Longmont Transportation

The Northern Colorado city of Longmont is located in the county of Boulder and 31 miles from Denver, the state's capitol. While Longmont is a quiet, residential city, its metropolitan neighbors ensure that public transportation is highly accessible. There are several different ways to get in and around Longmont including by light rail, bus, and bicycle.

The FLEX bus route is a regional form of bus transportation that connects Longmont to Loveland, Fort Collins, and Berthoud. Longmont, Colorado is also located within the service area of the RTD transit service. The Regional Transportation District serves the local area, as well as provides transport to Boulder and Denver from Longmont. The RTD has three methods of public transportation: the RTD light rail, SkyRide, and the RTD bus service.

The RTD light rail includes five lines served by more than 35 rail stations. Traveling at 55 mph, the light rail provides convenient transportation from major hubs including the home of the Denver Broncos at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High and the Theatre District in LoDo. SkyRide is a bus service that travels to and from Longmont to the Denver International Airport. The SkyRide routes are combined with the RTD routes, as well as dozens of Park-n-Ride facilities. The RTD bus service encompasses local and regional routes, along with specialty rides including RockiesRide. The bus stops at more than 10,000 locations and features approximately 80 Park-n-Ride locations.

Another equally important method of transportation in and around Longmont is by bicycle. Longmont is one of only 38 in the US, as of 2012, to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Silver-level bicycle-friendly city. Bikeways Maps detailing bicycle routes throughout Longmont can be obtained from the Public Works and Natural Resources department.

Other public transportation service providers in Longmont include RideArrangers, FasTracks, and Via formerly known as Special Transit. RideArrangers is a public service that provides vanpools, carpooling coordination, schoolpools, telework programs, and Bike to Work Day. Contact RideArrangers at 303-458-POOL for assistance. FasTracks is a rapid transit plan featuring six corridors in the Denver Metropolitan Area; one corridor is from Longmont to Boulder along the Diagonal Highway, SH-119. Via provides door-to-door paratransit for customers with mobility issues. Customers call Via on demand to schedule a pick-up on this shared ride service, therefore routes and schedules are variable. Drivers provide riders with assistance in getting on and off of the bus. The nonprofit organization of Via serves 19 communities, 90 percent of which are in Boulder County.