Regional Transportation District
Denver Leaders Take BRT Notes in Minneapolis
More cities are leaning into bus rapid transit, a faster, cheaper alternative to light rail-based rapid transit systems.
Denver-Area Rail Service Disruptions Expected During Maintenance Work
RTD is beginning maintenance on retaining walls along its southeastern light rail lines that is expected to last roughly six months.
Denver Transit Proposal Could Lower Fares, Make Transit Free for Youth
The agency released a draft plan to eliminate regional zones, make airport trips more affordable, and reduce fares systemwide.
Denver’s C and F Light Rail Routes Closed Permanently
The Regional Transportation District in Denver suspended two light rail lines at the onset of Covid-19 in March 2020. The routes have now been permanently discontinued.
Major Redesign Planned for Denver-Area Bus System
The Regional Transportation District will make significant changes to bus frequency and routes in an effort to make transit accessible to more Colorado residents.
Boulder Launches ‘Zero Fare for Better Air’
The Colorado city will make public transit free during the month of August to boost ridership and reduce emissions.
Denver Transit To Boost Security Presence
A rise in harassment of bus operators and other safety issues are prompting the Regional Transportation District to increase security staffing.
Underwhelming FasTracks Plan Inspires Transit History Lesson in Denver
FasTracks, one of the most ambitious long-term transit plans in the U.S., has been underway for over 15 years. With the finish line in sight, some locals wonder how useful the new hub-and-spoke system (regional routes connecting to downtown) will be.
Denver's Regional Transit District to Overhaul Bus System
The Regional Transportation District will focus on providing improved service on its most popular lines while eliminating underused routes and replacing them with on-demand microtransit.
Boulder County Asks for Binding Agreement From RTD for More Transit Service
County officials claim the region has not seen improved transit service despite the infusion of federal funding aimed at increasing service in small urbanized areas.
Transit Oriented Development to Rise on Denver-Area Park-and-Ride Facilities
The Regional Transportation District sees an opportunity for affordable housing to be located on its under-utilized parking lots.
Pandemic Casts a Shadow Over Today's Big Rail Line Opening in Denver
The N Line between Denver and its northern suburbs opens today to the public, but N Line trains are expected to carry far fewer passengers, and lower frequencies, than originally planned.
Drastic Transit Layoffs Planned in Denver Area to Offset Budget Deficit
As Colorado's Regional Transportation District plans for the 2021 budget, over 800 jobs could be cut as in attempts to regain financial losses caused by the coronavirus.
Facing Driver Shortage, Denver RTD Backs Off Proposed Service Reductions
Transit planners are rethinking a December proposal to eliminate and reduce transit service in response to a shortage of drivers in the Denver area.
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.
Reimagining Transit in the Denver Region
The Reimagine RTD initiative will imagine the future of transit service in the Denver region. Already a debate has begun about which direction the RTD should take.
Uber Says Denver Transit Riders Are Buying Tickets Through Its App
Denver travelers can now access transit schedules and purchase tickets through the Uber app. Uber says increased ticket sales show that integrating rideshare and transit makes sense.
Reduced Fares Available for Low-Income Transit Riders in the Denver Area
The LiVE program (short for "live you best life") offers 40 percent discounts on transit rides for qualifying riders.
Uber Partners With Transit in Denver
Uber is making it easier for travelers to access transit by offering the option to purchase tickets through its app.
G-Line Commuter Rail Opens Today, Connecting Denver to Suburbs
A new commuter line is open today in Denver, after facing challenges and delays that continue to plague other previously opened rail lines in the region.
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