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More efficient, user-friendly bus routes go into effect Nov. 5

Post Date:11/02/2018 1:57 PM

Contact:  City of Loveland Transit office 962-2700

A newly redesigned City of Loveland Transit (COLT) bus route system goes into effect on Monday, Nov. 5.

The new routes are the result of an in-depth evaluation conducted over a period of several months, which took into account best industry practices, feedback from local transit riders and analysis by the City’s transit manager and COLT staff.

The overhauled system will change the way buses move around Loveland and provide desirable features, with two out-and-back routes (1 and 3), half-hour frequency on routes 1 and 2 and the addition of a west transfer point on West Eisenhower Boulevard and Wilson Avenue.

Components of the redesigned and realigned route system include:

  • Elimination of the east-west COLT Express route because of poor ridership numbers.
  • New structures for Routes 100 and 300, splitting Route 200 into two routes and adding a new connector route between north and south transfer points.
  • Renaming the routes – 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – in keeping with industry standards that apply in most cities.

These changes are designed to address COLT riders’ requests to shift away from one-way routes, and increase route frequency and efficiency throughout the system. The new routes will require only minimal changes to the existing bus-stop structure and are cost-neutral.

For complete route information go to www.cityofloveland.org/transit .