DENVER — A public meeting was held in Denver on Wednesday night to discuss a proposal that could bring bus rapid transit to a long stretch of Colfax Avenue.
The public transportation system would go from the Auraria campus in Denver to the Anschutz campus in Aurora.
It would bring in 37 high-tech buses and create 20 technologically advanced bus stops along the route. The lanes would operate like the on on Broadway and Lincoln Avenue in Denver.
“We’ll have signs and signals and markings indicating in the peak hour it would be a bus only lane,” said Crissy Fanganello with the city and county of Denver.
The proposal would cost $125 million to $135 million. Denver has been working on the project since about 2006. At this point, it’s just an idea. It still has a long road ahead.
Managers of the project, called “Colfax Corridor Connections,” hope to receive federal funding.
If everything goes the way the city and county of Denver wants it to go, the project could be operational by 2020.
Fort Collins and Cleveland have similar transit systems.