The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will begin its new bus rapid transit service, the Flatiron Flyer, on Jan. 3, 2016. Six Flatiron Flyer routes will service stations from Denver to Boulder along the U.S. 36 corridor.
“The hallmark of bus rapid transit service is that it is frequent, reliable and more predictable,” said RTD Interim General Manager and CEO Dave Genova. “The Flatiron Flyer will enhance the rider’s experience by offering all of these elements, along with upgraded stations and brand new buses.”
The six Flatiron Flyer routes :
- FF1- All station, all day service. Replaces the BV.
- FF2- Express service with connections only at Table Mesa and McCaslin. Runs primarily during weekday rush hours. Replaces the BX, BMX.
- FF3- Broomfield to Denver Union Station, during weekday rush hours. Replaces the BF, 86X.
- FF4- Boulder Junction Station to Civic Center Station during rush hour. Replaces the HX.
- FF5- Boulder Station to Anschutz Medical Campus. Replaces the DM.
- FF6- Boulder Junction Station to Denver Union Station. Replaces the S.
The commuter rail line between Denver’s Union Station and Denver International Airport will open on April 22, 2016. Commuter trains will run every 15 minutes during peak hours with a travel time from downtown Denver to DIA taking 35 minutes.
Fares for the Flatiron Flyer will be dependent on the starting and ending locations for a rider, with a one-way local fare being $2.60 or a one-way regional fare being $4.50.
Along with more frequent and faster service, these new bus rapid transit routes also has improved stations with large canopies and windscreens for better weather protection at the six park-n-rides on U.S. 36; digital information screens with bus departure times; and 59 new branded vehicles that include USB ports and 120-volt outlets for passengers to charge laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Below is the Flatiron Flyer fare chart and a route conversion chart courtesy RTD: