MAX Bus Rapid Transit (Colorado)

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MAX Bus Rapid Transit
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A MAX bus at the West Prospect Road station.
TypeBus rapid transit
LocaleFort Collins, Colorado
TerminiSouth Transit Center
Downtown Transit Center
Daily ridership4,680 (Sep. 2015)[1]
Ridership568,477 (2014)[2]
OpenedMay 10, 2014 (May 10, 2014)
Line length5 miles (8.0 km)[3]

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.[3][4]

It opened on May 10, 2014, at a cost of $87 million, as the first bus rapid transit system in the state of Colorado.[5] 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.[6] As of August 27, 2017, MAX and several supporting routes also operate on Sunday.[7]


  • South Transit Center
  • Harmony
  • Troutman
  • Horsetooth
  • Swallow
  • Drake
  • Spring Creek
  • Prospect
  • University (Colorado State University)
  • Laurel
  • Mulberry
  • Olive
  • Mountain
  • Downtown Transit Center[3]


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.[8]

MAX buses have interior racks for four bicycles.[9]


  1. ^ de la Rosa, Katie (October 13, 2015). "Record passenger numbers causes MAX growing pains". Fort Collins Coloradoan. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  2. ^ de la Rosa, Katie (May 26, 2015). "MAX goal: increase ridership by 300K in year two". Fort Collins Coloradoan. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Belknap, Dan (May 14, 2014). "Map: MAX Transit Route". Fort Collins Coloradoan. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "MAX Bus Rapid Transit Service". Transfort. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Duggan, Kevin (May 9, 2014). "$87 million MAX project ready to roll in Fort Collins". Fort Collins Coloradoan. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Duggan, Kevin (August 25, 2014). "Free summertime MAX rides come to an end". Fort Collins Coloradoan. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
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