US 36 Bus Rapid Transit Project HomeThe US 36 project is a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)-led project that will bring 18 miles of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service between Downtown Denver and Boulder along U.S. 36. The FasTracks program includes funding for slip ramps and access improvements to Park-n-Rides along the corridor, along with transit-related improvements along U.S. 36.
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Northwest Area Mobility Study
The Northwest Area Mobility Study is underway. It started in May 2013. It's a 13-month effort that will develop a prioritized list of mobility improvements for
the Northwest area of the Regional Transportation District's service area. Follow this link to learn more about the study.
Construction Activities and Traffic Impacts
Read about Construction activities and traffic impacts on the US 36 Express Lanes project, which extends from Federal Blvd. to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior.
US 36 Bus Line Video Flyover
The FasTracks Team has prepared a series of video flyovers for each rail line.
View the entire US 36 Bus Line, or a segment of the line.
US 36 BRT Project Video
US 36 BRT Project History
The US 36 BRT project began as a two-pronged corridor: the BRT and the commuter rail line from Denver through Boulder to Longmont. The rail and BRT corridors split into two separate projects in 2006 and are now known as the Northwest Rail Line and US 36 BRT.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for US 36 began in 2003 and was completed in 2007. The Final Environmental Impact Statement was completed and a Record of Decision was signed by the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration in 2009.
Public involvement is crucial to the US 36 BRT project. We encourage you to use this site to learn about the project and we welcome your comments and feedback.
US 36 Phase 1 Project Complete
Phase 1 of the US 36 BRT project was completed on May 2, 2010, with the opening of the new US 36 and Broomfield park-n-Ride. The new park-n-Ride was relocated from its original location at 120th Avenue to its new location at Arista Grande Parkade, near the 1STBANK Center. The new location features a new pedestrian bridge, bus-only slip ramps and 1,500 covered parking spaces that are shared with the 1STBANK Center.
The $23.3 million U.S. 36 BRT Phase 1 project is the first project to be completed as part of the FasTracks program. All the improvements--including US 36 and McCaslin, and US 36 and Church Ranch Park-n-Rides--combine to save bus commuters up to 15 minutes each way between Denver and Boulder. For more information on the project, click on the links below:
Table Mesa Transit Improvement Project
The US 36 BRT project includes the construction of a
pedestrian bridge at Table Mesa. The construction contract was awarded to PCL Civil Construction Inc. The Table Mesa pedestrian bridge will open in March 2013 and help save an additional three to five minutes each way for bus commuters traveling between Denver and Boulder. Check back here for more updates.