Public meetings and outreach events begin today for RTD’s May service change
Most proposed modifications are part of a plan to address the ongoing operator shortage
DENVER (Feb. 12, 2020) – Starting today, public meetings and outreach events for the Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s May service change will take place across RTD’s service district, providing the community with close to three dozen in-person opportunities to learn more about and weigh in on modifications to the agency’s bus, rail and special services.
The majority of changes that have been proposed for May are part of a service reduction plan to address RTD’s ongoing bus and rail operator shortage. These modifications will help the agency better align its service with its current level of staffing, bringing relief to employees and providing riders with more reliable service.
The public can provide input about the proposed May service change through March 5. Multiple avenues are available: by attending any of 18 public meetings, from Feb. 19 through March 5; by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or by faxing comments to 303-299-2227. In addition, RTD staff will be at 15 stations this month to provide information about the public meetings. The first station outreach event is at 4 p.m. today at Littleton/Downtown Station, 5777 S. Prince St.
For more details about the May service change, including a complete schedule of public meetings and service outreach events, as well as a full list of proposed changes, click here. Because meeting dates and times are subject to change, please check RTD’s website for the latest details.
To further understand how RTD considers making changes to its service – and to watch a video featuring service planners discussing the process – click here.
RTD’s Board of Directors will consider all public comments about the May service change before taking action on it in March. Modifications take effect on May 17.