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Denver Moves: Federal


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The 2017 Federal Boulevard Corridor Study outlined a vision for a well-connected multimodal and high capacity Boulevard that supports and celebrates diverse local business, residents, cultures, natural resources and community. Traveling the corridor will be safe, easy, and comfortable for all modes of transportation.


map of Federal Corridor in west Denver 


Denver Moves: Federal Transit Study

The transit study and alternatives analysis will advance the corridor vision by identifying and analyzing transit options along the corridor, and examining how enhanced transit can better serve the communities that make this corridor such a vibrant and multi-faceted place.

The next step in the planning process is to evaluate costs, benefits, and impacts of potential transit options. Building on a combination of multiple past and ongoing mobility, land use, and community studies, the project team will work with stakeholders to select a range of potential options for high capacity transit on Federal Boulevard from Floyd Avenue to 52nd Avenue.

What is high capacity transit?

High capacity transit provides more frequent and reliable service that links important activity centers. It may include similar features to rail lines, such as level boarding of buses, separated/dedicated bus lanes, unique branding, and service that runs more often.

Possible options for Federal Blvd: 

  • Improving frequency of current bus service
  • Improving facilities on existing services lines
  • Full bus rapid transit (BRT) service 
  • Combinations of several options

What's next?

Denver Moves: Federal will recommend one (or more) transit configuration along Federal Boulevard or parallel corridors that serve the area’s transit needs. These recommendations will help develop the next steps for implementation of high capacity transit, including preliminary design, project prioritization, and idenfitying potential funding opportunities.


timeline of project from Fall 2019, through research and alternatives in early 2020, recommendation in summer 2020, and concept design in Fall 2020 


Your feedback will help ensure the communities needs and goals for Federal Boulevard meet the intent of the project.

A community advisory team with a broad range of representatives will meet to provide technical and community feedback, set goals, and inform design.