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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) owns and operates Boulder's Community Transit Network, a fleet of buses that transport passengers throughout Boulder and connects with regional bus routes. GO Boulder collaborates with RTD to fund and plan the local buses.


Big changes are coming to transit service for those who live and work along US 36. RTD will introduce the Flatiron Flyer in 2016, its first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service and our region's near-term investment from the RTD FasTracks Program. 

RTD is seeking public input to two issues of importance in the Northwest region--the RTD Fare Study and the US 36 BRT Operations Plan. The US 36 Mayors & Commissioners Coalition and 36 Commuting Solutions have been working with RTD since October 2014 and now we need members of the public to weigh in. See our comments here. pdf

RTD will hold public hearings for the Propsed Bus Rapid Transit Service Plan  March 16 - April 13 in Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Westminster and Denver. RTD will hold public hearings about the Fare Study March 23 - April 8. You can also provide written comment about these issues to RTD. Send a fax to 303-299-2227 or an e-mail to no later than May 1, 2015

Bus Fares and Passes

The EcoPass is an annual bus pass that gives some Boulder residents and employees access to the entire RTD transit system.
Visit the RTD Fares and Passes page or call 303-299-6000 for information.

Map of City of Boulder Bus Routes pdf

RTD Bus Schedules

Map of Boulder County Bus Routes pdf

Boulder Bus Routes, Maps and Schedules

Select the bus routes below, visit the RTD Bus website, use the RTD Trip Planner, or call RTD at 303-299-6000.

HOP   -   Downtown, Twenty Ninth Street, University Hill, and University of Colorado (CU) Main Campus

The HOP bus route connects the following major stops:

  • Downtown Boulder;
  • Twenty Ninth Street retail district;
  • University Hill; and
  • University of Colorado.

The HOP is operated by Via Mobility Services. Call Via at 303-447-2848.

HOP 2 Chautauqua   -   9th Street, Baseline Road and Chautauqua

Map of HOP 2 Chautauqua Bus Route pdf

HOP 2 Chautauqua provides bus service to Chautauqua Park during the summer season. Visit for details.

Buses arrive every 15 minutes at the following stops:

  • the intersection of 11th and Pearl streets;
  • the intersection of 13th and Pearl streets;
  • the intersection of Spruce and Broadway streets;
  • Chautauqua Park;
  • the 27th Way Park-n-Ride; and
  • along 9th Street between downtown and Chautauqua.

SKIP   -   Broadway

The SKIP bus travels north and south on Broadway, connecting these major stops:

  • Boulder Community Hospital;
  • Community Plaza/Ideal Market;
  • North Boulder Recreation Center;
  • Downtown Boulder;
  • University of Colorado;
  • Table Mesa Shopping Center; and
  • Fairview High School.

JUMP   -   Arapahoe Avenue

The JUMP bus travels east and west on Arapahoe Avenue, connecting these major stops:

  • Boulder High School;
  • Main Boulder Public Library;
  • Downtown Boulder;
  • Twenty Ninth Street;
  • Boulder Valley School District - Arapahoe Campus; and
  • Central Lafayette park-n-Ride (via the Long JUMP).

BOUND   -   30th Street

The BOUND bus Route travels north and south on 30th Street, connecting these major stops:

  • Diagonal Highway;
  • Twenty Ninth Street Retail District;
  • Mapleton Ball Fields;
  • Williams Village/Bear Creek;
  • Scott Carpenter Park; and
  • BaseMar Shopping Center.

DASH  -  Table Mesa Drive /South Boulder Road

The DASH bus travels east and west along Table Mesa Drive / South Boulder Road, connecting these major stops:

  • University of Colorado;
  • Table Mesa Park-n-Ride;
  • Downtown Louisville; and
  • Lafayette Park-n-Ride.

STAMPEDE   -   University of Colorado (CU) Campuses

The STAMPEDE bus provides high-frequency service between the CU Main Campus, East Campus and the CU Research Park. It also connects with the RTD route 209, the Broadway transit corridor and the BOUND bus service.

The STAMPEDE bus route travels around the University of Colorado campus, connecting these major stops:

  • Coors Event Center;
  • East CU Campus;
  • Folsom Field;
  • University Memorial Center (UMC); and
  • University of Colorado Main Campus.

BOLT   -   Diagonal Highway 119

The BOLT bus travels along the Diagonal Highway between Boulder and Longmont, connecting these major stops:

  • Boulder Station;
  • Diagonal Plaza;
  • Front Range Community College;
  • IBM;
  • Longmont;
  • Niwot Park-n-Ride;
  • Roosevelt Park-n-Ride; and
  • Twin Peaks Mall park-n-Ride.

Late Night Transit   -   Downtown, Twenty Ninth Street, and University of Colorado (CU) Main Campus

The Late Night Transit bus route provides expanded hours of operation on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in conjunction with the start of CU's fall semester in late August. Buses arrive every 15 minutes from 10 p.m. to midnight on these nights. This route connects Boulder's main nighttime activity centers - downtown, CU and Twenty Ninth Street.

The Black, Gold and Silver Line routes run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, from midnight to 3 a.m. The buses arrive about every 10 minutes at stops along Broadway between Canyon Boulevard and the University Memorial Center (UMC) at the intersection of Broadway and Euclid Avenue.

The expanded HOP hours and Late Night Transit services are funded by University of Colorado student fees and are only offered during the CU fall and spring semesters.

Buff Bus   -   CU Main Campus and Williams Village / Bear Creek Apartments

The Buff Bus shuttle connects students who live in Williams Village/Bear Creek with the Main Campus. The Buff Bus operates each day and night throughout the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session.

The Buff Bus runs the Williams Village route which runs clockwise starting at Regent Drive and Colorado Avenue.

The Climb   -   Fourmile Canyon and Gold Hill

The Climb Bus Schedule

The Gold Hill Climb provides bus service to western Boulder County along the Fourmile Canyon and Gold Hill communities.

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