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The new HOP bus will be orange instead of white and feature updated designs. The new design is part of the HOP route changes that will begin in August 2018, when the HOP will change from a looped route to four distinct routes.

HOP 6 feet COVID guidance

COVID-19 Information: HOP service

HOP Reroute - June to Sept. 2020

The HOP bus will be rerouted from Pearl Street onto Walnut Street between 15 th and 20 th streets from June 17 to Sept. 30 to provide a better customer experience for east end retail businesses and restaurants. This reroute is part of the Boulder Business Recovery Program

View HOP reroute map - Clockwise 

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View HOP reroute map - Counterclockwise

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Follow the HOP on Twitter

Follow the HOP on Twitter at @HOP_Boulder for real-time service updates. 

Schedule and fares

Following guidance from the Regional Transportation District (RTD), the HOP bus is currently operating at weekend service levels every day, with 15-minute frequency from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 20-minute frequency 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

View COVID-19 HOP service timetables pdf

Fares will be collected and front-door boarding will resume on the HOP starting July 1, following the  Regional Transportation District (RTD) .


Please help us adhere to current social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet behind the driver. Do not sit in the blocked-off seats. 

Employees are disinfecting the HOP buses throughout the day and doing a deep disinfection at the end of each day. The buses are also being deep cleaned several times a week. Via Mobility, which the City of Boulder contracts with to operate the HOP, is monitoring official announcements concerning COVID-19. You can view Via’s response to COVID-19 here . Information about the city’s response to COVID-19 can be found here .














Frequently Asked Questions


Is the HOP operated by RTD?

No. The HOP is provided by the City of Boulder through a funding partnership with RTD and CU students. The city contracts with Via Mobility services to operate the HOP. 

How long has the HOP been around?

The HOP is the heart of Boulder's Community Transit Network (CTN) and debuted in 1994.

For real-time information on arrivals, download the Transit app.   transit app logo

Contact Us

Questions? Contact City of Boulder staff at [email protected] 

For lost items, please contact Via Mobility at 1-888-647-9768.