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October 2014
CONTACT US
HOTLINE:
303-404-7042
WEBSITE:
www.us36
expresslanes.com
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EMAIL:
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MOBILE WEBSITE:
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Rendering of new Flatiron Flyer BRT buses.
FLATIRON FLYER INCREASES CAPACITY IN CORRIDOR
The realignment of eastbound traffic, from 88th Street in Louisville to east of Federal
Boulevard, onto new pavement will be complete by mid-October and segments of
westbound traffic are being transitioned to temporary pavement so old lanes can be
demolished and permanent concrete pavement can be placed. As traffic is realigned
onto new concrete pavement on US 36, the anticipation builds for RTD riders
looking forward to the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that will debut in 2016.
There are a lot of perks that come with BRT as expressed by RTD General Manager
and CEO Phil Washington, “BRT combines the quality of rail transit and the flexibility
of buses, and it offers more capacity on US 36.”
Riders will enjoy high-frequency, non-stop and all-stop bus service between Union
Station and Boulder. Non-stop buses will run the 18 miles in the Express Lanes,
making no stops between, while the all-stop service will run in general purpose
lanes with stops at each of the corridor’s six stations (U.S. 36•Westminster Center,
U.S. 36•Church Ranch, U.S. 36 at Broomfield, U.S. 36•Flatiron, U.S. 36•McCaslin
and U.S. 36•Table Mesa).
With the US 36 Express Lanes Project drawing closer to completion, RTD has
unveiled the branding of its new BRT service. After much debate and input from
the public, the new line has been named the “Flatiron Flyer,” and will be distinctly
recognizable from RTD’s other buses with their blue and orange coloring and
soaring bird. Each station along the Flatiron Flyer line will be upgraded with
canopies and benches, along with programmable information displays, ticket
vending machines and increased security.
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ENTHUSIASTS
CASH INCENTIVES AND TRIP PLANNING FOR USBIKEWAY
36 COMMUTING
SOLUTIONS
With support from the Colorado Department of Transportation
(CDOT), Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and
Regional Transportation District (RTD), 36 Commuting Solutions has
launched a new campaign called Curb Your Frustration for US 36 to
encourage solo drivers to switch to RTD, carpools or vanpools. Go to
36CommutingSolutions.org and fill out a quick application to get started.
Those who drive alone on US 36 can choose a free RTD 10-ride
Regional Ticket Book worth $45 just to ride the bus. You can also start a carpool by getting your neighbor or coworker to drive with you to work. Carpool applicants can use MyWaytoGo.org to log eight round trips over two
months for their $75 carpool incentive. Your company may already have a vanpool that you can join, but if not, 36
Commuting Solutions can help you get started with any of the vanpool providers in your region. Applicants receive
a $75 subsidy toward one month of their vanpool provider’s bill.
Select employers located within a quarter mile of the McCaslin, Broomfield
and Westminster Center RTD Park-n-Rides are eligible to participate in the
US 36 Master EcoPass Pilot Program, which will provide free EcoPasses in
2015 and a 70 percent subsidy in 2016 to all full- and part-time employees.
Curb Your Frustration runs through the completion of the US 36 Express
Lanes Project into early 2016, making 36CommutingSolutions.org a
resource for commuters. Let’s get on board with a more enjoyable commute.
RECYCLED MATERIALS RESURFACING ON THE CORRIDOR
Along with the more traditionally recycled materials including asphalt and concrete, the US 36 Express Lanes
Project is finding more ways to utilize materials along the corridor. Here are just a few interesting recycling
facts:
• As the old wood noise walls were torn down, they were sent to a local company to be made into rustic wood décor, barn doors and planter boxes.
• The fencing at McCaslin Boulevard was donated to the City of Louisville Parks and Recreation Department
for future use.
• Large boulders removed near McCaslin will be used at the Davidson Mesa Scenic Overlook in Bouder County.
As construction continues, the project team is committed to finding even more creative ways to recycle materials on the project.
PHASE ONE (Federal Boulevard to 88th Street) FALL / WINTER ACTIVITIES
• October 2014 – Realign final phase of eastbound traffic onto new concrete pavement from Sheridan Boulevard to Federal Boulevard, and continue to realign westbound traffic onto new pavement throughout the project.
• October and November 2014 – Complete the aesthetic features of the
Sheridan Boulevard bridge, as well as construction of the on- and offramps.
• October-December 2014 – Construct the westbound US 36 portions of
BNSF and Promenade bridges.
• October 2014-February 2015 – Complete Intelligent Transportation
System (ITS), lighting and sign installation.
• October 2014-March 2015 – Construct new permanent westbound lanes
Federal Boulevard to 80th Street. Finish remaining support and noise wall
installation, and continue to construct the bikeway.
US 36 westbound view after Wadsworth Parkway.
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