Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one city for public transportation, the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) is taking action to continue that ranking by upgrading its bus fleet.
The RTD, which provides 100 million passenger trips annually to the Denver metro region, has taken delivery of 54 MCI Commuter Coaches from Motor Coach Industries.
RTD’s new commuter coaches are each equipped with a wheelchair lift, ACTIA multiplex system with an ergonomic driver dash and the latest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions. All together, Denver RTD has more than 1,000 buses in its fleet. The newest coaches are replacing an equivalent number of 1998 MCI D-models.
Denver received its top ranking in a report by U.S. News and World Report, which took into account per capita spending on public transportation, number of safety incidents per million trips, and the number of trips taken per capita. Denver was also ranked among the top 40 cities in the 2012 Urban Mobility report released by Texas A&M University.