Bustang, the new interregional express bus service from the Colorado Department of Transportation, will deliver its first passengers to Denver’s Union Station July 13, according to a CDOT news release. The service launch will connect major populations, employment centers and local transit entities along the Interstate 25 Front Range and Interstate 70 mountain corridors during peak weekday commuting times.
“Bustang introduces a new era of transportation to Denver area commuters, helping to further CDOT’s mission of providing the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado,” said Shailen Bhatt, executive director of CDOT, in the release.
“Offering three major service routes, Bustang responds to demand from the traveling public for a reliable transit alternative along the highest traveled corridors in the state,” according to the release. Along I-25, there will be seven round-trips per day, Monday through Friday from Colorado Springs to Denver and six round trips per day from Fort Collins to Denver. Along the I-70 mountain corridor, Bustang will operate one round trip Monday through Friday between Glenwood Springs and Denver’s Union Station.
The bus service will stop at existing park-and-ride locations along each route with fares reflected by length of trip. Multiple trip packages will be available at a discounted price as well as a 25 percent discount for disabled persons and people 65 years old and older. Bus schedules and fares are available for download online.
The Bustang fleet will feature 13 buses in rotation on each respective route. Each coach is equipped with restrooms, bike racks, free WiFi, power outlets and USB ports. Coaches offer a 50-passenger capacity and are handicap accessible.