MAX Route and Guideway
MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service will run along the Mason Corridor to connect and serve major activity and employment centers throughout our community including Midtown, CSU and Downtown. MAX will link with other Transfort bus routes, Park-n-Rides, the City's bicycle/pedestrian trail system, and other local and regional transit routes to provide seamless service for passengers.
MAX's system has a dedicated transit-only guideway (its own road) that runs parallel to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway between the South Transit Center (south of Harmony Road) and Horsetooth Road, then again between Drake Road and University Avenue (CSU). The exclusive guideway is an integral part of MAX BRT service. Whether traffic gets worse, or if there's an accident, MAX's travel time will not be controlled by what is on the road. MAX stations will also be spaced further apart than regular local-service bus routes, cutting transit commute times by half or more.
- MAX is the first Bus Rapid Transit system on the Front Range!
- MAX will travel from the Downtown Transit Center to the South Transit Center in less than 20 minutes.
- MAX will serve stops every 10 minutes - you won't need a schedule, just show up and MAX will be there soon.
- Nearly 60 percent of all Fort Collins jobs are located within one-mile of MAX along the Mason Corridor.
- Improvements will be made at most major intersections along the MAX route, to include new traffic and pedestrian signals, enhanced crosswalks, pedestrian connections to adjacent stations and way finding signage.
In two key areas where street intersections are not present to provide east-west access to MAX and the Mason Trail, new grade-separated crossings will help travelers move safely across the railroad tracks; one will be an overpass near the Spring Creek Station, the other is an underpass near the Troutman Station. Learn more about these crossings at fcgov.com/max/construction-information.