3 Things To Know

3 Things to Know


RTD’s GM and CEO contributed to White House roundtable on clean bus manufacturing

RTD General Manager and CEO Debra A. Johnson participated in a White House roundtable on clean bus manufacturing, Wednesday, Feb. 7. The White House, in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the American Public Transportation Association, hosted the roundtable.

Discussions focused on the U.S. capacity for manufacturing low-emission buses at the scale and pace needed to achieve national climate and equity goals as access to transit expands social and economic opportunities in communities, contributing to a market demand. Low- to zero-emission buses are more expensive to manufacture than diesel buses.

“It was an honor to join my peers for this timely, forward-focused discussion about the solutions that have been delivered – and the need to keep our collective gaze fixed far ahead as we determine the most suitable ways to broaden the introduction of this technology,” General Manager and CEO Debra A. Johnson said. “It is imperative that we ask the right questions, which will evolve over time with understanding and experience. RTD’s focus on being a strong community partner will continue to guide many of the considerations that were explored in the conversation this week.”

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RTD GM and CEO Debra A. Johnson- fourth row, far left - joined the White House roundtable on clean bus manufacturing, Feb. 7


Safer rides start with the Transit Watch App

RTD is committed to creating a welcoming transit environment that supports the personal safety, security and well-being of all customers. Download the Transit Watch smartphone application to report unwanted or illegal behavior or any suspicious activity discreetly or anonymously. Transit Watch Police Dispatch is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Using the Transit Watch app means RTD’s customers never ride alone, and all information received is quickly disseminated in real time for officers to address.


Denver Mayor Mike Johnston nominates candidate for District A vacancy

Denver Mayor Mike Johnston nominates Jaime Lewis to fill the vacancy on the RTD Board of Directors District A position. The position was vacated by Kate Williams on Jan. 12 due to illness. If approved by Denver City Council, Lewis will fill the vacancy through the end of 2024. In January 2025, a new director will be sworn in through the result of the November election. Lewis served as the chair of the RTD Advisory Committee of People with Disabilities from 2017 to 2022.

Jaime Lewis

By Tina Jaquez