Proposed Service Changes - May 2018

Effective May 20, 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 May 20, 2018.

Public Meeting Schedule

RTD has scheduled five (5) public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for May 20, 2018. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes.

Boulder

Monday, February 26
6:00 p.m.
Alfalfa's Market
1651 Broadway
Community Room
Boulder

Downtown Denver

Wednesday, February 28
Noon and 6:00 p.m.
RTD Administrative Offices
1660 Blake Street, Denver
Rooms T & D

Southeast Denver

Thursday, March 1
6:00 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church
6500 E. Girard Ave.
Denver

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

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 0L

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 3L

    It is proposed to add a westbound trip from the Aurora Metro Center Station that would arrive at Civic Center Station at 6:15 a.m., and an eastbound trip at 3:14 p.m. from Civic Center Station that would arrive at Aurora Metro Center Station. These trips would not operate east of Sable Blvd.

  • route 6

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

      Eastbound:
    • 6th Ave and Emerson St.
    • 6th Ave and Franklin St.
    • 6th Ave and Gaylord St.
    • 6th Ave and York St.
    • 6th Ave and Bellaire St.
    • 6th Ave and Dexter St.
    • 8550 Block Lowry Blvd.
    • 9200 Block Lowry Blvd.
    • 6th Ave and Empire St.
    • Abilene St. and Bayaud Ave.
      Westbound:
    • Abilene St. and Bayaud Ave.
    • 800 Block Potomac St.
    • 6th Ave. and Empire St.
    • 8550 block Lowry Blvd.
    • Lowry Blvd. and Spruce St.
    • 6th Ave and Ash St.
    • 8th Ave and Elizabeth St.
    • 8th Ave and Vine St.
    • 8th Ave and Gilpin St.
    • 8th Ave and Emerson St.

  • route 10

    It is proposed during the afternoon rush-hour to operate to and from Elitch Gardens instead of Colfax Avenue and Federal Boulevard. It is also proposed to discontinue the westbound trip at 5:43 p.m. from 9th Avenue and Clermont Street, which would reduce westbound frequency from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

    Additionally, it is proposed to eliminate the following bus stops, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound:
    • 12th Ave. and Pennsylvania St
    • 12th Ave. and Emerson St.
    • 12th Ave. and Vine St.
    • 12th Ave. and Jackson St.
    • 9th Ave. and Holly St.
    • 11th Ave. and Elmira St.
    • 11th Ave. and Geneva St.
    • 11th Ave. and Jamaica St.
    • 11th Ave. and Lima St.
    • Peoria St and Quari Ct.
    • 16600 Block Centretech Pkwy
    • 16400 Block Centretech Pkwy
      Westbound:
    • 11th Ave. and Jamaica St.
    • 11th Ave. and Hanover St.
    • 11th Ave. and Elmira St.
    • 9th Ave. and Holly St.
    • 4200 Block 9th Ave.
    • Madison St. and 13th Ave.
    • 12th Ave. and Vine St.
    • 12th Ave. and Ogden St.
    • 12th Ave. and Pennsylvania St.

  • route 11

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made. It is also proposed to eliminate the following bus stops, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound:
    • S Gaylord St and Arizona Ave
    • Mississippi Ave and Milwaukee Way
    • Mississippi Ave and Garfield St
    • S Kearney St and Tennessee Ave
    • Mississippi Ave and Kearney St
    • 7100 Block Mississippi Ave
    • Parker Rd and Quince St
    • Mississippi Ave and Clinton St
    • Mississippi Ave and Elmira St
    • Mississippi Ave and Kingston St
    • W Exposition Ave and S Zuni St
    • W Exposition Ave and S Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W Kentucky Ave and S Wolf St
    • W Mississippi Ave and S Ames St
      Westbound:
    • Mississippi Ave and Lansing St
    • Mississippi Ave and Joliet St
    • Mississippi Ave and Clinton St
    • Parker Rd and Quince St
    • 7100 Block East Mississippi Ave
    • Mississippi Ave and Kearney St
    • Tennessee Ave and Kearney St
    • Mississippi Ave and Garfield St
    • Mississippi Ave and Milwaukee Way
    • S Gaylord St and Arizona Ave
    • Louisiana Ave and Pearl St (not at the Louisiana – Pearl Station)
    • W Exposition Ave and S Zuni St
    • W Exposition Ave and S Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W Kentucky Ave and S Wolf St
    • W Mississippi Ave and S Eaton St
    • W Mississippi Ave and S Teller St
    • W Mississippi Ave and S Vance St
  • route 12

    It is proposed to reduce rush-hour frequency south of Colfax Avenue to a consistent 30 minutes. Southbound buses would be rerouted via 19th Ave and Ogden Street, which would avoid the intersection at 18th Avenue.

  • route 14

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 15

    Proposed schedule adjustments on late night service. It is also proposed to eliminate the following bus stops, due to low usage and/or proximity to adjacent stops:

    • Colfax Ave and Logan St (eastbound)
    • Colfax Ave and Ogden St
    • Colfax Ave and Vine St
    • Colfax Ave and Roslyn St
    • Colfax Ave and Chester St (eastbound)
    • Colfax Ave and Quentin St
    • Aurora Ct and 16th Ave (southbound)
    • Colfax Ave and Vaughn St (eastbound)
    • Colfax Ave and Helena St (westbound)
  • route 15L

    It is proposed to revise stops near the Anschutz Medical Campus for closer proximity to the major facilities: Westbound, establish exception stops at Colfax/Vaughn (serving Children’s Hospital), and move the stop at Aurora Court to Scranton Ct, to better serve University of Colorado Hospital. No changes are proposed for eastbound stops.

  • route 16

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

      Eastbound:
    • W Colfax Ave and Delaware St
    • W Colfax Ave and Galapago St
    • W Colfax Ave and Osage St
    • W 14th Ave and Irving St
    • W Colfax Ave and Perry St
    • W Colfax Ave and Yates St
    • W Colfax Ave and Chase St
    • W Colfax Ave and Jay St
    • W Colfax Ave and Yarrow St
    • W Colfax Ave and Balsam St
    • W Colfax Ave and Lee St
    • Simms St and W 6th Ave North Frontage Rd
      Westbound:
    • W Colfax Ave and 12th St
    • W 14th Ave and Irving St
    • W Colfax Ave and Perry St
    • W Colfax Ave and Yates St
    • W Colfax Ave and Chase St
    • W Colfax Ave and Newland St
    • W Colfax Ave and Reed St
    • W Colfax Ave and Wadsworth Blvd (nearside)
    • W Colfax Ave and Yarrow St
    • W Colfax Ave and Balsam St
    • W Colfax Ave and Kipling St (nearside)
  • route 16L

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

      Eastbound:
    • W Colfax Ave and Delaware St
    • W Colfax Ave and Galapago St
    • W Colfax Ave and Osage St
    • W Colfax Ave and Perry St
      Westbound:
    • W Colfax Ave and 12th St
    • W Colfax Ave and Perry St
    • W Colfax Ave and Wadsworth Blvd (nearside)

    It is also proposed to permanently relocate the limited stop from Perry Street to Raleigh Street.

  • route 20

    It is proposed to discontinue the following weekday trips due to low ridership:
    eastbound trip at 8:46 a.m., westbound trip at 5:28 a.m. and the westbound trip at 11:00 p.m..

  • route 21

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

      Eastbound:
    • Evans Ave and Grant St
    • Evans Ave and Clarkson St
    • Evans Ave and Ogden St
    • Evans Ave and Lafayette St
    • Evans Ave and High St
    • 5000 Block East Evans Ave
    • Evans Ave and Jasmine St
    • Iliff Ave and Valentia St
    • Iliff Ave and Parker Rd (nearside)
    • Iliff Ave and Troy St
    • Sable Blvd andAdriatic Ave
    • W Evans Ave and S Bannock St
    • S Bannock St and W Evans Ave
    • W Evans Ave and S Bryant St
    • W Evans Ave and S Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W Evans Ave and S Utica St
    • 6300 Block W Jewell Ave
    • W Jewell Ave and S Hoyt St
    • W Alameda Pkwy and S Beech Dr
    • W Alameda Pkwy and S Xenon Ct
    • W Alameda Dr and W Center Ave
      Westbound:
    • Sable Blvd and Warren Ave
    • Iliff Ave and Warren Dr
    • Iliff Ave and Valentia St
    • Evans Ave and Monaco Pkwy (nearside)
    • 5000 Block East Evans Ave
    • Evans Ave and High St
    • Evans Ave and Lafayette St
    • Evans Ave and Ogden St
    • Evans Ave and Clarkson St
    • Evans Ave and Sherman St
    • Evans Ave and Lincoln St
    • W Evans Ave and S Bannock St
    • S Bannock St and W Evans Ave
    • W Evans Ave and S Bryant St
    • W Evans Ave and S Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W Jewell Ave and S Marshall St
    • W Jewell Ave and S Garrison St (nearside)
    • W Jewell Ave and S Hoyt St
    • W Alameda Dr and W Center Ave
  • route 27

    It is proposed that midday trips in the Denver Tech Center be shifted by 30 minutes, and eliminate the Swedish Hospital loop. Alternate service would be available on Route 12 and the Englewood Trolley (former ART shuttle) along Downing Street and Hampden Avenue.

  • route 28

    It is proposed to make minor schedule adjustments to improve service consistency.

  • route 32

    It is proposed to make minor schedule adjustments to improve service consistency.

  • route 38

    It is proposed to make minor schedule adjustments to improve service consistency. It is also proposed to eliminate the following bus stops, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound:
    • Larimer St and 19th St
    • 22nd St and Blake St
    • W 38th Ave and Bryant St
    • W 38th Ave and Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W 38th Ave and Newton St
    • W 38th Ave and Yates St
    • W 38th Ave and Benton St
    • W 38th Ave and Fenton St
    • W 38th Ave and Newland St
    • W 38th Ave and Reed St
    • W 38th Ave and Kipling St (nearside)
    • W 38th Ave and Wright Ct
      Westbound:
    • W 38th Ave and Lipan St
    • W 38th Ave and Federal Blvd (nearside)
    • W 38th Ave and Newton St
    • W 38th Ave and Yates St
    • W 38th Ave and Sheridan Blvd (nearside)
    • W 38th Ave and Benton St
    • W 38th Ave and Eaton St
    • W 38th Ave and Marshall St
  • route 42

    It is proposed to reroute westbound buses at the Walmart at Tower Road and Salida Street to operate within the shopping center parking lot, exiting on Salida Street via Walden Street. This change would provide safer turning onto westbound Salida Street.

  • route 43

    It is proposed to discontinue the following weekday trips, due to low ridership:

    • Eastbound trip at 4:29 a.m.
    • Eastbound trip at 4:59 a.m.
    • Westbound trip at 5:10 a.m.
    • Westbound trip at 6:40 a.m.
  • route 45

    It is proposed to reroute westbound buses at the Walmart at Tower Road and Salida Street to operate within the shopping center parking lot, exiting on Salida Street via Walden Street. This change would provide safer turning onto westbound Salida Street.

  • route 46

    It is proposed to extend the route from Colorado Center Station to the University Hills area on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • route 55L

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made. Note: Route 55L will be discontinued with the implementation of the G Line.

  • route 62

    It is proposed to reduce midday frequency from every 30 minutes to hourly, due to low ridership.

  • route 65

    It is proposed to discontinue the following weekday trips due to low ridership:

    • Northbound trip at 3:43 a.m.
    • Northbound trip at 11:05 p.m.
    • Southbound trip at 11:55 p.m.
  • route 83

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made. It is also proposed to eliminate the following bus stops due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

      Eastbound:
    • Parker Rd and Quince St
    • Parker Rd/Mississippi Ave (farside)
    • Florida Ave and Clinton St
    • Parker Rd and Dayton St
    • Parker Rd and Iliff Ave (nearside)
    • Yale Ave and Havana St (nearside)
      Westbound:
    • Quebec Way and Florida Ave (nearside)
    • Parker Rd and Yale Ave (nearside)
    • Florida Ave and Beeler St
    • Parker Rd and Quince St
    • Leetsdale Dr and Hudson St
    • Alameda Ave and Leetsdale Dr
  • route 105

    It is proposed to reduce rush-hour frequency south of Southmoor Station to Ulster Street and Tufts Avenue from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. It is also proposed to eliminate the following bus stops due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

    • Havana St and Alameda Ave, southbound (nearside)
    • Havana and 1200 South, both directions

  • route 112

    It is proposed to make schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance and allow for connections at US 36 & Broomfield Station. Additionally, it is proposed to realign route between US 36 & Broomfield Station and 112th Avenue via Uptown Avenue to provide better connections to the Arista Development and new housing along the eastside of US 36 and 112th Avenue to Main Street.

  • route 120

    It is proposed to realign route between US 36 & Broomfield Station and 120th Avenue via Uptown Avenue, 112th Avenue, Main Street to 120th Street. Proposed schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route 121

    It is proposed to discontinue the northbound trip at 3:24 a.m.

  • route 128

    It is proposed to realign route between US 36 & Broomfield Station and Midway Boulevard via Destination Drive, SH128 (bridge), the new Wadsworth Boulevard, 118th Avenue, Commerce Street, and Nickel Street, to allow for better connections. Proposed schedule adjustments would also be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 131

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 153

    It is proposed to reroute service south of the Aurora Metro Center Station via Exposition Avenue instead of Alameda Parkway. Passengers currently boarding at the stop on Alameda Parkway would be accommodated by a new stop on Exposition.

  • route 169

    It is proposed to reroute westbound buses at the Walmart at Tower Road and Salida Street to operate within the shopping center parking lot, exiting on Salida Street via Walden Street. This change would provide safer turning onto westbound Salida Street.

  • route 169L

    It is proposed to begin northbound trips at Smoky Hill and Pheasant Run Parkway, and end southbound trips at Smoky Hill and Buckley Road, which would eliminate duplication of service with Route 169

  • route Free MetroRide

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route JUMP

    It is proposed to discontinue the west-end loop between Broadway and 9th Street, due to low ridership.

Proposed Changes for Regional Routes

  • route AB

    It is proposed to move the trip at 5:58 a.m. trip leaving Downtown Boulder Station to instead leave from Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station at 5:58 a.m., and to move the current trips at 4:50 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. leaving Denver Airport Station arriving at Downtown Boulder Station to instead leave Denver Airport Station and arrive at Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station at 6:04 p.m. and 7:03 p.m.

Proposed Changes for Summer Service Routes

  • route 204

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route 206/206F

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route 208/208F

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route 225

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route BOUND

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route DASH

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route JUMP

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route SKIP

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

  • route STAMPEDE

    Other route related changes as result of changes to summer service levels.

Proposed Changes for Rail Service

  • route C Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made on all service days.

  • route D Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made on all service days.

  • route L Line

    Proposed minor schedule adjustments would be made on all service days.

Proposed Changes for Special Services

  • route BuffRide

    It is proposed to discontinue service on the following BuffRide routes, due to low ridership or where duplicate service exists:

    • CB44 – Nine Mile Station, alternate service would be available on the H Line to downtown Denver for connections to Flatiron Flyer service.
    • CB52 – Southmoor and I-25 & Broadway stations, alternate service would be available on the H Line to downtown Denver for connections to Flatiron Flyer service.
    • CB6 – Federal Center Station, alternate service would be available on the W Line with connections to Flatiron Flyer service. No alternate service would be available for passengers traveling from Wadsworth Blvd and Hampden Ave.
    • CB12 – US 36 & Sheridan, US 36 & Broomfield, and US 36 & McCaslin stations, alternate service would be available on Flatiron Flyer service.
  • route CUvsCSU

    It is proposed to discontinue service on the following CU vs CSU routes, due to low ridership or where duplicate service exists:

    • RM24 – Alameda and Havana, alternate service would be available on Route 3 with connections to the C or E lines.
    • RM38 – Federal Shuttle, alternate service would be available on Route 31.
    • RM44 – Nine Mile Station, alternate service would be available on the H Line with connections to the C or E lines.
    • RM12 – US 36 & Sheridan, alternate service would be available on the Flatiron Flyer with connections to the C, E, and W lines.
    • RM64 – Ward Road
    • RM8 – Olde Town Arvada, alternate service would be provided on the G Line when in service with connections to the C, E, and W lines.