The City of Loveland’s continuing response to COVID-19’s threat to public health and safety now includes additional measures affecting transit operations.
Beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020, all buses will be running fare-free. This will help reduce exposure to drivers and ensure ongoing transit services remain in place.
COLT will continue to provide service for those who rely on city transportation to get to essential services such as grocery stores and medical appointments; drivers are taking additional steps to protect themselves and riders.
- Operators are boarding passengers through the rear doors only to limit interaction and keep appropriate distancing, ADA passengers still require use of the front door (ramps).
- Seating immediately behind the operator is closed to passengers, (taped off with caution tape).
- Operators are cleaning frequent touch surfaces throughout their shift.
- Operators are cleaning areas where passengers were seated between trips.
- Windows are opened, weather permitting.
- Buses are a deep cleaned when service ends for the day.
Peak service will not be provided March 16 - April 17 to coincide with the Thompson School District closure.
Office Phone Number: (970) 962-2700
Automated fixed route information: (970) 962-2429
105 West Fifth Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 6:38 AM - 7:48 PM - Beginning July 1, 2019!
Saturday only 8:38 AM - 5:48 PM
Note: Route 1 makes a final departure from North Transfer Point at Loveland Food Bank at 7:48 pm M-F and 5:48 pm Saturday. This trip terminates at Cleveland and 5th Street
No Service Sunday
COLT Bus Routes
Times listed in red reflect Peak 30 minute service from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, Monday through Friday. Peak Service will begin August 20, 2019 and end May 22, 2020.
FLEX Service (Regional Bus Service)
FLEX provides regional service from Fort Collins South Transit Center to Boulder, with stops in Loveland, Berthoud and Longmont. For more information on FLEX, please visit the FLEX Website.
The following COLT passes will work as payment when boarding FLEX directly. ADA Annual, Senior Annual, Student Annual, Adult Annual, Trainer Pass, City of Loveland Employee pass, 10 Day, 20 Day and Monthly passes.
FLEX WILL NOT accept COLT issued Single Ride Tickets or any COLT issued cards used for a cash discount.
If you are riding FLEX into Longmont to connect with RTD you will need to be prepared to pay the RTD fare. Transfers from FLEX will not be accepted by RTD. For a list of RTD fares and schedules please go to their website www.rtd-denver.com
- You can receive a transfer to FLEX from all five (5) Loveland buses.
- Transfers between all Loveland buses and FLEX are good for 1 hour from issue time.
If you have comments/feedback or concerns, please complete the online form.
|Passes that require a photo ID|
|ADA Annual (Americans with Disabilities) requires application||$25.00|
|Senior Annual (60 + years and older)||$25.00|
|Passes with no photo ID required|
|10 Day Pass (good for 10 consecutive operating days)||$12.50|
|20 Day Pass (good for 20 consecutive operating days)||$22.50|
|Monthly Pass (good for 31 consecutive operating days from date of purchase||$30.00|
|Adult (18 - 59)||$1.25|
|Child/Youth (0 - 17)||Free|
|Persons with disabilities (medicare card holders may show their card to receive this rate)||$0.60|
Bus passes can be purchased at our office, located at 105 West 5th Street, Loveland, CO 80537 from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. COLT accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.
*Drivers do not carry change. The exact fare amount is required when riding the bus.
*Additional discounted cash fares may be available by qualifying through the House of Neighborly Service (HNS) located at 1511 East 11th St., Loveland, CO 80537. For more information on available discounts call COLT at
Lost or stolen bus passes:
All passengers will receive a one (1)-time courtesy replacement card in the event they have a lost or stolen pass. Subsequent replacements will be charged according the fee schedule below:
First Replacement: Free
Second replacement: $5.00
Third replacement: $12.50
Fourth replacement: $25.00
Damaged or defective passes will be replaced without a fee. Pass must be presented and relinquished to COLT staff before a replacement pass will be issued. Failure to do so may result in the passenger paying a replacement fee.
What is Paratransit?
Paratransit Service offers door-to-door transportation services within the federally mandated 3/4 of a mile of every fixed route, for individuals whose physical and/or mental disabilities PREVENT them from using fixed route bus service. This service provides independence and mobility for those who might otherwise be socially isolated. For detailed information please review our Paratransit guide, English [PDF] or Spanish [PDF].
To schedule a Paratransit ride, please contact Dial-A-Ride at (970) 224-6066.
What does it cost?
The regular fare for a single trip is $2.00. Reduced fares of $1.00 are available for those who qualify. For more information on reduced rates please contact The House of Neighborly Service at
When can I use it?Paratransit operates Monday through Saturday. Reservations are accepted the day before up to two weeks in advance.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 6:38 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturdays only 8:48 AM - 5:37 PM
How do I know if I'm eligible?
The first time you call, we will get your name and address in order to send you information and eligibility forms. After forms are completed you will send them back to COLT at 105 West Fifth Street, Loveland, Co 80537. For more detailed information on the eligibility process, please refer to the Paratransit Guide. If you would like to apply for ADA Paratransit eligibility, please download an application.
Paratransit application in English
Paratransit application in Spanish
What if I need to cancel my ride?
Passengers must call to cancel a reservation trip a minimum of two (2) hours prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Failure to give proper cancelation notice is defined as a “no-show”. Three (3) or more "no-shows" in a thirty (30) day period may result in a suspension of service. passenger who is not at the designated pick-up location and misses a scheduled trip is also defined as a “no-show”. You may cancel your ride by calling (970) 224-6066.
How soon do I need to be ready?
You can help ensure Dial-A-Ride will get you to your destination on time by being ready at least 15 minutes before your pickup time, being prepared to wait up to 15 minutes after your pickup time, and watching for your driver. Drivers will wait no more than five minutes from the time of arrival for each rider. If your driver has not arrived within 15 minutes of your pickup time, please call (970) 224-6066.
For more information on Dial-A-Taxi, please click on the brochure below.
- ADA Fixed Route Application - Download and/or print for persons who are looking for Fixed Route ADA annual pass eligibility. English [PDF], Spanish [PDF]
- ADA Paratransit Application - Download and/or print for persons who are looking for Paratransit eligibility. English [PDF], Spanish [PDF]
- COLT Paratransit Guide - Download and/or print a detailed account of Paratransit service and regulations. English [PDF], Spanish [PDF]
ADA Title II
COLT is committed to complying with all Federal Americans with Disabilities (ADA) regulations as well as the State of Colorado accessibility requirements. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress and signed into law. This civil rights legislation entitles, among other requirements, persons with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in society. As such, public transportation agencies, like COLT, are required by law to provide the necessary ADA-compliant equipment and accommodations.
To view more information on the City's ADA policy, click here.
COLT Title VI Protection Notice to the Public
City of Loveland Transit hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all related statutes. Title VI and related statutes prohibiting discrimination in Federally-assisted programs require that no person in the United States of America shall on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to, discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discretionary practice regarding COLT's programs has the right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and submitted to the City of Loveland Title VI Coordinator within one hundred eighty, (180) days following the date of the alleged occurrence. For more information regarding civil rights complaints, please contact:
Title VI Coordinator
City of Loveland
500 E. 3rd Street
Loveland, CO 80537
COLT Title VI Program [PDF]
Reasonable Modification Policy
If you would like to request a reasonable modification to COLT or Dial-A-Ride’s policies, practices and/or procedures to assist in ensuring that our programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities, please send a request describing what is needed to use the service to COLT@cityofloveland.org or call 970-962-2700. COLT or Dial-A-Ride staff will use the following criteria to determine if a request is reasonable: 1) the request is not a fundamental alteration of the service; 2) the request is not a direct threat to the health or safety of others; 3) the request is not needed by the requester to use the service; and 4) the request does not result in undue financial or administrative burden.
Fixed route and Paratransit do not operate on Sundays. Service is also not available on the following holidays:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Service animal means any animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual's disability. Examples of work or tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting individuals who are blind or have low vision with navigation and other tasks, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, providing non-violent protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, assisting an individual during a seizure, alerting individuals to the presence of allergens, retrieving items such as medicine or the telephone, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to individuals with mobility disabilities, and helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of an animal's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition.
- FLEX route information
- TransFort Fort Collins transit services
- Berthoud Area Transportation System
- Greeley Evans Transit
- Bustang CDOT I-25 Route
- SAINT Senior Alternatives in Transportation
- Smarttrips Vanpool and Carpool Northern Colorado
- Shamrock Yellow Cab Taxi services
- GreenRide (970) 226-5533
- Greyhound bus services
City of Loveland Transit (COLT) has planned the following Program of Projects for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Sections 5307 & 5339 apportionment. Section 5307 & 5339 funds are used for public transportation facilities and projects.
- FY20 Section 5307 available funding: $787,577
- FY20 Section 5339 available funding: $91,934
The Proposed Program of Projects (POP) includes:
- Maintain, Repair and Replace Assets $182,446 Federal, $45,612 Local Match
- Security Projects $64,000 Federal, $16,000 Local Match
- Capital Costs of Contracting $227,586 Federal, $341,380 Local Match
- Fixed Route Operating Expenses $311,544 Federal, $311,544 Local Match
- Repair/Replace/Enhance projects related to Rolling Stock, Facilities & Technology - $91,934 Federal, $22,983 Local Match
Total Project Costs - $1,637,661
Total Federal Costs - $879,510
Detailed information on the aforementioned projects may be obtained by contacting Candice Folkers at City of Loveland Transit (COLT) (970) 962-2743 / email@example.com). Public comment is encouraged and if warranted, the Program of Projects may be amended prior to publication of the final Program of Projects. The public is invited to comment on the POP and other amendments to the FY 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) through the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO).
Comments can also be submitted via the COLT website (cityofloveland.org/COLT) under Plans and Projects, Program of Projects. All members of the public are encouraged to provide comment, public comments will be accepted through 5 pm April 17.
Pending no amendments after public comment, this proposed FFY2020 Program of Projects will be considered the final Program of Projects and will be forwarded to the NFRMPO Planning Council for inclusion in the TIP. This public notice and time established for public review and comments will satisfy the FTA Program of Projects requirements for the Urbanized Area Formula Program. This notice will serve as the final POP unless projects contained within are amended.
Statement of RightsThe City of Loveland Transit (COLT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in the receipt of its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, or any other characteristics protected by law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Further, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, no entity shall discriminate against an individual with a physical or mental disability in connection with the provision of transportation service.
To obtain more information on COLT's nondiscrimination obligations or to file a complaint, contact the City of Loveland, Title VI Coordinator at 300 East Third Street, Loveland, CO 80537, phone number
Information on non-English alternative formats may be obtained from the COLT office.
Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Notice
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, the City of Loveland, Colorado hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for the applicable professional services, construction and procurement contracts during Fiscal Years 2018 – 2020, beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2020 is 5.0%. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected is available for inspection from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mountain Time) at the City of Loveland, Purchasing Division, 500 E. 3rd Street, second floor, Loveland, CO 80524 for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments on this goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice. The comments are for informational purposes only and may be send to the DBE officer, same address, or to the Civil Rights Officer, Region 8 Federal Transit Administration, 12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228-2583.