Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Denver, CO 80202


About Regional Transportation District (RTD)


1600 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

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RTD provides transit services to the Denver region. 

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Denver RTD's Zero Fare for Better Air program reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Dec. 1, 2023
The Zero Fare for Better Air brought on a reduction of approximately 9 million vehicle miles traveled during July and August by encouraging the use of public transit.
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Denver RTD begins switching light-rail vehicle seats to vinyl

Nov. 29, 2023
As opposed to fabric seats, vinyl seats can be wiped down easily and need to be replaced less often.

CDOT launches BRT program

The BRT program will help to reduce delays and provide efficient transportation for Denver, Colo.
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Safety & Security

City of Denver seeing improvements brought on by partnership with Denver RTD

Nov. 6, 2023
The Denver RTD partnered with the city and county of Denver in early 2022 to better understand the needs of the community it serves.
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Denver RTD to begin maintenance work on commuter rail track

Oct. 24, 2023
Denver RTD has initiated a rail track maintenance program to correct shifted and unsettled ballasts beneath commuter tracks.

Denver RTD reports Zero Fare for Better Air initiative increases ridership

Oct. 20, 2023
The two-month Zero Fare for Better Air initiative brought Denver RTD's ridership back to pre-COVID 19 numbers.
RTD completes annual comprehensive agency activity survey for 2023

Denver RTD completes annual comprehensive agency activity survey

Oct. 17, 2023
The survey findings indicate 76 percent of bus customers and 78 percent of rail customers are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with Denver RTD services. Additionally, the percentage...
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Crowds on an N Line platform.

RTD celebrates third anniversary and success of the N Line

Sept. 25, 2023
The line has operated more than 1 million revenue miles since public service began.
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Denver RTD selects eight projects to receive Partnership Program funding

Sept. 11, 2023
The Partnership Program launched in June and provides local governments and transportation management associations/organizations funding for services or enhancements that complement...
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Denver RTD contracts WSP USA to transition RTD's facilities and fixed-route fleet to low/no-emission operations

Aug. 28, 2023
This plan will guide RTD’s future decisions as the agency transitions to low/no emissions and will consider recommendations for facilities, fixed-route services by fleet type,...

Articles & News

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RTD is suspending service on its L Line for 20 days to complete a rail maintenance project.

Summer rail maintenance: Updates from Denver RTD, NFTA and SEPTA

July 13, 2023
The agencies are all undertaking maintenance projects in July to limit the number of riders impacted by construction, while performing work that will improve service and safety...
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Rider experience improvements from Denver RTD, VIA Metropolitan Transit

May 9, 2023
Denver RTD has introduced predicted arrival times into its Next Ride IVR system while VIA Metropolitan Transit has made transit ticketing available for Uber users in San Antonio...
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Chessy Brady, AICP, Transit-Oriented Development Manager, Regional Transportation District of Denver
40 Under 40

2022 40 Under 40: Chessy Brady, AICP

Aug. 23, 2022
Chessy Brady, AICP, Transit-Oriented Development Manager, Regional Transportation District of Denver
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RTD General Manager and CEO Debra A. Johnson, left, and ATU 1001 President and Business Agent Lance Longenbohn sign a new three-year CBA between RTD and ATU 1001 on March 18.

RTD and ATU 1001 finalize three-year labor agreement

The new CBA includes wage increases, improved retirement benefits and a modified work week, where practicable, among other beneficial changes.
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The project included investments along a nine-mile stretch of Colfax Avenue between Broadway in Denver to I-225 in Aurora.
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RTD of Denver completes 15L Improvement Project

The project saw investments to improve shelters and operations and will save riders up to two minutes in travel time.
In a photo taken in 2017 (pre-COVID), TriMet bus operator Celina Kuder is shown.

Is transit recruitment a question of throwing the right amount of money at a problem?

Nov. 30, 2021
Several agencies are offering up significant hiring bonuses to qualified recruits including operators and mechanics.
Three screenshots showing Transit Royale features including a leaderboard, left, home screen, center and celebrity status, right.
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Transit launches subscription-based Royale

Aug. 19, 2021
The $24.99 per year option will be available in cities where Transit does not have an existing partnership with a transit agency and will roll out to partner agencies in 2022....
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Phil Washington has been appointed to be CEO of Denver International Airport.

Phil Washington set to return to Denver to head up airport

Washington would begin in July pending approval from the Denver City Council.
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U.S. transit industry joining forces for #SavePublicTransit day on Dec. 15

Dec. 15, 2020
The industry is urging Congress to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to U.S. transit systems.
Denver RTD CEO and General Manager Debra Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference held Nov. 9.

Debra Johnson begins history-making tenure as Denver’s first female transit chief

Nov. 10, 2020
Johnson pledged to use her more than 25 years of her transit leadership experience to make RTD “the best that it possibly can be.”

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Fare Collection

Denver RTD Board of Directors adopts new fare structure

July 27, 2023
The new fare structure aims to remove barriers to transit access and reconciling longstanding concerns from customers and the community regarding the high cost and complexity ...
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Denver RTD resumes work on scheduled maintenance along the E, H and R lines south of I-25 Broadway Station

July 20, 2023
The maintenance project to repair coping panels along I-25 was temporarily paused to address network communications issues and accommodate the high volume of customers using the...
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Fare Collection

Denver City Council approves intergovernmental agreement between DEN and Denver RTD to expand transit access

July 3, 2023
The agreement will provide the lowest EcoPass rate for all concessionaire (shop and restaurant) employees at DEN.
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Safety & Security

Denver RTD Board of Directors adopts revisions to Customer Code of Conduct

June 29, 2023
Now branded as Respect the Ride, the Customer Code of Conduct provides guidelines for creating a safe, convenient and enjoyable experience for all customers.

Denver RTD releases Call for Projects program

June 5, 2023
The program provides $2 million available annually for projects that will help improve mobility and provides an opportunity for local governments and Transportation Management...

Denver RTD selects MTM Transit to operate Access-a-Ride paratransit service

May 23, 2023
Under the contract, which goes live on July 1 and holds a term of three years, MTM Transit anticipates performing 25 percent of Access-a-Ride service.
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Denver RTD celebrates 10-year anniversary of opening of W Line

April 28, 2023
Since opening, the line has carried approximately 36.7 million customers and traveled an estimated 18,986,000 mile

Denver RTD begins program to resurface commuter rail track along N Line

April 19, 2023
The resurfaced commuter rail track will go from Union Station to Eastlake 124th Station in Thornton; the work is expected to take a month to complete.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Denver RTD Board to consider proposal regarding development of a low/no-emission facilities and fleet transition plan

April 11, 2023
The plan includes the development of a transition feasibility study and a facilities and fleet transition strategy.