Update: RTD has extended the public comment period for its proposed changes through March 9.

As part of its Reimagine RTD process, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) is seeking public feedback on proposed bus service changes included in its draft System Optimization Plan (SOP). The SOP is designed to improve transit service performance over the next five years throughout the region and address changing transit demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to RTD’s financial outlook, the SOP reflects an estimated 20% reduction in service levels in Boulder compared to before the pandemic. The SOP recommends restoring service for some routes, consolidating or discontinuing others, and expanding certain routes to improve service coverage.

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Impacted Boulder Bus Routes  

Routes Being Restored That Have Been Suspended Since April 2020

  • Route FF2 – Flatiron Flyer 2 -- Downtown Boulder Station/Union Station - Express

  • Route FF4 – Flatiron Flyer 4 – Boulder Junction/Civic Center Station

  • Route GS – Golden/Boulder

Routes Being Expanded

  • Route BOLT – Boulder/Longmont: Expanded service and new routing to CU East Campus

  • Route DASH – Boulder/Lafayette via Louisville: Expanded frequencies and additional coverage in Lafayette

  • Route JUMP X: New express route between Boulder and Lafayette

  • Route 208 – Iris Avenue/Valmont Road/Flatiron: Expanded service

  • Route 225/225T – Boulder/Lafayette/Erie: Expanded service to/from Erie

Routes Being Discontinued

  • Route FF6 – Flatiron Flyer 6 – Boulder Junction/Union Station

  • AB2 – Boulder Junction/Denver International Airport

  • Route J – Longmont/East Boulder/CU: Discontinue; consolidate service with BOLT

  • Route Y- Lyons/Boulder

  • Route 209 – CU/Thunderbird/Mohawk

  • Route 236 – Boulder Junction/Table Mesa Park-and-Ride

Routes with Segments Being Discontinued

  • Route JUMP: Discontinued segment to/from Erie to be replaced by Route 225 and reduced service hours; remainder of route alignment unchanged

  • Route 205 – 28th Street/Gunbarrel: Discontinued segment to/from Heatherwood (Lookout Road/75th Street) to be replaced with on-demand service; remainder of route unchanged

  • Route 206 – Fairview/Flatiron: Discontinued segment to/from Boulder Junction; remainder of route unchanged

Routes With No Changes From Current Service

  • Route FF1 – Flatiron Flyer 1 – Downtown Boulder Station/Union Station

  • Route FF5 – Flatiron Flyer 5 – Downtown Boulder Station/Anschutz

  • AB1 – Boulder/Denver International Airport

  • Route NB – Nederland/Boulder

  • Route BOUND – 30th Street

  • Route SKIP – Broadway

  • Route 204 – Table Mesa/Moorhead/N. 19th Street

Provide Your Feedback 

To see how your trips may change and provide your feedback, visit the Reimagine RTD website. Videos that explain the SOP and how to provide public input are available in English and Spanish. You can also view this presentation to find the specific changes proposed for each Boulder County route or share your feedback via this board. The public feedback period is open until March 9, 2022 (extended from the original deadline of Feb. 9).

The RTD Board of Directors is planning to formally adopt the SOP in March 2022 and begin phased implementation of the plan later in 2022.

Learn more about Reimagine RTD at https://www.rtd-denver.com/reimagine.