Bus Rapid Transit on East Colfax Moves Forward

June 21, 2021 / Comments (0)


Faster and More Reliable Service Coming to Denver’s Busiest and Most Diverse Transit Corridor

The City and County of Denver is taking important steps to bring center-running Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to East Colfax Avenue. Building on years of study, planning and significant community input, the project team will now complete the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and preliminary design of the project. These elements will be critical in the pursuit of additional grant funding, final project planning and the ultimate construction.

Center-running BRT on East Colfax Avenue will provide one dedicated transit lane in each direction from Broadway to Yosemite. With transit ridership and traffic congestion along the Colfax corridor projected to increase in the coming years, center-running BRT will deliver faster and more reliable service to Denver’s busiest transit corridor and some of the city’s most diverse and populated neighborhoods.

Colfax BRT is the largest transportation project the City and County of Denver has ever embarked upon, leveraging $55M in Elevate Denver Bond funding passed by voters in 2017. The project will transform Denver’s busiest transit corridor – serving 22,000 daily riders – and serve as a model for future projects to move more people, more efficiently across our city.

Benefits of BRT on East Colfax include: 

  • Faster transit travel time of up to 15 minutes during peak hours
  • Improved safety, connectivity, accessibility and mobility options for all travelers
  • Enhanced streetscaping and economic development opportunities

Why now? Despite drastic changes to traveling patterns and commuting during the pandemic, the bus routes serving East Colfax remain the busiest transit lines in Denver, serving tens of thousands of residents and essential workers every day.

What’s next? Mark your calendars.
Community input has been and will continue to be critical in moving this project forward. We want to hear from you. We hope you will join us for the upcoming virtual community workshops.

Community Workshop #1
Date: Wednesday, July 21
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Join: http://bit.ly/ColfaxBRTworkshop

Community Workshop #2
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Join: http://bit.ly/ColfaxBRTworkshop2

More information is available at www.ColfaxBRT.org.

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