Proposed 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 take effect on January 13, 2019.

Public Meeting Schedule

RTD has scheduled six (6) public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for January 13, 2019. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes.

Downtown Denver

Monday, September 24, 2018
Noon and 6:00 p.m.
RTD Administrative Offices
1660 Blake Street, Denver
Rooms T & D

Englewood

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Englewood Public Library
1000 Englewood Parkway
Anderson Room
Englewood

Longmont

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Avenue
Conference Room
Longmont

Boulder

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Avenue
Araphoe Room
Boulder

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 0

    It is proposed to standardize late night weekend trips arriving and departing inside Union Station with weekday trip times. Additionally, northbound service through downtown would be rerouted from Welton Street to Lawrence Street via 15th Street to improve on-time performance. Schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route 10

    It is proposed to reroute service into Union Station instead of Elitch Gardens after 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekend.

  • route 11

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 15

    It is proposed to discontinue the Saturday and Sunday westbound trip at 1:21 a.m. Alternate service would be available 15 minutes before or after this trip. Schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route 16

    It is proposed to extend Saturday and Sunday trips currently that start/end at W 14th Avenue and Zephyr Street, to instead start/end at the Oak Station. Schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route 16L

    It is proposed to extend weekday trips that currently start/end at W 14th Avenue and Oak Street, to instead start/end at the Oak Station. Schedule adjustments for early morning westbound trips would also be made.

  • route 20

    It is proposed to reroute westbound service through downtown from 15th Street to 18th Street. This change would coincide with the change on Route 0 northbound. Route 20 would operate on the segment of 18th Street that would be removed from Route 0. This change would also improve on-time performance for service operating into Union Station.

  • route 21

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 26

    It is proposed to merge Route 26 and Route 35 into a new crosstown Route 35. This proposed change would provide connections to Nine Mile, Southmoor and Englewood stations.

  • route 28

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 32

    It is proposed to discontinue the westbound trip at 6:52 a.m. due to low ridership. Alternate service would be provided 15 minutes earlier or 12 minutes after the current trip time.

  • route 35

    It is proposed to merge Route 26 and Route 35 into a new crosstown Route 35. This proposed change would provide connections to Nine Mile, Southmoor and Englewood stations.

  • route 46

    It is proposed to discontinue the Cherry Creek “loop” west of Steele Street due to low ridership. Proposed schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route 131

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 225/225D/225E

    It is proposed to discontinue service on routes LD1 and LD2 south of US 36 due to low ridership and duplicate service on FF routes. Service would also be rerouted south of Lafayette Park-n-Ride via US 287, west Dillon Road, SH42 (96th Street), Interlocken Parkway, Vara and into US 36 & Flatiron Station. Service frequency would be increased to 60 minutes all day between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., combined with LD1 and LD3 rush-hour frequency, 30-minute frequency would be created between both routes between 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride and US 287 and Dillon Road. Route 225 would be renamed between Lafayette Park-n-Ride and US 36 & Broomfield Station to Route LD3 and reduce service frequency between US 36 & Broomfield Station and Lafayette Park-n-Ride to 60 minutes, maintaining the current service span. Route 225 would be retained between Downtown Boulder Station and Mohawk and Talbot. Additionally, Route 225 service would move from East Boulder Recreation Center to Mohawk and Talbot and weekday rush-hour service frequency would increase to 15 minutes in both directions.

  • route 228

    It is proposed to extend service to Hecla and 96th Street into the Boulder County Kestrel Housing complex, to provide service to approximately 200 residents.

  • route Free METRORIDE

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route SKIP

    It is proposed to reduce rush-hour service frequency from the current 7 – 8 minutes to 10 minutes, while retaining the midday 10 minute frequency. This proposal would 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.

Proposed Changes for Regional Routes

  • route AT

    It is proposed to adjust afternoon rush-hour trips to depart Denver Airport Station at 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., instead of current 3:10 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. to better serve employees work hours.

  • route BOLT

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route FF2

    It is proposed to add eastbound morning rush-hour trips. Proposed schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route FF3

    It is proposed to discontinue 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. due to low ridership. Alternate service would be available on Route FF1.

  • route FF4

    It is proposed to add eastbound morning rush-hour trips. Proposed schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route LD

    It is proposed to discontinue service on routes LD1 and LD2 south of US 36 due to low ridership and duplicate service on FF routes. Service would also be rerouted south of Lafayette Park-n-Ride via US 287, west Dillon Road, SH42 (96th Street), Interlocken Parkway, Vara and into US 36 & Flatiron Station. Service frequency would be increased to 60 minutes all day between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., combined with LD1 and LD3 rush-hour frequency, 30-minute frequency would be created between both routes between 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride and US 287 and Dillon Road. Route 225 would be renamed between Lafayette Park-n-Ride and US 36 & Broomfield Station to Route LD3 and reduce service frequency between US 36 & Broomfield Station and Lafayette Park-n-Ride to 60 minutes, maintaining the current service span. Route 225 would be retained between Downtown Boulder Station and Mohawk and Talbot. Additionally, Route 225 service would move from East Boulder Recreation Center to Mohawk and Talbot and weekday rush-hour service frequency would increase to 15 minutes in both directions.

  • route RX

    It is proposed to discontinue weekday midday round trips at 10:43 a.m. departing the Adams County Justice Center and 12:09 p.m. departing Civic Center Station due to low ridership.

  • route Y

    It is proposed to discontinue weekday midday round trips at 10:57 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. departing Downtown Boulder Station and 11:42 a.m. and 1:02 p.m. departing the Lyons Park-n-Ride due to low ridership.

Proposed Changes for Rail Service

  • route F Line

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance

  • route H Line

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance