RTD increases bus frequencies on two Longmont routes, one Boulder route
Starting Monday, the Regional Transportation District will increase the frequency of buses arriving and departing from stops on two of its local routes within Longmont and one within Boulder.
Routes 324 and 326 will double their current service levels at Longmont, with buses picking up passengers every 30 minutes, rather than hourly, city officials said in a press release on Wednesday.
The transport agency will also increase its weekday service frequency on the Bound Road within Boulder, with 15 minutes between buses – down from 30 minutes currently – between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through
Fridays, according to RTD’s website and a press release issued on Wednesday by the agency.
The RTD said this would accommodate an increasing number of passengers on the Bound buses, which connect Baseline and Broadway at one end and 28th Street and Colo. 119 at the other end.
RTD’s 324 Main Street bus line serves the entire stretch of Main Street in Longmont, from Park Ridge Avenue and southbound through downtown, with additional access along Pike Road, Clover Basin Drive, Airport Road to Nelson Road and to the Silver Quarter at Creek High School.
Route 326 Westside Crosstown serves North Main Street at Park Ridge Avenue, 23rd and 21st Avenues, Hover Street, Mountain View Avenue near Longmont United Hospital, Longs Peak Middle and Longmont High Schools, Francis Street and Longs Peak Avenue before se head towards the city center.
Meanwhile, the RTD is making what its website calls “minor schedule adjustments” to weekday service on its regional Bolt route between Longmont and Boulder “to improve on-time performance.”
Passengers on RTD Skyline Crosstown Route 323 and Eastside Crosstown Route 327, as well as routes 324 and 326 within Longmont, do not have to pay fares when boarding one of the these buses because the city subsidizes this service through its “Ride Free program Longmont.”
Longmont’s director of transportation planning, Phil Greenwald, said in an email that Longmont expects to pay RTD 487,265 this year for this toll-free “Ride Free” service.
A full list of the transit agency’s route and schedule changes – some of which elsewhere in the Denver metro area take effect Sunday – can be found on RTD’s website, RTD-Denver. com.
While a number of routes and schedules elsewhere in the transit agency’s metropolitan service area change on Sunday, the Monday-Friday weekday service of the Longmont local routes 324 and 326 and the frequencies of the buses in Boulder Bound itinerary weeks will not change until Monday.