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New with the Flatiron Flyer

Website, video to help commuters use new express lanes

There is a new website and video available that will help commuters use the new express lanes as they are finished on U.S. 36 between Boulder and Denver. The Colorado Department of Transportation created the website to help people get where they need to go safely and effectively. Get the details here.

Flatiron Flyer bus unveiled

RTD Interim General Manager Dave Genova speaks at the unveiling of the Flatiron Flyer bus
RTD Interim General Manager Dave Genova speaks at the unveiling of the Flatiron Flyer bus

RTD showed off its new Flatiron Flyer bus rapid transit bus at a special unveiling June 30, 2015. This new BRT fleet will contribute to RTD offering an efficient and environmentally friendly commute for riders along the U.S. 36 corridor between downtown Denver and Boulder and everywhere in-between. BRT service begins in January. Read more about it.

U.S. 36 Express Lanes Phase 1 opens

The newly constructed lanes on U.S. 36 between Federal Boulevard and 88th Street in Louisville/Superior (just west of the Flatiron Crossing Mall) will officially open June 22, 2015. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), RTD's partner on the project, will hold a grand opening event 10 a.m. at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield. 

When CDOT begins tolling on the corridor in mid-July, motorists can travel free in the express lanes as an HOV or pay a toll as a single driver. By getting a transponder, motorists will pay a lower toll. To set up an account, visit www.expresstoll.com.

See more information about the Express Lanes Project here.

Crews work on Phase 2 of US 36 express lanes project

Crews continue work on Phase 2 of the US 36 Express Lanes Project during the summer of 2015. Plenary Roads Denver, the concessionaire for this phase, will complete improvements to the entire US 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder.

Phase 2 extends the express lane in each direction from 88th Street in Louisville to Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. The project will open to the public in 2016.
 
Additional Phase 2 project elements include the replacement of the Coal Creek bridge, the rehabilitation of the South Boulder Creek bridge and widening the McCaslin Boulevard bridge to accommodate a diverging diamond interchange.

Stories Along the Line

FasTracks will connect people from all over metro Denver to some interesting places with colorful pasts. Have some fun and learn some little known facts in our new FasTracks feature, Stories Along the Line. Follow the link to see where our first story takes us.



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