RTD to update bus system

RTD buses in need of updates
RTD buses are in need of updates.

According to the Denver Post, the RTD has recently proposed a plan on renovating about 60 of their buses traveling on U.S. 36, or parts of I-70 from Denver to Boulder. For Heritage graduates who have chosen to go to University of Colorado at Boulder, the ride back home during every break has been rough and stuffy.

  “The possiblilty that they’re adding new resources is really good. These buses will help more than just students too,” says Kaitlin Davis ‘14 as she considers CU Boulder as her new school.

  With this new change, it’ll be positively different, but at a cost. The Regional Transportation District, or the RTD, will choose to spend 35 million dollars on the 59 buses that will be replaced with bigger intercity buses which will make the ride smoother and leave plenty of room for their passengers.

  According to the Denver Post, RTD spokesman Scott Reed said that the new buses will have a greater carrying capacity for bikes and luggage.

   The buses are planning on making the trip with their stops on time even when they go over Davidson Mesa which usually delays the stop and pick up times. This improvement will help any travelers that frequently have to make the trip between Boulder, Broomfield and Denver.

  Next year, many seniors will be making this commute from Boulder to Denver and the other way around on weekends and during breaks. This improvement will really help the trip back and forth to be comfy and flexible for the Heritage alumni going to CU Boulder.

  Senior Austin Bell agrees as he considers CU Boulder as his new college, “I’m glad that they’re offering more services. It’ll be very beneficial to the community and the university.”


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