Correction: The original posting of this story incorrectly stated the time at which free HOP service will begin on Monday.

Boulder, RTD, the University of Colorado and Via are partnering to offer a long list of free and expanded mass transportation options on New Year's Eve and early New Year's Day to help ensure revelers get home safe, city officials announced Friday.

The services offered include free HOP route service beginning 7 a.m. Monday and ending at midnight, and free SKIP, JUMP, BOUND, DASH, BOLT and SkyRide route services from 7 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The University of Colorado's Buff Buses and the Black, Silver and Gold Line Late Night Transit bus lines will be expanding their coverage areas on Monday night.

Buff Busses on Monday night will travel south on Broadway to Greenbriar Boulevard, on Baseline Road east to 30th Street, and on 30th Street north to Arapahoe Avenue.

The Silver line will extend its route on Broadway north to Iris Avenue, while the Black Line will extend its service on Moorhead Avenue south to Table Mesa Drive. The Gold Line will expand its regular service to areas east of downtown Boulder to include 30th Street between Arapahoe and Iris.

The Buff Buses and Late Night Transit lines will run for free until 3 a.m. Tuesday. Passengers do not have to be CU students to ride.

HOP and RTD buses will operate on their normal weekday schedules during the day Monday, before switching to their holiday schedules on Tuesday.


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For more information on the HOP and Late Night Transit services contact Via at 303-447-8282 or visit viacolorado.org.

For additional route maps schedules and other information, visit rtd-denver.com or goboulder.net.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Joe Rubino at 303-473-1328 or rubinoj@dailycamera.com.