State Law Stalls Boulder-Denver Bus Route

A bus system designed to offer rapid transit on U.S. 36 between Boulder and Denver is stalled because of a state law that bars using the shoulder of the road for travel.

The Flatiron Flyer was supposed to begin service after the first of the year, but that plan will be delayed until the state Legislature changes the law.

The Colorado State Patrol has opposed the changes, saying highway shoulders should be reserved for emergency vehicles and drivers who have been pulled over.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports the Colorado Department of Transportation, RTD and Boulder are already working on a proposal to get the program back on track.