BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The new Flatiron Flyer bus service along U.S. 36 will begin on Sunday.
The new RTD service will carry passengers along Highway 36 between Denver and Boulder.
“The hallmark of bus rapid transit service is that it is frequent, reliable and more predictable,” said the transit agency’s interim General Manager and CEO, Dave Genova in a statement. “The Flatiron Flyer will enhance the rider’s experience by offering all of these elements, along with upgraded stations and brand new buses.”
The Flatiron Flyer will have six routes with 57 seats, room for eight bicycles and outlets to charge electronic devices. Nearly 11,000 passengers per weekday are expected to ride the 59 buses that will drive the route.
The one-way fare between the Downtown Boulder Station and Denver Union Station will be $4.50.
The buses will roll along special lanes created as part of RTD’s ongoing FasTracks construction which allow the buses to drive on the shoulder of the highway to avoid traffic delays.