The Regional Transportation District and the city of Boulder recently celebrated the opening of RTD’s Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station with a dedication ceremony and open house.
The station is at part of the 160-acre Boulder Junction area that is being redeveloped into a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood with regional transit connections and public spaces. In addition to the RTD bus station, the development also includes a 150-room Hyatt, an apartment complex with 71 affordable housing units and plans for a future restaurant.
“This transit center will bring state-of-the-art transportation service to east Boulder,” said RTD Board Chair Chuck Sisk. “With a Flatiron Flyer arriving every 15 minutes during peak travel times, Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station will be a cornerstone for Boulder commuters. This facility will be accessible and welcoming to all, regardless of transportation mode.”
The 45,655-sq-ft Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station includes six underground bus bays, a ticket sales and information booth, and 75 parking spaces in the parking garage reserved for RTD patrons. In addition, bike-n-ride passengers will have access to 27 bike racks that hold 54 bikes, and the underground facility will be accessible via a pedestrian breezeway.
The facility opened for service on Aug. 17, serving the HX and S routes. In January 2016, the Flatiron Flyer, RTD FasTracks new bus rapid transit service will begin utilizing the facility as an end-of-line station. Connecting Boulder to Denver, the Flatiron Flyer service will provide reliable, comfortable and frequent service to six park-n-rides along U.S. 36, as well as Union Station and Civic Center Station in Denver.