The City of Denver has issued a Request for Qualifications for a project that could see the creation and building of a high-speed bus lane on one of its most popular throughways.
The always-busy Federal Boulevard, which runs north to south, has seen more than $29 million in reconstruction work in the last two years.
According to statistics compiled by the Regional Transportation District, buses on the route, which in places has the appearance of a highway, already serve around 10,000 passengers a day.
This means the city has to find a way to move thousands of people per hour in either a mixed traffic lane or dedicated transit lane.
The RFQ is specifically looking for engineering services for the design phase of what is being officially called the Federal Boulevard Transit Speed and Reliability Project.
The project, which would be federally funded, will also include environmental planning, prioritizing improvements along the Federal Boulevard, and submitting an environmental review document in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.
The RFQ has an electronic submission deadline of August 7.
By Garry Boulard
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