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RTD to Implement Service Changes for Three Boulder Bus Routes, Effective Jan. 10

In response to challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, including significantly reduced ridership and budget shortfalls, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) is implementing service changes to several of its bus routes and rail services, effective Sunday, Jan. 10. The service changes affecting Boulder bus routes include:

  • Route GS (Golden/Boulder) suspended. Groups of four people or more are encouraged to use vanpool programs, for which subsidies from RTD are available. Learn more on the RTD website.
  • Route 205 (28th Street/Gunbarrel/Heatherwood) service discontinued between Lookout Rd/Gunpark and Heatherwood/Devonshire
  • Route 225 (Baseline/Lafayette) reduced midday schedule and reduced Saturday/Sunday service.

More information on the service changes and new route schedules can be found on RTD’s website:

RTD held virtual public feedback sessions on its proposed January 2021 service changes in fall 2020. In response to the pandemic, all RTD services have been operating on Saturday schedules since April 2019, representing a 40% reduction in service.

RTD operates all public bus routes in Boulder, except for the local HOP service, which is operated by the City of Boulder and Via Mobility Services, and the Buff Bus routes, which are operated by the University of Colorado Boulder. In light of ongoing RTD service reductions, the city and its county partners are exploring the potential for additional transit service partnerships.  

More information about taking transit in Boulder and other transportation options such as carpooling can be found at

Media Contact:
Samantha Glavin, Media Relations, 720-667-9480

Published Jan. 8, 2021