing complex to provide service to approximately 200 residents.

  • route 483

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route Call-n-Ride/FlexRiderename

    Call-n-Ride bus service has been renamed to FlexRide. This personalized bus service for the general public travels within select RTD service areas, making connections to other RTD services at stations, Park-n-Rides, and rail stations. FlexRide also provides service to other points of interest including activity centers, shopping malls, schools, businesses and industrial parks. As the service has evolved to include flex routes, online booking and subscription services the name change is more closely aligned with the evolution of service and how customers use the service.

  • route SKIP

    Rush-hour service frequency will be reduced from the current 7 – 8 minutes to 10 minutes, while retaining the midday 10 minute frequency. This change will improve on-time performance and support weekday afternoon northbound trips between Fairview High School and 14th and Walnut streets from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • route STAMPEDE

    The East Campus terminal will change to Discovery Drive and Colorado instead of Innovation Drive and Discovery Drive. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

Final Changes for Regional Routes

  • route AB

    Morning and afternoon rush-hour trips will be added. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route AT

    Afternoon rush-hour trips will be adjusted to depart Denver Airport Station at 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., instead of the current trips at 3:10 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. to better serve employees work hours.

  • route BOLT

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route CV

    Westbound trips at 4:12 p.m., 4:42 p.m., and 5:12 p.m. departing Civic Center Station will depart 12 minutes later due to multiple customer requests.

  • route EV

    The weekday eastbound trip currently leaving the Evergreen Park-n-Ride at 7:35 a.m. will depart five minutes later to improve leave-time reliability.

  • route FF1

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route FF2

    Eastbound morning rush-hour trips will be added. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route FF3

    Eastbound trips at 9:07 a.m. and 11:31 p.m. and westbound trips at 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. will be discontinued due to low ridership. Alternate service will be available on Route FF1.

  • route FF4

    Eastbound morning rush-hour trips will be added. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route FF5

    Schedule adjustments will be made.

  • route FF7

    Morning and afternoon rush-hours trips will be added. Schedule adjustments will also be made.

  • route RX

    Weekday midday round trips at 10:43 a.m. departing the Adams County Justice Center and 12:09 p.m. departing Civic Center Station will be discontinued due to low ridership.

  • route Y

    Weekday midday round trips at 10:57 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. departing the Downtown Boulder Station and 11:42 a.m. and 1:02 p.m. departing the Lyons Park-n-Ride will be discontinued due to low ridership.