Rider alerts: Route 51

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Proposed May Service Changes- with CORRECT URL

Effective: May 19, 2019
We previously sent these rider alerts with an incorrect email link. The link has now been corrected and is http://www.rtd-denver.com/servicechanges-may2019.shtml. We apologize for the inconvenience.

At RTD, we're committed to building and operating the most productive, efficient transit system for the communities we serve. Every day, activities occur within our community that can affect our transit system – traffic patterns, economic factors, ridership and customer feedback. We respond by making changes to our bus and rail system three times a year. These changes help to improve our service by maximizing the efficiency of existing resources, reducing duplication of service, and making better connections with bus, rail, and specialty services.

These services changes will take effect on May 19, 2019.

RTD has scheduled four (4) public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for May 19, 2019. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes. Find all meeting dates, times and locations at http://www.rtd-denver.com/servicechanges-may2019.shtml

Route 51: It is proposed to detour service in Englewood, which would address the converted part of Elati Street that the City turned into a one-way operation. The new southbound route from Kenyon Street would be left on Galapago, right on Ithica, left on Galapago, right on Kenyon, to the regular route.

Additionally, to provide faster service, it is proposed to eliminate the following bus stops, due to low usage and/or close proximity to other stops:

Northbound
+ Sheridan Boulevard and Amherst Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 2nd Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 6th Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and Colfax Avenue (nearside)
+ Sheridan Boulevard and Byron Place
+ 44th Avenue and Eaton Street
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 63rd Place
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 75th Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 77th Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 79th Avenue
+ 8300 block of Sheridan Boulevard
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 102nd Avenue
+ W 112th Avenue and Stuart Street

Southbound
+ Sheridan Boulevard and Amherst Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 1st Avenue (nearside)
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 2nd Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 22nd Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 25th Avenue
+ 44th Avenue and Eaton Street
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 77th Avenue
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 79th Avenue
+ 8300 block of Sheridan Boulevard
+ Sheridan Boulevard and 102nd Avenue
+ W 112th Avenue and Stuart Street

Other routes affected:

Temporary Detour

Effective: July 23, 2018 - May 19, 2019
Elati St, in Englewood, between Ithaca and Jefferson Avenues, will be converted by the City into a one-way street, requiring a rerouting of route 51 around this area. Passengers are advised to board at temporary stops on Ithaca west of Fox St or on Kenyon Ave at Jason St.

Northbound: From Elati St., Right Ithaca Ave., Left Galapago St., Right Kenyon Ave. to regular route
Southbound: From Kenyon Ave., Left Galapago St., Right Ithaca Ave., Left Elati St. to regular route

Other routes affected:

None