Denver Moves: Federal Transit Study
The transit study and alternatives analysis will advance the corridor vision by identifying and analyzing transit options along the Federal Boulevard corridor within the City and County of Denver. Denver Moves: Federal will identify and evaluate transit options and determine how enhanced transit can better serve the communities that make this corridor such a vibrant and multi-faceted place.
What is an Alternative Analysis? An alternatives analysis is the next step in the process from planning to implementation. It involves evaluating costs, benefits, and impacts of potential transit options. Denver Moves: Federal will build on a combination of past and ongoing mobility, land use, and community plans and studies that include Federal Boulevard within the City and County of Denver. Our team will work with stakeholders to identify, evaluate, and narrow the range of potential options for high capacity transit along the Federal corridor from Floyd Avenue to 52nd Avenue.
What is high capacity transit? High capacity transit provides more frequent and reliable service that links important activity centers. It may include features, such as level boarding of transit vehicles (no stepping up or down), separated/ dedicated transit lanes, unique branding identifying where the line is going to, and service that runs more often.
Possible options for Federal Blvd
- Improving frequency of current bus service: Less wait time between buses, and more service during nights and weekends.
- Improving facilities on existing service lines: higher quality stops and stations, or traffic signals that prioritize buses.
- Full bus rapid transit (BRT) service: Sections of roadway space dedicated to high quality and high capacity bus service, with stops and amenities similar to those serving rail.
- Combinations of several options: Including level boarding, real-time schedule information, recognizable transit branding, and intersection improvements.
These recommendations will help develop the next steps for implementation of high capacity transit, including identifying potential funding opportunities.