Denver and the Regional Transportation District landed a $1.35 million federal grant Thursday, a boost to getting bus rapid transit service along the Colfax Corridor.

The money comes from the Federal Transit Administration’s pilot program for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) planning, which is helps pay for integrating land use and transportation planning, Denver said in an announcement.

The number of people traveling Colfax is expected to jump 25 percent in the next 20 years, according to Denver.

The city's Colfax Corridor Connections project has called for putting bus rapid transit, also known as BRT, along Colfax Avenue from the Auraria Campus to I-225 in Aurora is expected to double the number of people using transit daily along the corridor.

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