January 16, 2019
Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032
RTD hosting public meetings on SH 119 Bus Rapid Transit Project and CDOT’s proposed bikeway
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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is holding public meetings Feb. 4 in Boulder; Feb. 6 in Longmont; and Feb. 7 in Niwot on the progress toward implementing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on State Highway 119, between and within the cities of Boulder and Longmont.
These public meetings will seek input and provide an update on the proposed BRT route and frequency options to improve transit service as well as roadway improvements such as bus-on-shoulder, bypass lanes and BRT/managed lanes to reduce travel time.
Additionally, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will present information about the proposed bikeway project along the Diagonal Highway.
A consultant team, led by Parsons Transportation Group, is addressing the growing congestion and travel demand in the corridor, environmental impacts, multimodal access, transit reliability and corridor transit travel time, among other criteria.
The public meetings will be held:
BOULDER—Monday, Feb. 4
Boulder County Courthouse
Commissioners’ Hearing Room
1325 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Free parking is available in the lot behind the courthouse after 5 p.m. and there is paid parking on the street until 7 p.m. The courthouse is also accessible via the HOP as well as the SKIP and 208. Please note service on the 208 ends at 7 p.m.
LONGMONT—Wednesday, Feb. 6
Rooms A & B
409 4th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
Parking is available in the library’s surface and underground parking lots. Street parking is available on 4th Avenue, and Emery and Kimbark streets. The library is also accessible via RTD bus routes LD, BOLT, 323, 324, 326, 327 and Call-n-Ride. Please note service on routes 323, 326 and 327 ends at 6:30 p.m. from the 8th/Coffman Park-n-Ride; route 324 service ends at 8:30 p.m. The Call-n-Ride (FlexRide) service runs until 7:30 p.m.
NIWOT—Thursday, Feb. 7
Left Hand Grange
195 2nd Avenue
Niwot, CO 80544
Free parking is available on the street. The Grange is also accessible via RTD’s BOLT route.
Area residents are encouraged to get detailed information about the proposed project and to complete a questionnaire at www.sh119brt.com prior to the public meetings. The results of the questionnaire and other feedback will give RTD insights on how to improve bus routes, integrate pedestrian and bicycle mobility, and frequency of service. The questionnaire will be open for comments until Jan. 31, 2019.
Participating in the current BRT study are the cities of Boulder and Longmont; Boulder County; Boulder and Longmont chambers of commerce; Northwest Chamber Alliance; Niwot Business Association; Boulder Transportation Connections; Commuting Solutions; North Area Transportation Alliance; Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver Regional Council of Governments, Federal Transit Administration, BNSF Railroad and the University of Colorado–Boulder.
The Regional Transportation District develops, operates and maintains a public transportation system that meets the transit needs of close to 3 million people within an eight-county service area in the Denver Metro region. The agency’s buses, rail lines, shuttles and additional services provide approximately 100 million annual passenger trips. For more information, visit rtd-denver.com, call 303-299-6000 and follow along on social media: www.facebook.com/RideRTD, @RideRTD on Twitter, @ridertd on Instagram and rideRTDco on YouTube.