RTD began a new bus route January 15 that is notable for providing the first bus service to Northfield High School. Route 62 is L-shaped, with a north leg running from Central Park station north on Central Park Boulevard, and a west leg extending to Vasquez Blvd. in the Prairie Parkway/60th Avenue corridors. On weekdays, the bus service runs every 30 minutes between 6 am and 6 pm, and on Saturdays hourly between 7 am and 6 pm. RTD will also add service on certain dates to coincide with events at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The route will be using a detour on 56th Avenue until Central Park Boulevard north of 56th opens in late February or March.
Route 62 is one of 11 RTD bus routes flowing through the Central Park station. Routes 65, 73 and 89 provide regular service to the south along Monaco Parkway and Quebec Street and to the Anschutz Fitzsimons campus. Other routes are noted on the map.
The new route is being funded by a $1.35 million federal transportation grant awarded to Commerce City, augmented by a 20% local match. It will operate as a “trial service” for three years after which it will have to meet RTD metrics for usage in order to continue. The one-way cash fare is $2.60 ($1.30 for eligible students/seniors/riders with disabilities). Full details can be found on the Route #62 timetable at www.rtd-denver.com
For a map of the route, click here: route 62 detour rev