RTD Launches 15L East Colfax Route Improvement Project

(DENVER) March 27, 2019 –The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will launch the 15L East Colfax Route Improvement project to upgrade 37 bus stops between Broadway in Denver and I-225 in Aurora to include enhanced shelters with lighting, security cameras and benches. Six stops will have programmable information display systems installed as part of a pilot program. Other improvements such as queue bypass lanes, bus bulbouts (curb extensions) and expanded boarding areas will be added in key locations along the corridor.

The 15L East Colfax Route Improvements project is the first significant investment made to the 15L route in 30 years. The 15 and 15L routes combined carry approximately 24,000 passengers on weekdays, which is comparable to the southwest light rail corridor (C and D lines combined).

Who: Comments by RTD Board Chair Doug Tisdale, 
FTA Region 8 Administrator Cindy Terwilliger, 
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, 
Aurora Council Member At-Large Angela Lawson, 
CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew, 
RTD CEO and General Manager Dave Genova

What: 15L East Colfax Shelter Improvement Launch along Colfax

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Program at 10 a.m.

Where: Carla Madison Recreation Center
2401 E. Colfax Avenue – 4th floor