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RTD Citizens Advisory Committee welcomes new members

The Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recently welcomed five new members. The 17-member CAC is comprised of residents from around the region, representing a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and professional experiences. 

Congratulations

Improve Your Commute

Using Real-Time Data to Improve Your Commute

As we get our region moving again, transit riders are looking for the best options to plan their daily commute, while remaining safe. This leads to the question, “How is RTD improving its methods of delivering real-time information to better serve its riders?” 

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A reflection on inclusion

Hindsight is 20/20. In optometric terms, having 20/20 vision means you have perfect visual acuity and the ability to see the sharpness of objects. The term is used loosely for seeing things exactly as they are.

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Juneteenth

Friday, June 19, marks Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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RTD employees take on new roles amid pandemic

Since COVID-19 hit, RTD is far from doing business as usual. The agency has had to adapt to the pandemic in creative ways. One way is having newly hired light rail operators clean light rail cars on the line.

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To our riders: thank you

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.

Thank You!

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What Sustainability Means to Richard Rost

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.

Meet Richard

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What Sustainability Means to RTD

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.

What We are About

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To Operators, with Love

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. 

Thank you for your service

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Maintenance of Way employee maps his way to success

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.

Meet Daniel

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RTD bus operators learn more about service animals

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.

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RTD’s K-9 unit grows

RTD has added to its K-9 unit to enable more coverage of the agency’s morning and evening commute times. Meet Officer Corey Averill and Max. They join current RTD K-9 handler Amy Homyak and her charge, Thor. 

Meet Max

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Meet Thor, RTD’s K-9

Did you know that RTD has had a K-9 unit for almost three years? It’s headed by Transit Police Sgt. and K-9 Handler Amy Homyak. Her charge is Thor, a 5-year-old English cream golden retriever. 

Meet Thor

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Thank you RTD operators!

RTD bus and light rail operators do an amazing job transporting our passengers to their destinations, day in and day out. It’s a challenging job, but they do it well. And, our passengers appreciate it. 

Thank you!