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    This is a self-guided meeting where you will learn more about the Denver Moves: Federal project and the work that has been done so far for the transit alternatives analysis. We're also looking for your feedback to help keep this project moving forward.

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    With the challenges presented by COVID-19 to our daily lives and our economy, planning for the future of public transit has become more important than ever. RTD and other transit providers nationwide are adapting to create safe, reliable, and successful transit service to meet our mobility needs.

    WHAT IS DENVER MOVES: FEDERAL?

    MORE IN THE KNOW

    Click to expand on what we’ve done and heard.

    WE'VE DONE OUR RESEARCH

    We have analyzed existing conditions, including:

    • Population growth
    • Economic development
    • Traffic
    • Safety (vehicular, pedestrian, and bicyclist)
    • Demographics

    We have reviewed previous planning efforts, including:

    • (2017) Corridor Study
    • (2018) Identified as high-capacity transit corridor by Denver Moves: Transit
    • (2018) Identified as top-tier BRT candidate corridor by RTD feasibility study
    • (2017)Part of the city's High-Injury Network

    WE'VE HEARD YOUR NEEDS!

    Hundreds of community members completed our questionaire in March/April. Below are the highlights.

    • Majority of respondents use Federal for visits to commercial destinations
    • Out of the various types of transit, the following were selected at the top three most desired (in decreasing order):
      1. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
      2. Tram
      3. Enhanced Bus
    • Dedicated transit lanes and intersection enhancement were the most desired type of improvements along Federal

    What amenities would you want analyzed?

    Dedicated transit lanes separate from vehicles

    141

    High quality transit shelters

    90

    Intersection improvements for pedestrian crossings, control turning vehicles, and better transit access

    180

    Level boarding for people to easily get on and off transit without a step

    35

    Ticket validation before you get on the bus to speed up boarding

    23

    Real time schedule information

    78

    Recognizable transit branding to help guide your journey

    18

    Traffic signals that prioritize transit over other vehicles

    74

    Other (please specify)

    15

    TRANSIT TECHNOLOGIES: A FURTHER LOOK

    We evaluated each transit technology using the following criteria:

    • Consistency with Local/Regional Plans
    • Community Support
    • Engineering/Operational Feasibility
    • Capital Costs

    Thanks for your input!

    CLICK ON EACH OF THE CIRCLES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A TRANIST TECHNOLOGY

    ENHANCED BUS

    Image of bus and passengers Yes Maintain, but improve the current bus service, including more frequencies

    BUS RAPID TRANSIT

    image of bus rapid transit with passengers Yes Separate space for a high quality, high capacity bus service (i.e. RTD's Flatiron Flyer)
    TRAM
    Image of tram Not Recommended Similar to light rail, but smaller vehicles to fit in urban settings
    STREETCAR
    Image of streetcar Not Recommended Electrified rail that shares travel lanes with traffic
    LIGHT RAIL
    Image of light rail Not Recommended Exclusive space for electrified rail
    NON-TRADITIONAL URBAN METHODS
    Image of subway train Not Recommended Used in urban areas, such as heavy or commuter rail, magnetic levitation (Maglev), monorail, personal rapid transit (PRT), gondola systems, etc.

    IS FEDERAL BOULEVARD THE RIGHT CORRIDOR?

    The short answer is YES, but we did evaluate other parallel corridors for both enhanced transit and transitways using the evaluation criteria below.

    Does this corridor:

    • Improve local and regional connectivity?
    • Support the stability of local neighborhoods and businesses?
    • Support the creation of a frequent transit network?
    • Integrate multimodal options?
    • Provide greater transit access?
    • Bring together various, diverse communities served by Federal with a single, comprehensive vision for mobility?
    • Enhance safety?

    Thanks for your input!

    CLICK ON EACH OF THE CIRCLES TO VIEW EACH MAP

    FEDERAL ENHANCED TRANSIT

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    Federal Enhanced Transit larger map

    FEDERAL TRANSITWAY

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    Federal Transitway larger map image

    WEST ALTERNATIVE

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    West Alternative larger map image

    EAST ALTERNATIVE

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    East Alternatice larger map image

    WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?

    As the Denver Moves: Federal process begins to define more specific plans for the future of transit service on Federal Boulevard, which of the following outcome(s) is most important to you? Click and drag the order from top priority to lower priority

    Top Priority

    Bus service is as fast as car travel

    High quality stations that offer amenities such as shelters, real time travel information and distinct identity

    Pedestrians going to and from transit stops/station feel safe

    Bus service on Federal Boulevard makes it easy to get to regional destinations via regular, convenient transfer options

    Lowest Priority

    Your priorities have been submitted!

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    STAY TUNED!

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    THANK YOU for your participation in this important project. We ask that you please spread the word to your community!Visit the website to learn more about the project: http://bit.ly/39M2Wcs.

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