Proposed Service Changes - May 2017

Effective May 21, 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 will take effect on May 21, 2017.

Public Meeting Schedule

RTD has scheduled five (5) public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for May 21, 2017. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes.

Downtown Denver

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Noon and 6:00 p.m.
RTD Administrative Offices
1600 Blake Street
Rooms T & D

Westminster

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Irving Street Library
7392 Irving Street
Westminster

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 3

    It is proposed the weekday eastbound trip at 5:38 p.m. that ends at Lincoln and Alameda would be extended to end instead at the new Aurora Metro Center Station at 6:48 p.m., which would extend 30 minute eastbound rush-hour frequency on East Alameda. Additionally, it is proposed the westbound trip at 2:42 p.m. from Lincoln and Alameda would instead originate at Aurora Metro Center Station at 1:49 p.m., which would extend 30 minute rush-hour frequency by one hour.

    It is also proposed to reroute westbound trips to serve the Alameda Station with reverse travel in the Alameda Station loop. Service would travel via Bannock southbound to Virginia Avenue and Cherokee northbound before continuing on Alameda Avenue. Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 4

    It is proposed to reroute service to serve the Alameda Station with reverse travel in the Alameda Station loop. Service would travel via Bannock southbound to Virginia Avenue and Cherokee northbound before continuing on Alameda Avenue.

  • route 8

    It is proposed to reroute service to serve the new 41st & Fox Station to allow connections with the B Line and future G Line service.

  • route 19

    It is proposed to reroute service to serve the new Pecos Junction Station to allow connections with the B Line and future G Line service.

  • route 21

    It is proposed to move the 7:15 p.m. trip leaving Federal Center Station six minutes later to instead leave at 7:21 p.m. to provide a better connection with the W Line.

  • route 28

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

  • route 32

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

  • route 37

    It is proposed to reroute service from Moncrieff Place to instead travel via 33rd Place between Sable and Chambers Road.

  • route 38

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

  • route 40

    It is proposed to reduce weekday rush-hour frequency from every 10 minutes to every 15 minutes.

  • route 43

    Proposed weekday schedule adjustments would be made between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

  • route 44

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made due to the reroute of service near Clayton and 43rd initiated in January 2017 service changes.

  • route 45

    It is proposed to add evening rush-hour resource to improve on-time performance.

  • route 55S

    It is proposed service be reviewed for possible future discontinuance, due to low ridership.

  • route 73

    It is proposed to add an evening rush-hour resource to improve on-time performance.

  • route 55S

    It is proposed to add evening rush-hour resource to improve on-time performance.

  • route 105

    It is proposed to extend northbound evening service by 30 minutes to 12:20 a.m. from Ulster and Tufts. It is also proposed to discontinue the northbound trip at 3:08 a.m.

  • route 121

    It is proposed to discontinue the weekday northbound trip at 3:07 a.m. operating from Peoria and Albrook to the 40th Avenue & Airport – Gateway Station and the southbound trip at 12:45 a.m. operating from 40th Avenue & Airport – Gateway Station to the Peoria Station.

  • route 133

    It is proposed to extend weekday evening service one hour later until approximately 12:00 midnight in each direction.

  • route 135

    It is proposed to add an eastbound trip at 10:26 p.m. from Nine Mile Station which would extend evening service by one hour.

  • route 153

    It is proposed to discontinue the northbound trip at 3:35 a.m. from Sable and Colfax to the Peoria Station.

  • route 157

    It is proposed that evening service after 7:00 p.m. be discontinued due to low ridership.

  • route 204

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 205/205T

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

  • route 206/206F

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 208/208F

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route BOUND

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route DASH

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route JUMP

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route SKIP

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route STAMPEDE

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

Proposed Changes for Regional Routes

  • route AB

    It is proposed to add two morning and two evening rush-hour trips from Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station to create a 30 minute frequency from the US 36 & Table Mesa Station to DIA. These trips would operate along Pearl Street, 28th Street, US 36 to the US 36 & Table Mesa Station and then along the current AB route. With the introduction of the new Boulder Junction at Depot Square terminal, two patterns would be created for the route: AB1 originating from Downtown Boulder Station, and AB2 originating from Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station.

  • route AT

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route BOLT

    It is proposed to implement the previous approved BOLT Limited trips via the Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station.

  • route L

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route Y

    It is proposed to discontinue the weekday southbound trip at 1:02 p.m. and the northbound trip at 12:20 p.m., due to low ridership. Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would also be made.

Proposed Changes for Special Service

  • route BroncosRide

    It is proposed to discontinue BroncosRide service to the current Olde Town Arvada Park-n-Ride and the Ward Road Park-n-Ride with the opening of the new G Line in 2017. Alternate service would be provided to Union Station by the G Line; at Union Station, passengers would transfer to the C, E, or W lines to the stadium. Note, both the Olde Town Arvada Park-n-Ride and Ward Road Park-n-Ride will permanently close and service will be transferred to the new Olde Town Arvada Station and the new Wheat Ridge-Ward Station when the G Line opens later this year.

Proposed Changes for Rail Service

  • route B

    It is proposed to add stops at the new 41st and Fox Station and the new Pecos Junction Station to all trips. The additional stops would shift all trips from Union Station approximately 12 minutes earlier. Southbound trains would depart Westminster Station at the current scheduled times and arrive at Union Station four minutes later on each trip.

    It is also proposed to add a late night northbound trip at 11:09 p.m. from Union Station to provide passengers an option when attending evening events in downtown Denver