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RTD Asks Residents to Take Survey on Rapid Transit Options for Diagonal Highway

January 7, 2019
Breton McNamara boards a Boulder-bound RTD BOLT bus at the Niwot stop along the Diagonal Highway in February 2018. RTD is seeking input via an online survey from commuters who use the Boulder to Longmont bus routes.

To participate

What: Survey on options for bus rapid transit along Diagonal Highway from Boulder to Longmont.

When: Open until Jan. 31.

Where: Online at sh119brt.com

Cost: Free.

More info: The website has more information on potential options, as well as maps and graphics.

 

The Regional Transportation District is seeking the opinions of residents and commuters on its proposed plans for bus rapid transit service along Diagonal Highway between Longmont and Boulder.

RTD has completed its environmental and engineering study for the proposed rapid transit service, which aims to reduce congestion and improve commutes, according to a news release from RTD. The result is several bus routing and service options, as well as roadway changes like bypass lanes and bus rapid transit or managed lanes that could reduce travel time.

The next step in the process is collecting feedback from commuters and residents, the release says. The survey should take about five minutes and those who take it will remain anonymous. It can be found at sh119brt.com and will be available until Jan. 31.

Survey results will impact how RTD improves its bus routes, the frequency of the service and pedestrian and bicycle mobility.

The website also includes maps that show different route patterns, bus frequency, stops and stations and descriptions of the options that are being considered.

Chris Quinn, RTD project manager, said in the release that they look forward to hearing from residents who use this travel corridor. “Residents here deserve fast, comfortable and reliable transit service that anticipates future congestion and development in the corridor,” he said.

The Northwest Area Mobility Study recommended rapid transit in theColo. 119 corridor in 2014. Stakeholders, the Colorado Department of Transportation and RTD worked to find cost-effective transportation solutions after the significant cost increase and delays that came with building a commuter rail between Denver and Longmont.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com

 

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