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 extends bus operator training program to 12 weeks

May 10, 2024
The additional three weeks of the program provides bus operators with more hands-on training across all divisions, including route familiarization and night driving.
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Denver RTD’s East Colfax Avenue BRT project completes NEPA review process

April 25, 2024
The agency can now request FTA CIG funds to construct the 9.9-mile BRT project that will connect Union Station in downtown Denver, Colo., to the R Line Colfax Station in Aurora...
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Safety & Security

Denver RTD Transit Police Department to begin 24/7 staffing May 5

April 23, 2024
The additional officers will help Denver RTD’s Transit PD proactively address other problems on bus and rail vehicles, as well as situations at stops and stations around the district...
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Denver RTD awards Transit Assistance Grants to 181 organizations

April 9, 2024
Each selected organization will receive $50,000 to support individuals who need a reliable transportation option to support emergent or immediate need.
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Mobile Applications

Denver RTD, mobility partners launch pilot project to integrate trip planning across Denver RTD transit services.

April 5, 2024
Through the Transit app, customers can purchase fares and plan trips with end-to-end travel connections via Denver RTD and its mobility partners.

FTA awards $17.6 million in competitive grant funding for transit-oriented development projects

The grants will be going to 20 communities in 16 states to help communities develop local plans to encourage ridership by developing housing and businesses near transit corridors...
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Safety & Security

Denver RTD continues to recruit police officers to transit police department

March 26, 2024
The agency has sworn in 56 police officers after only having 19 in August 22; the goal is to reach 119 officers on staff by the end of 2024.
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Safety & Security

Denver RTD launches 90-day elevator safety pilot program

March 18, 2024
The pilot program will limit illegal activities and address long-standing complaints from customers on select elevator locations at high-usage rail stations.
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Denver RTD's downtown light-rail reconstruction project to begin in May

Feb. 29, 2024
In the first phase of Denver RTD's reconstruction project, at-grade rail and street intersections will be reconstructed on 15th and Stout St., 17th and Stout St., 15th and California...
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Bicycle & Scooter Sharing

Denver RTD adds new bike lockers to Aurora Metro Center, Iliff stations

Feb. 16, 2024
The bike lockers differ from those at other Denver RTD stations, as they provide customers with a short-term solution for bike storage.

Articles & News

Denver RTD
Safety & Security

Six transit agencies join federal ‘The Challenge to Save Lives from Overdose’ initiative

March 19, 2024
Denver RTD, BART, NJ Transit Police, SEPTA and WMATA train and equip officers with Narcan while MBTA is working to make Narcan available at all Red Line Heavy Rail Stations.
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Safety & Security

Denver RTD sees success with safety programs to help protect operators and help with mental health

Feb. 26, 2024
The agency has installed new safety shields to protect operators from riders, as well as instituted a mental health clinician and homeless outreach coordinator on its systems ...
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Fare Collection

Denver RTD, SamTrans, Ozark Regional Transit to implement new fare structures in 2024

Dec. 28, 2023
The changes to fare structures by the three agencies will help make paying for public transit simpler and more accessible.
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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.
Shelters, Benches and Equipment

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.
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Mobile Applications

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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Denver RTD
Seating, Fabrics and Flooring

Denver RTD transitioning MallRide vehicle seats from fabric to vinyl

Jan. 31, 2024
The new seats will enhance the overall customer experience, as they can be wiped down easily and take less time for employees to clean.
Safety & Security

Denver RTD highlights Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Jan. 19, 2024
Dever RTD is recognizing Human Trafficking Prevention Month by implementing an anti-trafficking ad campaign across its transit services.
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Denver RTD launches Transit Assistance Grant program

Jan. 8, 2024
The new grant program will award funds to agencies that present the most need as a nonprofit with the requirement of participating in annual eligibility and documentation process...
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Denver Regional Council of Governments to lead South Boulder Road Study

Jan. 3, 2024
In partnership with Boulder County, the cities of Boulder, Lafayette and Louisville and Denver RTD, the goal of the study is to develop a shared vision for the corridor by identifying...
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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.