Public Transportation

The Platte River Ranch SFH neighborhood is serviced by one RTD bus line (the R, RC and RX routes) and the bus stop is within walking distance from the neighborhood! For bus transportation headed south into downtown Denver, the bus stop is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Platte River Blvd and W. Bromley Lane. For bus transportation headed north into Brighton, the bus stop is located at the northeast corner of Plate River Blvd and W. Bromley Lane. The R, RC and RX bus routes run from downtown Brighton to the Civic Center in downtown Denver. The bus ride from Platte River into downtown Denver takes approximately 40 to 50 minutes.

Please click here to check the RTD website for current bus route information and times.

The R, RC and RX Routes

As of November 2013, the one-way bus fare cost into downtown Denver was $5.00. Below are a few of the pros and cons noted by Platte River Ranch residents who have used the R, RC and RX bus routes:


  • The RTD downtown Civic Center terminal is the main hub for bus routes to nearly all other locations across metro Denver
  • Travel time to downtown is 40 to 50 minutes, depending on which stop you exit the bus
  • 5 opportunities to get into downtown before 8:00 am
  • Reading a book is much more relaxing than driving a car through rush-hour traffic!
  • Employers may subsidize the cost of bus fares


  • The southbound buses (between 5:30 am and 7:00 am) occasionally get crowded, so you may be standing in the aisle for the entire ride into downtown
  • Can’t work late! No buses leaving downtown after 6:30 pm. (Connecting to the 120 bus route from downtown is always an option, but your travel time will more than double and the route does not stop near the Platte River Ranch neighborhood--it does stop at the downtown Brighton park-n-ride.)
  • No early afternoon buses into downtown Denver
  • Only one morning bus headed into Brighton
  • $10 roundtrip cost is not significantly cheaper than the cost of gas and parking (but it is cheaper than owning a car!)
  • Bus stop is muddy when raining or snowing