More than 16,000 athletes are anticipated to participate in the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon on Sunday, May 18, 2014. To provide a safe environment for the 2014 Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon, the cities of Aurora, Denver and Lakewood will have temporary traffic impacts along Colfax Avenue on Sunday, May 18, 2014. While travel on Colfax Avenue will be restricted, normal traffic patterns will resume as soon as it’s safe for athletes, spectators and motorists.
The Free MetroRide is part of FasTracks, RTD's voter-approved comprehensive plan to expand quality transit service in the Denver metro region. The Free MetroRide, formerly known as the Downtown Denver Circulator during the planning stage, will be a convenient alternative to the Free MallRide on 16th Street with fewer stops resulting in faster travel times. The route will take it southeast on 19th St. from Union Station and then turn south on Broadway to 16th Ave. The return trip will take the shuttle north on Lincoln St. and then west on 18th St. back to Union Station.
- Length: 1.5 miles one way, 3 miles round trip
- Vehicle Type: 60-foot articulated, low-floor bus
- Stations: Denver Union Station and Civic Center Station plus 14 on-street stops
- Peak period operations: 6-9 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m.
- Frequency of Service: 5 minutes (peak)
RTD's new Union Station Transit Center is opening May 9, as the centerpiece of a bustling downtown, offering more transportation services, connections, and access than ever before. Bus service at Union Station will actually begin on Sunday, May 11.
Mark your calendars and save the date for the grand opening of our historic, iconic transit hub. Union Station Transit Center features a spacious new 22-bay underground bus concourse, light rail, free downtown bus service, Amtrak, and (soon) commuter rail-all in one convenient location. Nearby retail, residences, and parks complete the transformation.
Ribbon cutting and opening ceremony will be held at noon May 9 at 17th & Wewatta, in front of the new Wewatta Pavilion.
The grand opening celebration will happen right after that, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. along 17th between the light rail station and the historic building.