Denver looks at how to improve transportation on Colfax Avenue

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DENVER -- East Colfax is one of the Denver’s most traveled transportation routes … most who ride Colfax know the 15 and the 15 Limited bus routes. During peak hours intersections along the “Fax” are so jammed no one can get through.

Between now and 2035, travel will increase by up to 30 percent according to Denver planners, which is why they are set to show off some recommendations for new ways to go east to west on Colfax.

Several studies have been done on the corridor. Some of the ideas include a narrowed-down Colfax, with bus and bike lanes. A number of alternatives include Enhanced buses, bus rapid transit (BRT) and modern streetcars. Denver used $3 million to complete the preliminary study set for release Tuesday … $2 million coming from a Federal grant.

The estimated total cost for the study is $3 million, which includes $1 million in City and County of Denver funds and a $2 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The findings will be shared with Denver citizens Tuesday evening, and Aurora citizens Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at North Middle School at 12095 Montview.

RTD, DRCOG, and the city of Denver all had input on the study and are eager to hear what riders have to say.

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