RTD Civic Center Station

Civic Center Station is one of Denver’s busiest bus transit centers, handling 18 routes that serve an average of 15,000 passengers a day. A familiar fixture of the downtown landscape for more than three decades, the station was showing its age in both form and function.

Many of the problems with the seven-bay facility originated with its design, according to Richard Rost, manager of facilities engineering for the owner, Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD). Built as an anchor for the 16th Street pedestrian mall, the two-level station was bunkered into a sloped, landscaped site atop a single-level, 79,000-sq-ft underground parking garage and immediately adjacent to a 20-story office building.

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