RTD says MetroRide will bring another free bus service to downtown
DENVER — RTD has decided to call a new free bus service that will run up and down 18th and 19th streets in downtown Denver the MetroRide.
The service will start in the spring. Buses will travel from Union Station to Civic Center Station along 18th and 19th streets.
MetroRide is part of RTD’s wider FasTracks transit expansion program, said spokeswoman Pauletta Tonilas.
A design for the buses was unveiled Thursday.
The buses will stop every two or three blocks and operate only during peak hours of 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. RTD plans on using 60-foot articulated buses with low floors and three doors.
“The Free MetroRide will travel through the downtown metro area and will be a great complementary option for connecting from one end of downtown to another,” said RTD General Manager Phil Washington. “This service will help relieve congestion on the 16th Street Free MallRide and provide our passengers quicker access to businesses along the route.”