Flatiron Flyer buses OK to drive on U.S. 36 shoulders starting May 1

By Mitchell Byars
Staff Writer, Daily Camera

Drivers on U.S. 36 might notice a strange new sight passing to their right next week.

The Regional Transportation District’s fleet of Flatiron Flyer buses have been given the go-ahead to drive on the shoulder to get around slow-moving traffic on U.S. 36 beginning Sunday as the result of a bill passed by the state Legislature last month.

“The road improvements to the shoulder thanks to the U.S. 36 Express Lanes project will provide an additional resource for our buses to keep moving efficiently,” RTD general manager Dave Genova said in a statement. “Being able to utilize the shoulder during traffic congestion will allow the Flatiron Flyer to continue to provide reliable service at all times.”

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