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RTD to host meetings on progress of Hwy 119 Bus Rapid Transit project

 


The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is holding public meetings May 23 and May 24 on the progress toward implementing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on State Highway 119, between and within the cities of Boulder and Longmont.

The meetings, which are open to the public, will seek input and provide an update on the process. A consultant team, led by Parsons Transportation Group, is evaluating alternatives to the growing congestion and travel demand in the corridor as well as environmental impacts, multimodal access, transit reliability and corridor transit travel time.

This project advances one of the recommendations from the Northwest Area Mobility Study (NAMS), which was completed by RTD in 2014. NAMS developed consensus among northwest area stakeholders, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and RTD to implement cost-effective mobility improvements until the Northwest Rail Line to Longmont can be built.

The public meetings will be held:

LONGMONT—Wednesday, May 23

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Longmont Public Library

Meeting rooms A & B

409 4th Avenue

Longmont, CO 80501

BOULDER—Thursday, May 24

5:30-7:30 p.m.

University of Colorado Village Center Dining and Community Commons

Room 114 (Multipurpose Room), enter through the side entrance (southwest corner of building) by the Village Center sign, near Visitors Lot 618

500 30th Street

Boulder, CO 80310

A presentation will be given each evening at 6 p.m. with time prior to and after to view materials and ask questions.

Both meetings will cover the same information. Residents are encouraged to attend whichever meeting is geographically convenient.

For more information about the State Highway 119 BRT project, please visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/hwy119.shtml.

Parking/Transit Information:

Longmont Public Library: Parking is available in the library’s surface and underground parking lots. Street parking is available on 4th Avenue, Emery and Kimbark streets. The library is also accessible via RTD bus routes LD, BOLT, 323, 324, 326, 327 and Call-n-Ride. Please note service on routes 323, 326 and 327 ends at 6:30 p.m. from the 8th/Coffman Park-n-Ride; route 324 service ends at 8:30 p.m. The Call-n-Ride service runs until 7:30 p.m. The LD runs until 11 p.m., while the BOLT runs even later.

University of Colorado Village Center: Free two-hour street parking is available on 30th Avenue between Baseline Road and Village Center. Paid parking is available in Visitor Lot 618, adjacent to the building. Parking is $2/hour until 7 p.m. and then $1/hour after. The building is also accessible via RTD bus routes 225 along Baseline Road and the BOUND along 30th Street.

 

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