About the Free HOP bus
The weekday Free HOP Bus to the emergency warming centers (EWCs) will begin Thursday, December 1, 2011 (if there is an EWC open that night). Monday through Friday when there are EWCs open, the bus will start from the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless at 7 p.m. and then stop at 11th & Walnut at about 7:15 p.m. to pick up riders going to the EWC. From 6 p.m. Monday through Friday anyone can board any HOP bus along its route and ride for free to 11th & Walnut to catch the Free HOP bus to the EWC; just ask the HOP driver for a ride to the warming center stop.
On Saturdays starting in November, 2011,when an EWC is open there will be a Free HOP bus that picks up at 5:15 p.m. at 11th & Walnut. It will go to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless first. Anyone wanting to stay at the Shelter will get off of the bus; anyone wanting to ride to the EWC should remain on the bus. The Free HOP bus will then drive via Hwy 36, down 28th Street and stop at the bus stop at 29th & Arapahoe (on the south side of Arapahoe) between 5:35-5:45 p.m. then continue on to the EWC. If anyone wants to board the bus anywhere along the route, they can wave at the driver to stop. The driver will stop if it is a safe place, and if there is room, the driver will accept riders to the EWC or Shelter at no charge.
Weekends and weekdays, if a person wanting to stay at the Shelter does not get in, the Shelter will try to provide transportation to the EWC or another destination.
Many thanks to Special Transit, a non-profit organization, for supporting transportation to the EWCs and the Shelter.