MAX Bus Rapid Transit (Colorado)
|MAX Bus Rapid Transit|
A MAX bus at the West Prospect Road station.
|Type||Bus rapid transit|
|Locale||Fort Collins, Colorado|
|Termini||South Transit Center|
Downtown Transit Center
|Daily ridership||4,680 (Sep. 2015)|
|Opened||May 10, 2014|
|Line length||5 miles (8.0 km)|
MAX Bus Rapid Transit is a bus rapid transit system serving Fort Collins, Colorado. The service, operated by Transfort, consists of one route serving 12 stations on the 5-mile-long (8.0 km) Mason Corridor Transitway between South Transit Center and Downtown Fort Collins, with stops near the Colorado State University campus.
It opened on May 10, 2014, at a cost of $87 million, as the first bus rapid transit system in the state of Colorado. Rides were initially charged without a fare, but effective August 25, 2014, fares would be charged; ticket-vending machines are located at stops and are used to pay. As of August 27, 2017, MAX and several supporting routes also operate on Sunday.
- South Transit Center
- Spring Creek
- University (Colorado State University)
- Downtown Transit Center
MAX operates daily year-round, frequency depending on time of day, generally every 10-15 minutes Monday through Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday.
MAX buses have interior racks for four bicycles.
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