Regional Transportation District Update: May 2021

RTD Begins Fare Study

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is embarking on a comprehensive, systemwide study of its fares and a fare equity analysis.

The process is expected to take, a minimum, 18 months and will be the first of its kind for RTD. It will include comprehensive public involvement to gain input and feedback from customers, local leaders and agency employees.

RTD follows a fare structure that was implemented in 2016, with fare levels in three categories: Local, Regional and Airport. The RTD Board approved revisions to the agency’s fare structure and pass programs in September 2018 that was implemented in 2019.

For more information, visit RTD’s website.

RTD Service Changes Begin Next Month

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will implement service changes to bus routes and rail lines on June 13.

To support modest increases in ridership, improve on-time performance and increase service reliability while accounting for required social distancing on vehicles per COVID-19.

To view the list of service changes, visit RTD online.

RTD Seeks Input from Public to Achieve Vision

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is working to create a long-term plan/vision for the agency. Reimagine RTD kicked off in late 2019 but was put on hold due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic until February.

Reimagine RTD provides an objective, data-driven process to engage customers, regional partners, employees and community members in a discussion about how to address challenges and to determine RTD’s role in meeting the long-term mobility needs of the region.

Two main elements of the planning effort include developing a near-term “System Optimization Plan” and creating a longer-term visionary “Mobility Plan for the Future.”

Currently, RTD is seeking input from the public to help develop a roadmap to achieve the vision set by RTD’s principles.

For more information, visit RTD online.

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