- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - In a story Nov. 22 about a new bus service between Boulder and Denver, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Flatiron Flyer service would not begin operating as planned in the new year. The service will start running on Jan. 3 but buses will not have the option of driving on the shoulder when traffic backs up unless lawmakers pass an exemption to state law.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Denver-Boulder bus runs into trouble

A bus system designed to offer rapid transit between Boulder and Denver runs into trouble

BOULDER, Colo. - A bus system designed to offer rapid transit on U.S. 36 between Boulder and Denver has run into some trouble.

The Flatiron Flyer will start operating in the highway’s express lanes starting Jan. 3. It was also supposed to have the option of driving on the shoulder when traffic slows down. But Colorado law bans driving on highway shoulders and the state Legislature would need to pass an exemption before that’s allowed.

The Daily Camera reports that somehow the issue was missed in the six years of planning the service.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is working on a bill to allow the exemption.

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