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Transfort Plans & Projects

Transfort is constantly working to enhance the quality of our services, expand our reach, and modernize our infrastructure. We collaborate with community partners, stakeholders, and customers to identify areas where we can improve our system and meet the needs of our riders.

Stay up-to-date with our latest Transfort plans and projects by subscribing to our newsletter, including upcoming changes to our routes, new facilities and stops, and other important developments that will impact your experience with Transfort. We value your feedback and encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas with us as we work to create a more efficient and sustainable transportation system for Fort Collins.

Projects & Initiatives

We are committed to enhancing our services and improving transportation options for the Fort Collins community. Here you will find information about current and upcoming projects and initiatives aimed at making Transfort more efficient, reliable, and sustainable.

Our projects and initiatives include everything from new bus routes and technologies to community partnerships and collaborations. We are committed to improving public transportation in Fort Collins and keeping our community moving forward.

Current Transfort Projects & Initiatives

Transfort welcomes comments and suggestions on its services at any time of the year. In order to provide consistent and reliable service, major changes are limited to once a year in the Fall.

Public comments are reviewed and evaluated according to Transfort Service Standards and Route & Fare Change Policies. If you would like to provide a comment, please call, email or use the City’s web portal, Access Fort Collins.



As the Designated Recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, the City of Fort Collins / Transfort completes a Program of Projects for each Federal Fiscal Year apportionment for the Fort Collins Transportation Management Area. 

The Program of Projects (POP) for FY24 includes:

5307 Program

  • Acquire, Maintain, Repair and Replace Assets $1,164,923 Federal, $291,231 Local Match
  • Safety & Security Projects $106,496 Federal, $26,624 Local Match
  • Capital Costs of Contracting $336,422 Federal, $504,633 Local Match
  • Fixed Route Operating Expenses $2,887,582 Federal, $2,887,582 Local Match
  • Transit Planning, Design and Capital $401,585 Federal, $101,396 Local Match

5310 Program

  • Goods and Services for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities – $372,232 Federal, $93,058 Local Match

5339 Program

  • Acquire/Repair/Replace/Enhance projects related to Rolling Stock, Facilities & Technology – $342,906 Federal, $85,727 Local Match

Total Project Costs – $9,601,397

Total Federal Costs – $5,612,146

Total Local Costs – $3,989,251

This Program of Projects was advertised for public comment in 2023 and a public meeting held on December 6, 2023. The Program of Projects has now been incorporated in the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Improvement Program. For questions, please contact Joshua Ma at jma@fcgov.com.

In accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, the City of Fort Collins, Colorado adopted the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for applicable professional services, construction, and procurement contracts during Federal Fiscal Years 2024, 2025, and 2026. This goal began October 1, 2023 and will end September 30, 2026. The overall goal for each Fiscal Year is 2.29%, with 2% being a race-neutral goal and .029% being a race-conscious goal.

Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected is available by emailing aphillips@fcgov.com or calling 970-224-6173.

The Transit Master Plan, part of City Plan, is a comprehensive guide to the future of public transportation in Fort Collins. The plan lays out a vision for a safe, efficient, and reliable public transit system that meets the needs of our community. It includes recommendations for improving existing bus routes, expanding service to new areas, and implementing new technologies to enhance the rider experience.

The Transit Master Plan, adopted in 2019, was developed with extensive input from community members, stakeholders, and transit experts, and reflects the values and priorities of our community. It serves as a blueprint for future investment in public transportation in Fort Collins, helping to ensure that our city remains a vibrant, accessible, and sustainable place to live, work, and visit.

We encourage you read the plan to learn more about our vision for the future of public transportation in Fort Collins, and how we plan to get there. Together, we can create a more connected, equitable, and sustainable future for our city.

Learn More About City Plan & The Transit Master Plan

The City of Fort Collins has developed a future vision for transit service on North College Avenue from downtown to Terry Lake Road. This study will explore bringing a MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route to North College Avenue.

Throughout 2022, we established relationships with key community members and organizations to analyze existing conditions and create a vision. We also gathered community input on a preferred design for the BRT route. Community involvement is a key component in the planning and design process and helped us form the draft plan. The plan North College MAX Plan was adopted by City Council in February 2023.

Learn more about North College MAX

Transfort is committed to reducing its environmental impact and promoting sustainability. As part of this commitment, we have developed a Zero Emissions Bus Transition Plan.  

The transition to emissions-free public transit is a strategy for municipal sustainability and in Our Climate Future (the City’s Climate Action Plan). In 2022, our first two battery electric buses were delivered, replacing the last of our diesel-fueled buses. Our goal is to have a fully electric fleet by 2040. 

The transition to a zero-emission fleet will bring many benefits to our community, including reduced air and noise pollution, improved public health, and a more sustainable transportation system. We are excited to be a leader in the transition to clean, green transportation in our region.

For questions regarding Transfort’s Zero Emissions Bus Transition Plan, please email tpsprojects@fcgov.com.

The West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor Plan (ETC) aims to make traveling on the West Elizabeth Corridor more accessible and safer for all modes of transportation. With high transit, cycling, and walking demand in the area, the plan will help to address challenges such as overcrowded buses and a higher number of bike crashes than expected.

The plan includes improvements such as dedicated bus lanes, protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and safer pedestrian crossings. Additionally, the plan will enhance the area’s greenery with new landscaping and stormwater management features.

The 30% design process was completed in 2022, and the project is expected to be completed in several phases over the coming years. Once finished, the West Elizabeth ETC will provide a safer and more efficient way for all travelers to get around Fort Collins.

Learn more about the West Elizabeth ETC Plan

The Bus Stop Design Standards and Guidelines document is a comprehensive resource for designing and locating bus stops and passenger amenities in Fort Collins and the greater Transfort service area. This document was created to provide guidance to City staff, developers, local partners, and private property owners on how to design bus stops that meet the needs of transit riders and the community at large.

The guidelines provide detailed information on bus stop placement, shelter design, seating, lighting, signage, and other important features that are necessary for creating safe, accessible, and comfortable bus stops. The document also includes information on how to incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations into the design process.

By adhering to these guidelines, Transfort is working to improve the transit experience for all riders and make bus stops an integral part of Fort Collins’ transportation infrastructure.

To request a copy of the Bus Stop Design Standards and Guidelines document, please contact Dashiell Bubar-Hall at dbubar-hall@fcgov.com.