WHY IS RTD STUDYING BRT ON SH 119?

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PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Dec. 6
Niwot public meeting led by Boulder County

 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

Left Hand Grange
195 Second Ave.
Niwot, CO 80544

Feb. 4
Boulder public meeting

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Boulder County Commissioners’ Hearing Room
1325 Pearl St.
Boulder CO 80302

Feb. 6
Longmont public meeting

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Longmont Library
409 4th Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501

Feb. 7
Niwot public meeting

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Left Hand Grange
195 2nd Ave.
Niwot, Co 80544


 
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Previous transportation study from the Northwest Area of the region recommended BRT on SH 119 a top priority
 

 
 
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Increasing employment and population in the area

 
 
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Need to reduce transit travel time and increase travel time reliability

 
 
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Increasing traffic congestion on the SH 119 corridor

 

PURPOSE AND NEED STATEMENT

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BRT ROUTING OPTIONS -
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

The BRT Study team wants your input on BRT service and route options to make your commute easier between Boulder and Longmont.

The options being considered are shown on the maps below.  Each Option has different patterns, bus frequency, and number of stops/stations.  There is also a list of the stations that the different patterns go to.

 
 
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WHICH ONE DO YOU PREFER?

Go to the ‘Give Us Your Feedback’ box on this webpage and let us know if you prefer: Existing, Expanded, 1 BRT Pattern, 2 BRT Patterns, or 4 BRT Patterns.

 
 
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BRT ROADWAY LAYOUT OPTIONS

BRT Preliminary Engineering

The Study Team is analyzing roadway improvements for a faster and more reliable transit commute, including bus-on-shoulder operations, BRT bypass/queue jump lanes, and BRT/managed lanes for 1 BRT Pattern, 2 BRT Patterns, and 4 BRT Patterns.

 
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Bus-on Shoulder

The bus is able to drive on the highway’s shoulder any time of the day when traffic is going 35 mph or slower. The bus can travel on the shoulder at a maximum speed of 35 mph.

 
 
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BRT/Managed Lane

A highway lane that optimizes traffic flow by limiting it’s use to buses, high occupancy vehicles carrying at least 3 people (HOV 3+) and vehicles with fewer than 3 people, willing to pay a toll.

 
 
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TransitSignal Priority and BRT Bypass Lane/Queue Jump

Widen the intersection, and approach, to add an additional vehicle lane for buses only. The bus only bypass/queue jump lane is accompanied by a “transit-priority signal” which gives the buses a head-start over traffic and allows it to merge into the regular travel lanes immediately beyond the signal.

 

SH 119 BRT STUDY TIMELINE - WHAT’S NEXT?

 

The Study Team will continue the BRT Technical Analysis for:

 
 
  • BRT routes

  • Roadway improvements

  • BRT station locations

  • BRT bus service plans

  • Costs to build improvements

  • Costs to buy, operate and maintain buses

  • Environmental impacts

 

Give us your feedback by clicking on the button below.

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