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More Service Cuts Due to Denver's Bus Driver Shortage

Denver transit riders are bearing the brunt of the region's lack of transit drivers.
December 23, 2019, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has announced a new round of transit service cuts to respond to an ongoing driver shortage. The suggested changes, which will be under consideration until a vote by RTD officials in March, are posted online [pdf].

"RTD directors received recommendations of service cuts from agency staff on Thursday evening and they include the elimination of six bus lines, the curtailment of service on 19 other bus lines and service reductions in the R-Line, D-Line and H-Line light-rail corridors," reports John Aguilar.

"The cuts are being considered as one way of dealing with a severe driver shortage on light-rail trains and bus routes throughout the eight-county transit district," explains Aguilar.

Planetizen picked up news of the Denver bus driver shortage in November 2017 and April 2019

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Published on Friday, December 20, 2019 in The Denver Post
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