Ques­tion­ing new RTD ser­vice

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Ann Bren­nan Thomas,

“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?

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