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This website contains updated information only for those corridors actively in construction, the Southeast Rail Extension and North Metro Rail. All other content on this website is meant for historical purposes only and may not be up-to-date. Please visit RTD-Denver.com for the latest information about RTD.

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How BRT Works

There are six major components necessary to create bus rapid transit along U.S. 36:
  1. Priority transit lanes: Flatiron Flyer will travel on the express lanes on U.S. 36. For some instances, it will travel on a combination of express lanes and on the highway shoulder to bypass congestion.
  2. Quick access on and off the road to pick up/drop off passengers: Dedicated bus ramps were built on U.S. 36 to decrease the amount of time it takes to access passenger boarding areas.
  3. Less frequent stops: The Flatiron Flyer will have two types of service: express service with fewer stops between Boulder and Denver and all-stop service that will make stops at all six stations on U.S. 36, for easy access to all the towns between Denver and Boulder.
  4. More frequent service: Buses will be providing more frequent and predictable service to stations along U.S. 36.
  5. Park-n-Rides: There are 6 Park-n-Rides on U.S. 36, with a total of 5,073 parking spaces, making this service accessible and convenient no matter where you live along U.S. 36.
  6. Highway improvements: 18 miles of express lanes, improved highway conditions, and wide shoulders will help to ensure service reliability.
When combined, all of these individual improvements work together to create a bus rapid transit system by ensuring predictable, quick and safe transit between Denver and Boulder.

Express Lanes information

The video below from the Colorado Department of Transportation shows how to use the express lanes on US 36. You can read more at CDOT's express lanes website.

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