Questioning new RTD service
“Flatiron Flyer isn’t an improvement in BoulderDenver bus service,” Jan. 13 letter to the editor.
I rode the Flatiron Flyer from Boulder to Denver for the first time last week. This really is a reduction in the service offered previously by the BX and BMX routes to Denver.
My bus stop, at 27thWay in Boulder, has been eliminated. Walking to and from the next closest stop, at Baseline and Broadway, adds about 25 minutes to my regular commute. The reason given for eliminating stops along Broadway and TableMesa Drive was to speed the trip from downtown to U. S. 36. For whom? When I get on the bus, it rarely has more than a few passengers who have boarded earlier. Eliminating 27thWay, which has a bus pulloff lane as well as a Park- n- Ride across the street, makes no sense at all.
I have been a regular commuter to Denver for more than two decades and an EcoPass holder and have always touted the great service. It has only taken a few days to change my attitude completely. Do the individuals making these inane decisions ever ride the bus?