DOT Announces Service Start Date for Bustang™

April 15, 2015 - Metro Denver Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Coming to Colorado’s Commuters Monday, July 13, 2015

Denver, Colo – Bustang, the new interregional express bus service from the Colorado Department of Transportation, will deliver its first passengers to Denver’s Union Station starting Monday morning, July 13, 2015. The much anticipated service launch will connect major populations, employment centers and local transit entities along the I-25 front range and I-70 mountain corridors during peak weekday commuting times.

“Bustang introduces a new era of transportation to Denver area commuters,” said Shailen P. Bhatt, Executive Director of CDOT, “helping to further CDOT’s mission of providing the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado.”

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. 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 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% discount for disabled persons and seniors 65 years old and older. Bus schedules and fares are available for downloadonline.

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.

Monday, July 13, 2015 marks the official service launch for Bustang, the state’s first-ever, state-owned and operated bus system.