Safety Compliance Officer Matt Cross used his COVID‐19 pandemic stay-at-home requirement time to complete a decades-long project.
This last year has been difficult. Due to the operator shortage, we had to cancel trips often with little notice. This was a major inconvenience, particularly for light rail commuters. With the COVID-19 pandemic, ridership has declined 70%, necessitating a 40% reduction in service.
How many times have you been asked who you would pick to be stranded on a desert island with? Did you pick your closest friend or significant other? What about the person who makes you laugh the most? Odds are good that if you know Richard Rost, you would pick him.
Colorado is susceptible to drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the longest consecutive period of recorded drought in the state took place between 2001 and 2009 when we experienced it for 395 straight weeks.
During a time when we are all doing our part and staying home, going for a walk can help keep us physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. People are taking to the streets all over the metro area to dispel their cabin fever and feel a sense of normalcy.
We’ve all seen the rotating image of what it looks like to transport 200 people. The image of nearly 200 cars on the road embodies gridlock. As the image rotates you see that the same amount of passengers fit on three buses or alternately one train.
Almost daily, RTD gets asked about the cleaning of our buildings, buses and trains in light of the coronavirus.
Dear RTD Operators,
Today, March 18, is Transit Driver Appreciation Day. Words cannot express our gratitude for all that you do to reliably deliver riders to their destinations every day and night, but we’ll try.
RTD recently held an Innovation Fair to celebrate employees that have come up with new and better ways to get their jobs done. Several innovations were showcased that improve operations and the service we provide to our riders.
RTD’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) office within the agency’s Civil Rights Division partnered with Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR) to visit several bus divisions to demonstrate what a true, well-behaved service animal looks like.
From their Twitter feeds to their leather-bound planners, individuals and institutions are taking the turn of the New Year as a good time to reflect, recalibrate, reimagine.