bus_green Flatiron Flyer: Fast. Reliable. Connected.

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.

2016 Flatiron Flyer fares: $2.60 local one-way and $4.50 regional one-way. Determine your commuting costs with RTD’s fare calculator.

Fast and Frequent Service—All Day

The Flatiron Flyer offers both Express and All-Station serviceExpress 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.

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


New canopies improve the transit experience.
New canopies improve the transit experience.

Easy Connections—By Bike, Car or on Foot

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Ticket vending machines offer a quick-and-easy option for paying fares prior to boarding.

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.

New Vehicles

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.

Civic Center Station is currently closed for renovations. Find out if your route is affected.


January 2016 US 36 Route Name Changes
RTD Webpage – Bus Rapid Transit
US 36 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)