The Flatiron Flyer, RTD’s bus rapid transit (BRT) service, launched January 3, 2016. With reliable, efficient and convenient travel for commuters along US 36, it offers service every 4 to 15 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes off-peak, Monday through Friday. The Flatiron Flyer is the first BRT service to connect Denver with the Northwest region’s businesses, federal institutions and the University of Colorado Boulder. Riders also have access to downtown Boulder, downtown Denver, the Anschutz Medical Campus, along with connections to Denver International Airport and other parts of the Denver metro area.
Fast and Frequent Service—All Day
The Flatiron Flyer offers both Express and All-Station service. Express service makes fewer stops between Boulder and Denver, while All-Station service provides service to all six transit stations along US 36. Improvements along US 36—including the US 36 Express Lanes and newly built shoulders that bypass slow-moving traffic—mean the Flatiron Flyer will provide more reliable, frequent and predictable service. Passengers can park their cars or bikes at any one of the six transit stations along the route, which features 4,200 parking spaces, plus 200+ bike racks and lockers.
New Rides: Spring 2016
Starting April 22, travelers will be able to take the University of Colorado A Line between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport, traveling 23 miles in 37 minutes. The fare will be $9 and can be purchased as a one-way ticket or as a Regional Day Pass. Also expected to be completed this summer is the B Line, bringing RTD rail service through the heart of Westminster.
Beginning April 24, service on the 90L from US 36 & Sheridan Station to Civic Center Station will be expanded. Rush-hour service will operate from 6-9 a.m. and 3:30- 6:30 p.m., with frequency of approximately every 20 minutes. View the new schedule here.
Updated (Hi-Tech) Stations
The Flatiron Flyer makes it easy for passengers to connect to local RTD service and walk or bike to their destinations. The six stations conveniently located along US 36 include:
US 36 & Table Mesa
US 36 & McCaslin
US 36 & Flatiron
US 36 & Broomfield
US 36 & Church Ranch
US 36 & Sheridan
Easy Connections—By Bike, Car or on Foot
First-and-Final Mile Improvements: The US 36 Bikeway and local trails provide easy bike and pedestrian access to the stations.
Bike-n-Ride Shelters: Local partners are working together to add secure bike parking at the stations.
Wayfinding: Emergency markers and wayfinding signs guide cyclists to nearby bike paths and trails along the US 36 corridor.
Bike Share: 36 Commuting Solutions is working with local partners to develop bike-sharing access in the US 36 corridor.
There are 59 new, branded buses that compose the Flatiron Flyer fleet. Each bus carries up to eight bikes and seats 57 passengers. These modern buses are wheelchair accessible, offer plenty of storage and feature USB ports and 120-volt outlets at each seat.
BRT: Part of the US 36 Express Lanes Project
As economic development, employment and population increase along the US 36 corridor, so does the demand to easily move people between the Front Range and metro Denver. It’s anticipated that by 2035, RTD ridership along US 36 will increase from current levels of 10,600 trips daily to 20,400 trips daily.