Proposed Service Changes - May 2019

Effective May 19, 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 May 19, 2019.

Proposed service changes

Routes affected

Proposed Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

  • route 0

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 1

    It is proposed to move the east terminal from Birch and Virginia to Virginia and Cherry, immediately behind the King Soopers at Leetsdale and Cherry for better customer convenience.

  • route 15

    It is proposed to add trips between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. east of Monaco Parkway to the VA Hospital to relieve passenger overloads. Proposed schedule adjustments will also be made to improve on-time performance.

  • route 16

    Proposed weekend schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 16L

    Proposed schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 33

    It is proposed to discontinue service due to low ridership. Alternate service would be available using a combination of routes 1, 3, 4, 9, 16, 30, 30L, 31amd the W rail line.

  • route 36L

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

  • route 44

    It is proposed to reroute eastbound service via Larimer Street instead of Lawrence Street between Broadway and Downing. This change would consolidate service onto one street. Bus stop improvements would also be made along northbound Larimer to support the reroute.

  • route 51

    It is proposed to detour service in Englewood, which would address the converted part of Elati Street that the City turned into a one-way operation. The new southbound route from Kenyon Street would be left on Galapago, right on Ithica, left on Galapago, right on Kenyon, to the regular route.

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

      Northbound
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Amherst Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 2nd Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 6th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Colfax Avenue (nearside)
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Byron Place
    • 44th Avenue and Eaton Street
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 63rd Place
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 75th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 77th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 79th Avenue
    • 8300 block of Sheridan Boulevard
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 102nd Avenue
    • W 112th Avenue and Stuart Street
      Southbound
    • Sheridan Boulevard and Amherst Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 1st Avenue (nearside)
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 2nd Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 22nd Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 25th Avenue
    • 44th Avenue and Eaton Street
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 77th Avenue
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 79th Avenue
    • 8300 block of Sheridan Boulevard
    • Sheridan Boulevard and 102nd Avenue
    • W 112th Avenue and Stuart Street
  • route 65

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

  • route 131

    It is proposed to reroute north and eastbound buses to north Yale via Anaheim instead of Abilene Street. This change would provide better access for Heather Gardens residents by serving the eastbound stop at Yale and Abilene.

  • route 204

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 206/206F

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 208/208F

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route 225

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route DASH

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route Free MetroRide

    It is proposed to reduce rush-hour service from 15 trips per hour to 8 trips per hour due to low ridership.

  • route SKIP

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

  • route STAMPEDE

    Proposed seasonal schedule adjustments would be made.

Proposed Changes for Rail Service

  • The extension of the E, F and R lines (also known as the Southeast Rail Extension) project is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks plan to expand rapid transit across the Denver metro region. The project will extend the E, F and R lines by 2.3 miles from Lincoln Station to RidgeGate Station in Lone Tree. The extension will include three new light rail stations:

    • Sky Ridge Station near Sky Ridge Medical Center
    • Lone Tree City Center Station
    • RidgeGate Parkway Station - a Park-n-Ride with 1,300 parking spaces

    The Southeast Rail Extension will open May 19

  • route E Line

    It is proposed to extend the E Line to the RidgeGate Parkway Station according to the 2004 FasTracks Southeast Rail Extension Plan. Proposed schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route F Line

    It is proposed to extend the F Line to the RidgeGate Parkway Station according to the 2004 FasTracks Southeast Rail Extension Plan. Proposed schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route R Line

    It is proposed to extend the R Line to the RidgeGate Parkway Station according to the 2004 FasTracks Southeast Rail Extension Plan. Proposed schedule adjustments would also be made.

  • route W Line

    It is proposed to reduce Saturday service between Federal Center Station and Jeffco Government Center/Golden Station to every 30 minutes, which would be consistent with Sunday service. This change would require 6 all day trains instead of 7.