RTD adds more weekday and Saturday trips on regional L route

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For Immediate Release

July 22, 2016

Media Contact

Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032

RTD adds more weekday and Saturday trips on regional L route 

Enhanced service now operating between Longmont and Denver – RideTheL.com  


Boulder County, Colo. - Thanks in part to a federal Transportation Improvements Program (TIP) Grant, Boulder County and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) have partnered to expand services for the regional L Route that runs between Longmont and Denver’s Union Station and also serves the communities in between, including: Lafayette; Broomfield; and, Westminster. 

The expanded service now includes:

Longmont to Denver (southbound)

o   Five new daily weekday trips

o   Seven new Saturday trips

Denver to Longmont (northbound)

o   Three new daily weekday trips

o   Seven new Saturday trips

With the addition of the new Saturday trips, regional transit service is now offered almost all day and evening between Longmont and Denver.

“The enhanced service offerings really open up an entirely new dimension for transit riders in the Longmont to Denver corridor,” said Boulder County Transit Planner Jared Hall. “Whether you’re a commuter or are just looking to head to the city for an event or dinner, the L can now get you there and back quickly and conveniently. Not to mention the fact you’ll save money on gas and parking, prevent wear and tear on your own vehicle, and help save the environment by reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.” 

For those that aren’t headed all the way into Denver, there are multiple stops in between that also serve numerous local routes, making it even easier to ride the bus throughout the northwestern Denver metro area. In addition, people can ride the L to Union Station and hop on the new University of Colorado A Line to get to DIA. With a little bit of planning, people can go almost anywhere in the area without having to get into their own car. 

“We are quite pleased to be able to work with our funding partners to provide this extended service,” said Assistant General Manager of Communications Scott Reed. “This will help give Longmont residents even more commuting options throughout the metro area.”

If you would like more information, including a route map and full schedule, visit www.RideTheL.com or contact Andrew Barth at 303-441-1032.