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 train 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, train, and specialty services.

These service changes took effect on January 12, 2020.

Routes Affected

Final Changes for Local/Limited Bus Routes

route 0L

Schedule adjustments will be made on weekday service.

route 1

Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

route 3

In order to provide 30-minute rush-hour frequency between Alameda Station and the Cherry Creek district, selected trips, presently operating west of Alameda Station east to Colorado Boulevard, will be extended during the hours of 6:00am to 9:00am. The deviation via the Adams/Ellsworth route will be removed, to stay on Steele Street one block away. In addition, the following stops will be discontinued, due to low usage and proximity to the more convenient stop at 1st/Fillmore:

  • 1st Avenue and Milwaukee (westbound)
  • 1st Avenue and St. Paul Street (eastbound)
route 10

The terminal will be changed from Elitch Gardens to Union Station.

route 11

There will be a schedule adjustment to school tripper times.

route 15

The westbound stop at Colfax/Washington will close as adjacent stops are 500 feet in each direction.

route 15L

Westbound morning rush-hour frequency will be revised to every 7 minutes and every 8 minutes in the afternoon eastbound rush hour.

route 24

The following stops will be discontinued, due to very low usage:

  • University Boulevard and Cherryville Road
  • University Boulevard and Garden Lane
  • University Boulevard and Willamette Lane
  • University Boulevard and Huntwick Lane
  • University Boulevard and Sunset Drive (southbound)
  • University Boulevard and Sunrise Drive
  • University Boulevard and Iowa Avenue
  • University Boulevard and Cedar Avenue

In addition, the stop at University/Vassar will be moved one block north to Harvard to provide a safe pedestrian crossing with a traffic signal.

route 27

The eastbound stop at 4200 East Yale and westbound stop at Yale/Ash Street will be discontinued as alternative stops are 400 feet in either direction.

route 30L

Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

route 32

Trips will be extended to the Ward Rd and I-70 Park-n-Ride.

route 35

The following stops will be discontinued, due to very low usage:

  • Jefferson Bypass and Downing Street (eastbound)
  • Hampden Avenue and Buell Mansion Parkway
  • Hampden Avenue and Monroe Street
  • 10200 Block East Girard (westbound)
route 38

Trips will be extended to the Ward Rd and I-70 Park-n-Ride.

route 44

Trips will be extended to the Ward Rd and I-70 Park-n-Ride.

route 46

The eastbound stop at 4200 East Yale and westbound stop at Yale/Ash Street will be discontinued as alternative stops are 400 feet in either direction.

route 62

Grant funding for Route 62 expires as of December 31, 2019. Due to low ridership, this route will be discontinued. Northfield High School will be served via selected trips on current Route 73.

route 65

New branch service on this route will extend to the Northfield area, replacing a segment of Route 62. The route will operate from Central Park Station north on Central Park Blvd. via a loop of 56th Avenue, Dallas Street, and Prairie Meadow Drive, returning to Central Park Boulevard and Central Park Station. The route will provide two morning and two afternoon trips that will serve Northfield High School.

route 66

There will be an added morning rush-hour bus and running time adjustments to ensure improved connections. Evening service will be extended one hour in each direction for improved access from the Arapahoe County Justice Center.

route 73

There will be a schedule adjustment to school tripper times.

route 80L

The first northbound evening trip from US36 & Sheridan Station will be changed from 4:53pm to 5:23pm to allow for better connections at US36 & Sheridan Station for Routes FF1, FF3, FF4 and FF7.

route 99L

In order to remain consistent with the naming convention in effect with the G Line Bus and Rail Service Change, Route 100L will be renamed to 99L.

route 125

Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

route 157

Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

route 225

The Route 225 segment between Lafayette PnR and US 36 & Broomfield Station will be replaced with new branch service designated Route LD3. The new Route LD3 will provide service between the 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride and US36 & Broomfield Station with 60-minute midday and evening service and 120-minute frequency on Saturday.

Final Changes for Regional Routes

route AB

There will be schedule adjustments to better balance the number of passengers across trips.

route FF1

Schedule adjustments will be made to improve passenger drop offs and pick ups.

route LD1/LD2

Grant funding for Route LD1/LD2 expires as of December 31, 2019. Due to low weekday, midday, and weekend ridership, schedules will be revised to combined 30-minute frequencies on Routes LD1 and LD2 during weekday rush hours between Longmont & Denver Union Station. An additional modification is detailed in the LD3/225 description below.

route LD3/225

The Route 225 segment between Lafayette PnR and US 36 & Broomfield Station will be replaced with new branch service designated Route LD3. The new Route LD3 will provide service between the 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride and US36 & Broomfield Station with 60-minute midday and evening service and 120-minute frequency on Saturday.

route LX1/LX2

In order to address current midday demand between Union Station and the 8th & Coffman Park-n-Ride, one northbound midday weekday trip will be added on Route LX2.

route NB

Due to change of bell times, there will be schedule adjustments to allow for AM service to Nederland High School.

Final Changes for Rail Service

E Line

In order to achieve better on-time performance, there will be schedule adjustments in the very early morning.

L Line

Schedule adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.

R Line

In order to allow for better spacing between the E, F, and H lines, there will be schedule adjustments.

W Line

In order to create a consistent weekend service, there will be schedule adjustments to match Saturday and Sunday evening trips.

Final Changes for Transit Centers

Transit Center Southwest Plaza

Due to redevelopment of the Southwest Plaza area, the bus terminal will relocate to Long Drive and Bowles Avenue, which will affect Routes 59, 76 and 99, and require routing and schedule changes.