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Free MetroRide could ease 16th Street Mall shuttle crowding

Author: Mike McKibbin - April 4, 2017 - Updated: April 4, 2017

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Relief for the always-crowded free 16th Street Mall shuttle service in downtown Denver is a main goal of an upcoming study of another free circulator route that city and Regional Transportation District officials think could be pulling more weight. The two entities are poised to approve an intergovernmental agreement that would call for the city to pay up to $1.5 million for the study, design and implementation of improvements to the Free MetroRide, which runs from Union Station to Civic Center Station on Broadway, Lincoln, 18th and 19th streets weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email mike@coloradostatesman.com.