Based on community input and an extensive 2016 HOP Transit Study, the city’s original community-based transit service, the HOP, is transforming this summer. Starting this week, HOP riders will start to see a new bright-orange bus on the HOP loop. All the HOP buses will be rewrapped over the coming weeks, leading up to service changes scheduled to go into effect Aug. 26, 2018.
With the service changes, the HOP will provide direct links between key activity centers in Boulder, including the University of Colorado Boulder, downtown, the Twenty-Ninth Street Mall and Boulder Junction. Instead of a looped route, HOP buses will follow four distinct, intersecting linear routes. The new routes reflect the most popular segments of the current loop.
The new HOP branding features both nature and urban scenes inspired landmarks along the route, as well as homages to the hopping rabbit and frog mascots of the original HOP buses first introduced in 1994.
For service maps, schedules, FAQs and more information on the HOP changes, visit bouldercolorado.gov/HopBus.