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The City of Fort Collins and Transfort are pleased to announce the start of MAX service

Launch Ceremony

10 – 11 a.m.
South Transit Center, 4915 Fossil Blvd.
Special guests & ribbon cutting, then MAX service begins!


MAX Parties

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ride MAX and other buses for free! Hop on and off to visit the station parties along the route.
• Entertainment
• Food
• Prizes & MAX information
• Pick up an event passport at any station, get it stamped at all the parties, then submit it for a special drawing.



Join the party celebrating the start of MAX service on Saturday, May 10!

Kick-off the start of MAX service with a ceremony at the new South Transit Center, and then ride the MAX to each of the stations for parties and entertainment.

The start of MAX service culminates the largest infrastructure project in the history of Fort Collins. MAX is the Front Range’s first bus rapid transit system and is funded through a variety of federal, state and local partners. A service of Transfort, MAX is the 20th route to support public transportation in Fort Collins and will be free to ride throughout the summer until August 25.

We encourage you to walk, ride a bicycle or Transfort to the different events. Park and ride spaces are available at select MAX stations and there is bicycle parking at every station. Additionally, all Transfort routes will be free to ride the day of the MAX World Premiere event.
The South Transit Center and Downtown Transit Center will also be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for customer service.

Launch Ceremony: Saturday, May 10, 10-11 a.m.

Join dignitaries from Washington, D.C., Denver and Fort Collins as they officially open the newly constructed South Transit Center and celebrate the start of MAX service with a ceremonial ribbon cutting starting at the STC, 4915 Fossil Blvd. First bus departs the STC at 11 a.m. sharp!

Transfort shuttle service will be provided from the Mall Transfer Point located on Stanford Road to the South Transit Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

MAX Station Parties: Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Each MAX station party is being coordinated and supported by a variety of public and private partners. Opening Day will offer six large station parties and eight MAX welcome stations. MAX Ambassadors will be available along the corridor to direct you to the next party and answer questions about MAX and other Transfort routes.

Station parties will have food, free entertainment, and MAX information. Specific locations, themes, and activities are detailed below.

Pick up a special event MAX Premiere Passport and have it stamped at each of the 14 station parties to be eligible to win special prizes. Each station will have passports available to participate and have a unique stamp to commemorate your visit. Complete the passport and submit it for a special drawing.

In addition to launching MAX service, Transfort is also rolling out a new rider information application in early May. Show your mobile device downloaded with the Ride Transfort app to a Transfort Ambassador at either the Downtown or South Transit Center and receive a free gift.

South Transit Center
The Future of Transportation: Demonstrations and performances from local dancer and yoga instructors; musical entertainment; low emission vehicle display; children’s activities; food trucks; and pedi-cab vendor.

Harmony Station
Welcome station with information provided by MAX ambassadors and entertainment from Streetmosphere provided by Alex Paozols (Oil Paintings).

Troutman Station
Welcome station with information provided by MAX ambassadors.

Horsetooth Station
Party at Chipper’s Lanes Bowling Center: Outdoor games, demonstrations from a nearby bicycle store, Chippers mascot; Chick-Fil-A mascot; Spokesbuzz artist Matt Mahern and Constitution; beer samples from 1933 Brewery; Kids play area; food samples; Buttercream Cupcakery samples; Life of the Party kids face paintings; outside bowling; and, a bicycle obstacle course.

Northbound Swallow Station
Welcome station with information provided by MAX ambassadors and free entertainment from Streetmosphere provided by Good Ones Taken, an acoustic duo.

Drake Station
Welcome station with information provided by MAX ambassadors.

Spring Creek Station
Midtown Connections for the Whole Community: Party behind Whole Foods Marketplace with music from a local artist; tent with child-oriented Mother’s Day activities; cupcake decorating; food and beverages for sale.

Prospect Station
Welcome station with information provided by MAX ambassadors and free entertainment from Streetmosphere provided by Juggler Seth Nicholas Stephens.

University Station
Attend the Ram Pride! Party on Colorado State University’s campus with Post Paradise live party and enjoy CSU give away items, CSU mystery tours, guided campus tours on a CSU shuttle, and the first 200 MAX riders receive a special gift with their MAX passport.

Southbound Laurel Station
Welcome station with information provided by MAX ambassadors.

Northbound Olive Station
Flavors of Fort Collins Party: Enjoy the flavors of Fort Collins with multiple food tastings from nearby restaurants; flower pot painting and planting for kids and music.

Southbound Mountain Station
Welcome station with information provided by MAX ambassadors and free entertainment from Streetmosphere provided by Three Beat Salad and a Crouton (African Drums).

Downtown Transit Center
The History of Fort Collins’ Transportation: Enjoy a musical performance by Josh Blackburn; a live radio broadcast and give away items from Clear Channel; food trucks; Bike Library information; games; limited number of Downtown Business Association gift cards; and self-guided historic Depot tours.

While the first northbound MAX bus pulls away from the South Transit Center at 11 a.m., the first southbound MAX bus will leave the Downtown Transit Center at 11:10 a.m. Be there for a special ribbon cutting and community ride south on MAX.