Improvements to enhance bus operations and increase pedestrian safety to reopen Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Boulder Transit Center is scheduled to reopen to bus, bike and pedestrian traffic, thanks to funding from the 2011 voter-approved Boulder Capital Improvement Bond, a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) FASTER grant, and the Regional Transportation District (RTD). The area around the Boulder Transit Center area has been under construction since late May 2013, with buses and passengers temporarily relocated to 14th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard.


The Boulder Transit Center Area Improvements will provide better access and accommodations for buses, bicycles, and pedestrians, including:

  • saw tooth bus bays for improved transit operations and passenger access;
  • crosswalk bulb-outs to shorten pedestrian crossing distances;
  • new urban design elements throughout the area; and
  • through-traffic restrictions to minimize conflicts.

BTC before improvements

To enhance the efficiency of bus operations and increase pedestrian safety, the one-block section of 14th Street between Walnut Street and Canyon Boulevard has been permanently closed to auto traffic.

“The Boulder Transit Center improvements are made possible through regional cooperation and in direct response to community input,” states RTD Board Director Chuck Sisk, District O. “This is a vital bus transit hub that will see more than 600 scheduled bus departures daily.”

“With these improvements, the Boulder Transit Center is better prepared to accommodate the regional service increases anticipated with the addition of FasTracks Bus Rapid Transit on US 36,” said Director of Public Works for Transportation Tracy Winfree. “We appreciate passengers’ patience during the construction of these enhancements.”

For more information about the Boulder Transit Center Area Improvements, visit and select “Downtown Improvements” or call 303-441-3266.

For bus routes and schedules, visit or call RTD’s Telephone Information Center at 303-299-6000 or 303-299-6089 for the speech and hearing impaired.