Denver COVID-19 Transit Updates

    Updates as of June 22nd, 2020


    RTD public transit, as critical infrastructure, continues to operate for essential travel. Fare collection is suspended at this time on all services. Capacity is limited to approximately 15 passengers per bus, 20 on larger buses, and 30 riders per rail car. If you are unable to maintain social distancing (6 foot spacing), do not board. Instead, wait for the next vehicle.

    Effective July 1, fare collection will resume. Front-door boarding will also be implemented on buses.

    HOP bus will operate at weekend service levels every day, with 15-minute frequency from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 20-minute frequency 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    You are required to wear a mask while waiting for and riding any RTD service

    Buff Bus (University of Colorado Boulder): 

    Buff Bus Service has been modified in response to campus efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. With the move to remote learning and work arrangements, demand for Buff Bus transit has been significantly reduced as there are fewer students and employees on campus.
    More information can be found here.


    • Service is resuming on Bustang & Outrider services starting June 28th, 2020.
    • Revised schedule and ticketing. The information will be added as soon as it is made available


    California Zephyr is operating as scheduled.

    More information can be found here.


    RFTA Phase 4 Service Plan includes:

    • BRT service will be reintroduced at 20 min headways starting at 4:34 a.m. up valley and 6:15 a.m. down valley and ending at 4:37 p.m. up valley and 6:18 p.m. down valley.

    • Local Valley buses will have extended service hours until 10:00 p.m. up valley and 12:15 a.m. down valley. Buses will have half hour frequency between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. up valley and 6:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. down valley.

    • Hogback service will have two additional morning trips from Rifle and one additional trip to New Castle from Glenwood Springs midday.

    • Ride Glenwood service will resume the normal schedule and service hours.

    • Service to Snowmass Village from Brush Creek Park & Ride will have half hour service from 6:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. then once an hour until 12:30 a.m.

    • No change to City of Aspen services

    RFTA will continue to limit bus capacity. RFTA urges employers to offer flexible work scheduling options whenever possible for their employees.  This will also help to spread out rush hour passenger demand and minimize crowding on buses with restricted capacities.

    All RFTA passengers are required to wear face coverings for the foreseeable future when using RFTA services. Scarves, bandannas, buffs or other non-medical coverings are acceptable. As well, all passengers must load buses through the rear door, unless needing wheel chair ramp assistance.


    You ride, we guide.

    The Moovit Team