RTD to host public meeting on new Aurora bus, rail route plans


AURORA | With Aurora riders set to see changes to their commutes after the Regional Transportation District’s Interstate 225 light rail line opens late next year, RTD is asking for public input on its proposed service plan for the “A” and “R” rail lines. 

Travelers board a light rail Tuesday morning, July 10, at the  I-25 and Broadway Station. The City of Aurora could have the I-225 light rail line built out by November 2015 and open to the public in early 2016 if RTD board members award the construction project to Kiewit Infrastructure Co. on July 24. The light rail line will include eight stations and Transit Oriented Developments will be constructed around each station.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)The A Line runs from Denver Union station to Denver International Airport, and the R Line traverses Aurora from Nine Mile Station for 10.5-miles mostly along I-225. 

Eight public meetings are scheduled to take place throughout this month and next month where residents can learn more about the the proposed service plan for each line and provide feedback.

Part of the proposed plan involves the elimination of several Aurora bus service routes.

A public meeting for Aurora residents will be held Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Center in the Aspen Room.

According to a statement from RTD, the A Line is on track to open next spring and the R Line is expected to open next winter.

To learn more, and to see all of the upcoming public meetings rtd-denver.com/servicechanges-a-r.shtml.