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Free HOP Bus Service April 9 – 13 to Support Conference on World Affairs Week

The City of Boulder’s flagship HOP service will be free to everyone from April 9 through April 13 to support the Conference on World Affairs (CWA) Week. The HOP, operated by the City of Boulder, runs between Boulder Junction, the Twenty Ninth Street Mall, CU Boulder and downtown. One-way fares are typically $3.

CWA Week is a free annual event hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder featuring 100 thought leaders on a vast array of subjects as well as performances. The event attracts more than 70,000 attendees over the course of five days.

People driving into Boulder can take advantage of free parking on the second level of the Macy’s parking garage at Twenty Ninth Street, with direct connection to CU and downtown via the HOP. In addition to the free HOP service, CWA Week attendees can take advantage of several other bus routes that service the CU-Boulder campus. Regular fares will apply for all routes except the HOP.

The City of Boulder is sponsoring the free HOP rides to encourage multimodal travel to CWA Week events. The city contracts with Via Mobility Services to operate the HOP, and the service is funded through a partnership between the City of Boulder, RTD and CU students.

More information about the HOP can be found at Bus schedules and maps can be found at More information about the Conference on World Affairs, including how to get there, is available at

Published: April 4, 2019

Media Contacts:
Meghan Wilson, Public Works Communications, 303-441-4073
Samantha Glavin, Public Works Communications, 720-564-2362