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Starting next year FLEX users will be able to ride one bus between Fort Collins and Boulder. The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) approved approximately $1.15 million in funding for the extended bus service. To match the DRCOG grant the cities of Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, and Fort Collins, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the Regional Transportation District will contribute up to $289,000 over three years.
Timothy Wilder, the service department manager for Transfort and Jared Hall, a senior transportation planner for Boulder County said the service would most likely start in January of 2016. Both Wilder and Hall mentioned between transportation master plans and discussion with the universities the extended service is a recognized need.