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    RTD Begins New US 36 Service Routes In January

    12/22/2015
    New Bus Rapid Transit service, dubbed the Flatiron Flyer, to start on January 3
     

    The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will begin its new bus rapid transit service, the Flatiron Flyer, on Jan. 3, 2016. Six Flatiron Flyer routes will service stations from Denver to Boulder along the U.S. 36 corridor.

    RTD will host free rides on Monday, Jan. 4, with light refreshments and giveaways available at most of the stations. City of Westminster staff will be at the Sheridan/U.S. 36 park-n-ride from 6:30-9:30 a.m. with information about the new development near this location, Downtown Westminster, along with free coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast treats.

    "The hallmark of bus rapid transit service is that it is frequent, reliable and more predictable," said RTD Interim General Manager and CEO Dave Genova. "The Flatiron Flyer will enhance the rider's experience by offering all of these elements, along with upgraded stations and brand new buses."

    Flatiron Flyer service will consist of six routes, which will replace and improve several of the current routes servicing the U.S. 36 corridor.

    Fares for the Flatiron Flyer will be dependent on the starting and ending locations for a rider, with a one-way local fare being $2.60 or a one-way regional fare being $4.50. Use the interactive fare calculator to estimate your fare.

    Along with more frequent and faster service, these new BRT routes offer enhanced passenger stations with large canopies and windscreens for better weather protection at the six park-n-rides on U.S. 36; digital information screens with bus departure times; and 59 new branded vehicles that include USB ports and 120-volt outlets for passengers to charge laptops, tablets and smartphones.

    RTD ambassadors will be present at the Flatiron Flyer stations Dec. 15-17, 22 and 29 to let riders know of the upcoming changes. Ambassadors will also be on site Jan. 3-9 to answer questions and help riders navigate the new service.

    View a video describing all of the features of the new bus rapid transit service.

    Also beginning in 2016, RTD will introduce five new transit lines to serve more riders throughout the metro area. In preparation for these added services, RTD has designed a new fare structure to simplify the way passengers pay for trips. On Jan. 1, 2016, three fare categories will be introduced making it easier to pay. See how the new fares may affect you.


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