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Colfax Corridor Connections information sheet

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Colfax Corridor Connections information sheet
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Colfax Avenue (Colo.)
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colfax corridor connections
Study Information Sheet-August 14, 2014
Purpose
Colfax Corridor Connections is a study of potential long-term mobility
improvements along the East Colfax Corridor. The study will identify and
provide a package of multi-modal transportation improvements over the
next 25 years in the study area that:
Meet current and future person-trip demand
Help mitigate congestion
Improve mobility, connectivity, safety, accessibility, & economic viability
Encourage a shift of auto trips to alternative modes
Interact seamlessly, efficiently, and safely with other transportation
corridors, systems, and modes in a fiscally sustainable manner
East of Interstate I-25, Colfax Avenue is one of the
highest traveled east-west transportation routes.
During the peak hours, some intersections exceed
capacity causing traffic congestion and travel delay.
The number of person-trips in the East Colfax Corridor
is expected to increase 20% 30% by 2035, making the
need to address mobility for all modes of
transportation critical to improving safety, livability,
long-term economic viability, and mobility, in a fiscally
sustainable manner for existing and future users in the
study area.
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Why Enhanced Transit on ColfaxP
DEMAND: Colfax Avenue has the highest bus ridership of all RTD routes with
nearly 7 million annual boardings over 22,000 per weekday.
ACCESS/DESTINATIONS: Provides access to nearly 280,000 jobs while serving
Downtown, Auraria Campus, Anschutz Medical Campus, and nearly 50 schools.
CONNECTIONS: Provides access to 3 RTD rail stations and 16 current bus routes.
TIME SAVINGS: Enhanced Transit can save up to 12 minutes of travel time from
Anschutz to Auraria.
RESIDENTS: Over 53,000 households and 107,000 people are located within the
study area.
SAFETY: Enhanced Transit improves safety through improved lighting, ADA ramps,
shelters, and security features.
INVESTMENT: Enhanced Transit increases investment by attracting new
residential and commercial development.
Study Boundary
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Downtown
Aiiraria Denver
Campus
COLFAX
City Park
14th
13th
National Jewish Health
Johnson and Wales University
Anschutz Medical i
Campus 1
Stay Involved | Schedule
For more information about this project and to stay involved in the public outreach process, Alternatives Analysis Summer-Fall 2014^K2^|
please go to the following web address: WE ARE H ERE
WWW.COIFAXCORRIDORCONNECTIONS.COM Environmental Analysis + Fall 2014-Spring 2015
Mail Conceptual Engineering
City and County of Denver Public Works Department 509 201 W. Colfax Denver, CO 80202 Detailed Design TBD Contingent upon funding


Alternatives
Study Information Sheet-August 14, 2014
No Action
2035 Daily Ridership:
26,200
2035 Daily Ridership
(Includes Background Bus Service)
2035 Travel Time Savings
(Improvement over current service)
Exclusive Transit-only Lane1
(Peak Hours Only)
Annual O&M Cost: Current $
(Includes Background Bus Service)
Total Capital Cost: Current $
2035 Est. Economic Growth
(Property Values)
Ratio of Economic
Growth to Capital Cost
BUS RAPID TRANSIT
MODERN STREETCAR
ENHANCED BUS
SB
Limited Stop Service 1 1 Local Stop Service 1 1 Limited Stop Service
43,100 41,800 45,100
10 minutes faster 8 min faster 12 min faster
Yes No Yes
$21.1 Million $32.2 Million $25.5 Million
$115 Million $450 Million $400 Million
$124M-$346M $275M-$664M $275M-$664M
1.1 -3.0 0.6-1.5 0.7-1.7
ly Preferred Alternative2
Limited Stop Service
32,700
5 minutes faster
No
$22.6 Million
$90 Million
$45M-$136M
0.5-1.5
BUS RAPID TRANSIT 3
Exclusive Lanes in Peak Hours
Potential BRT Vehicle
These images are meant to demonstrate possible BRT
vehicles. Selection of BRT vehicle is not part of this project.
Based on the results of the project analysis,
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in exclusive lanes
(peak hours) was ranked the highest of
all alternatives analyzed and is
recommended as the Preliminary
Locally Preferred Alternative.
BRT met the purpose and need
of the project including, but not
limited to, current and future
person trip demand, improved
mobility and connectivity, and
encouragement of use of
alternative modes.
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Improved boarding with multiple boarding doors
and low floors.
Stylized buses that carry more passengers
and can run on alt. fuels or hybrid technology.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) -
Improves service reliability by providing *.
priority for BRT vehicles at intersections. |

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Branded buses and stops.
Stations/Stops with improved rider amenities
including shelters and safety improvements.
Off-board ticketing machine allows for
faster service and all-door boarding.
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Increased curb height to better
facilitate faster boarding. ---*
BRT will reduce travel times and
provide more reliable and frequent
service giving the rider a more
enjoyable experience.
Real-time next bus displays.
Exclusive lanes during peak hours.
Potential BRT
Stop Amenities
This BRT stop graphic is meant to demonstrate amenities that are
recommended for future implementation. It does not represent actual BRT stop
design. Design for stops will occur at a future stage of the project.
1 Exclusive Lanes utilize the existing outside travel lane in each direction for transit-only during the peak hours (i.e. 6-9 a.m. & 3-6 pm). Right-turns from the exclusive lanes and access to/from
parking will still be permitted similar to the exclusive transit-only lanes along Broadway/Lincoln in Downtown Denver.
2 Additional detailed analysis of potential roadway and other impacts within the East Colfax Corridor will be performed during the environmental evaluation phase. The environmental phase will be
performed in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to identify issues and/or potential mitigation measures associated with the preliminary locally preferred alternative.


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East of Interstate I-25, Colfax Avenue is one of the highest traveled east-west transporta on routes. During the peak hours, some intersecons exceed capacity causing tra c conges on and travel delay. The number of person-trips in the East Colfax Corridor is expected to increase 20% 30% by 2035, making the need to address mobility for all modes of transporta on cri cal to improving safety, livability, long-term economic viability, and mobility, in a scally sustainable manner for exis ng and future users in the study area. Colfax Corridor Connec ons is a study of poten al long-term mobility improvements along the East Colfax Corridor. The study will iden fy and provide a package of mul-modal transporta on improvements over the next 25 years in the study area that: Meet current and future person-trip demand Help mi gate conges on Improve mobility, connec vity, safety, accessibility, & economic viability Encourage a shi of auto trips to alterna ve modes Interact seamlessly, e ciently, and safely with other transporta on corridors, systems, and modes in a scally sustainable manner Anschutz Medical Campus 17th 18th Denver Aurora Downtown DenverBroadwaySpeer13th 14thJohnson and Wales University National Jewish Health Auraria Campus City ParkCOLFAX Colorado Monaco Quebec Peoria Yosemite Alterna ves Analysis Environmental Analysis + Conceptual Engineering Detailed Design WE ARE HERE DEMAND: Colfax Avenue has the highest bus ridership of all RTD routes with nearly 7 million annual boardings over 22,000 per weekday. ACCESS/DESTINATIONS: Provides access to nearly 280,000 jobs while serving Downtown, Auraria Campus, Anschutz Medical Campus, and nearly 50 schools.CONNECTIONS: Provides access to 3 RTD rail sta ons and 16 current bus routes.TIME SAVINGS: Enhanced Transit can save up to 12 minutes of travel me from Anschutz to Auraria.RESIDENTS: Over 53,000 households and 107,000 people are located within the study area.SAFETY: Enhanced Transit improves safety through improved ligh ng, ADA ramps, shelters, and security features. INVESTMENT: Enhanced Transit increases investment by a rac ng new residen al and commercial development. For more informa on about this project and to stay involved in the public outreach process, please go to the following web address:City and County of Denver Public Works Department 509 201 W. Colfax Denver, CO 80202Mail

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$275M-$664M$275M-$664M2035 Est. Economic Growth $124M-$346M $45M-$136M $450 Million$400 MillionTotal Capital Cost: Current $$115 Million $90 Million $32.2 Million$25.5 MillionAnnual O&M Cost: Current $$21.1 Million $22.6 Million Based on the results of the project analysis, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in exclusive lanes (peak hours) was ranked the highest of all alterna ves analyzed and is recommended as the Preliminary Locally Preferred Alterna ve. BRT met the purpose and need of the project including, but not limited to, current and future person trip demand, improved mobility and connec vity, and encouragement of use of alterna ve modes. No Yes Yes NoExclusive Transit-only Lane41,80045,100 43,100 32,7002035 Daily Ridership8 min faster12 min faster 10 minutes faster 5 minutes faster2035 Travel Time Savings 26,200 2035 Daily Ridership: 0.6 1.50.7 1.7Ratio of Economic Growth to Capital Cost 1.1 3.0 0.5 1.5