Transfort

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Transfort
Transfort logo.svg
Transfort MAX bus 83 at West Prospect.jpg
A Transfort Max bus crossing West Prospect Road
Headquarters 6570 Portner Road
Fort Collins, Colorado
Locale Fort Collins, Colorado
Service area Larimer County, Colorado
Service type bus service
Routes 22[1]
Fleet 45
Fuel type Diesel, CNG
Website ridetransfort.com

Transfort is the public transportation operator for the metro area of Fort Collins, Colorado. Transfort currently offers twenty-two regular routes, with 20 providing all-day service Monday through Friday. Six-day intercity service is provided by the FLEX to Loveland, Berthoud, and Longmont. Additionally, five routes for transporting Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff run throughout the school year.

Since 2014, Transfort has operated a bus rapid transit service, known as MAX, between South Transit Center and Downtown Fort Collins.

Route details[edit]

Route Service area Timepoints Period of operation and headways[2]
2 Campus West CSU Transit Center, Prospect & Shields, Prospect & Taft Hill, Prospect & Overland Trail, Elizabeth & Overland Trail, Elizabeth & City Park, CSU Transit Center Mon–Sat. Every 30 minutes.
3 Campus West CSU Transit Center, Plum, West Elizabeth, CSU Transit Center Mon–Sat. Mon-Fri. Every 15 minutes when CSU is in session. Mon-Sat. Every 30 minutes
5 Downtown Transit Center, travels along Jefferson and Lincoln, north and south on Lemay, on Horsetooth to the Mall Transfer Point with transfers to other routes. Poudre Valley Hospital, Mall Transfer Point, Wal-Mart & Home Depot area, Downtown Transit Center Mon–Sat. Every 60 minutes.
6 CSU, Taft, Drake, Mall, JFK, South Transit Center South Transit Center, JFK & Harmony, Stanford & Monroe, Drake & College, Drake & Raintree, Taft & Stuart, Taft & Elizabeth, Mulberry & Washington, CSU Transit Center Mon–Sat. Every 60 minutes.
7 CSU and Drake Road CSU Transit Center, Meridian & Lake, Senior Center, Drake & College, Drake & Kansas Mon–Sat. Every 30 minutes.
8 North Fort Collins and L.C. Department of Human Services Downtown Transit Center, Northside Aztlan Center, L.C. Dept. of Human Services, Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park, College & Conifer, Downtown Transit Center Mon–Sat. Every 30 minutes.
81 North Fort Collins and L.C. Department of Human Services Downtown Transit Center, College & Conifer, PV Mobile Home Park, Blue Spruce/Human Services, Linden & Vine, Downtown Transit Center Mon–Fri. Every 30 minutes.
9 Northwest Fort Collins, Overland Trail, and Laporte Downtown Transit Center, Lincoln Middle School, Overland Trail & Vine, Laporte & Impala, LaPorte & Shields Mon–Sat. Every 60 minutes.
10 Laporte, Mulberry and CSU Transit Center Downtown Transit Center, Laporte, Mulberry, CSU Transit Center, Downtown Transit Center Mon–Sat. Every 60 minutes.
12 Horsetooth Road and Front Range Community College South Transit Center, Harmony & Starflower, Harmony & Taft Hill, Horsetooth & Shields, Horsetooth & Mason, Horsetooth & Lemay, Horsetooth & Ziegler Mon–Sat. Every 60 minutes.
14 Northeast Fort Collins Downtown Transit Center, Lincoln & Lemay, N. Frontage & Centro, Vine Mon–Sat. Every 60 minutes.
16 Harmony Road South Transit Center, Harmony & Timberline, Harmony & Corbett, Rock Creek & Fossil Ridge HS Mon–Sat. Every 30 minutes.
18 Downtown Transit Center, travels along Whedbee and Stover, then along E. Prospect to the Midpoint area Fort Collins Library & Museum, Discovery Center, DMA Plaza, Orthopedic Center of the Rockies, County Detention Center & Human Services, Lesher Junior High, Downtown U.S. Post Office Mon–Sat. Every 60 minutes.
19 CSU, Rocky Mountain High School, & Front Range Community College Front Range Community College, Shields & Horsetooth, Shields & Drake, Shields & Prospect, CSU Transit Center Mon–Fri, year-round. Every 60 minutes.
Mon–Fri, when Poudre School District is in session, every 30 minutes during AM & PM peak travel periods.
31 CSU and Campus West CSU Transit Center, City Park & Plum, Constitution & Elizabeth, Plum & City Park Mon–Fri, when Colorado State University is in session. Every 10 minutes.
32 CSU and Campus West CSU Transit Center, City Park & Plum, Constitution & Elizabeth, Plum & City Park, CSU Transit Center Mon–Fri, when Colorado State University is in session. Every 30 minutes.
33 CSU Foothills Campus and West Elizabeth CSU Transit Center, Laporte & Overland, CSU Foothills Campus, Rampart Mon–Fri, when Colorado State University is in session. Every 30 minutes.
92 Poudre High and Downtown Downtown Transit Center, LaPorte & Shields, LaPorte & Impala Mon–Fri, when Poudre School District is in session.
MAX Bus Rapid Transit Runs from the south side of town at the South Transit Center (STC), along the Mason Corridor, through the east side of the CSU Campus, and ends its service at the Downtown Transit Center (DTC). Mon-Sat, year round. Every 10 minutes peak frequency.
FLEX Regional Service Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud and Longmont, Boulder Mon-Sat, year round. Every 60 minutes.
Around the Horn Shuttle Colorado State University On-Campus Shuttle Mon-Fri, year round. Every 10 minutes when CSU is in session. Every 30 minutes on Saturdays and when CSU is out of session.
Gold Downtown, Laurel, Elizabeth, Prospect, and College Fri–Sat, 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Other routes[edit]

FLEX[edit]

A 40' NABI bus operating the FLEX regional bus service

FLEX is a regional route with local and express service connecting Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, and Longmont.[3]

MAX BRT[edit]

The Mason Corridor Express (MAX) BRT opened on May 10, 2014.

MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service runs along the Mason Corridor to connect and serves major activity and employment centers throughout our community including Midtown, CSU and Downtown. MAX links with other Transfort bus routes, Park-n-Rides, the City's bicycle/pedestrian trail system, and other local and regional transit routes to provide seamless service for passengers.

MAX's system has a dedicated transit-only guideway (its own road) that runs parallel to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway between the South Transit Center (south of Harmony Road) and Horsetooth Road, then again between Drake Road and University Avenue (CSU). The exclusive guideway is an integral part of MAX BRT service. Whether traffic gets worse, or if there's an accident, MAX's travel time will not be controlled by what is on the road. MAX stations are spaced further apart than regular local-service bus routes, cutting transit commute times by half or more.[4]

Fleet[edit]

Transfort has a fleet of around 30 buses.

  • Gillig Low Floor 30'
  • Gillig Phantom 35'
  • NABI LFW 35' (CNG powered), the majority of the fleet
  • NABI LFW 40' (CNG powered), used for FLEX regional bus service

Transfort also has 6 new NABI 60' BRT buses for MAX service.

Transit centers[edit]

  • Downtown Transit Center (Cherry and Mason Streets)
  • CSU Transit Center (Lory Student Center)
  • Mall Transfer Point (Foothills Mall)
  • South Transit Center (Harmony and College)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Individual Maps & Schedules". Transfort. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Local Routes Map
  3. ^ FLEX Map
  4. ^ MAX Map