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Veterans, thank you for your service

On Nov. 11 of each year and every day, RTD honors the contributions of the millions of U.S. military veterans called to serve our country. Our agency appreciates the discipline, leadership and teamwork they bring to their work throughout RTD, benefiting their colleagues and the communities they serve.

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Elevator at RTD’s 41st•Fox Station closed for maintenance Wednesday morning

RTD will repair elevator glass at the 41st•Fox Station from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20. During this time, the elevator on the Inca Street side of the pedestrian bridge will be out of service. The elevator on Fox Street will remain in service. Work to repair glass on the Fox Street side that was originally planned for Wednesday will take place later this year.

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Rafael Gutierrez PWMP

Meet one of the people who move people: Rafael Gutierrez

To know Rafael Gutierrez is to know the wisdom, skills and life lessons imparted by dozens of people over his decades-long career in railroading. Studying a 26-year-old photo of the first team he ever had, Gutierrez looks at each face and delivers his recollections in a staccato rhythm.

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Transportation & Construction Girl Day

Transportation & Construction Girl Day returns in person

Drones. Heavy equipment. A hulking tow truck for buses. Paint, flight and excavator simulators. For the more than 300 young women attending Transportation & Construction Girl Day on Tuesday, the exhibits scattered across the Jefferson County Fairgrounds presented a carnival of discoveries.

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Montbello Bus Stop Improvements

On Sept. 28, the City and County of Denver and RTD began work to upgrade 21 bus stops in the Montbello neighborhood to make the stops more accessible and safer for everyone.

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RTD Diesel Technology (DTECH) graduates pose with a diesel engine

RTD celebrates innovative partnership with Front Range Community College to attract and prepare new talent

On Aug. 26, five students successfully completed RTD Diesel Technology (DTECH) training classes and graduated from the program. The DTECH training is offered through a collaborative effort between RTD and Front Range Community College. The training teaches students specialized diesel repair skills and prepares them for successful careers as diesel mechanics with RTD.

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RTD marks one year of N Line service

RTD celebrates completion of one year of operation for its N Line commuter rail service. Since beginning operations on Sept. 21, 2020, N Line trains have traveled more than 310,000 in-service miles between Union Station and Eastlake•124th Station in Thornton.

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ZEB Conference

RTD general manager welcomes ZEB Conference attendees

Hundreds of people from around the world converged in Denver this week for the 2021 International Zero Emission Bus Conference, providing an opportunity for professionals to learn from one another in their fleet electrification efforts.

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Justin Adams PWMP

Meet one of the people who move people: Justin Adams

As a Commuter Rail Track Maintainer, Justin Adams preserves RTD's critical infrastructure on the N Line to ensure the smooth passage of customers every day. "The job is very rewarding," Justin says with enthusiasm. "I learn something new every day and you can physically see everything that you just accomplished for that day.

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RTD takes next big step in fare study, equity analysis

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announced today that it is seeking proposals for consultant support for its systemwide fare study and equity analysis, putting the agency on track to develop an equitable fare structure and recommendations for pass programs by late 2022 and implement any changes in 2023.

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College football fans: RTD is your best ride to the CU vs Texas A&M game

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) offers a variety of safe and reliable services to reach Empower Field at Mile High Stadium to see the University of Colorado (CU) Buffaloes play the Texas A&M Aggies at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Several local bus routes are available, and light rail lines directly serve the stadium.

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RTD L Line track replacement work begins this weekend

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, RTD crews will repair and replace one of the oldest sections of track on the RTD light rail system, at 20th•Welton Station. While work is underway, the L Line will not operate through Tuesday, Sept. 21. Service will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 22.  

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Snowplow roadeo

RTD employees test their skills at snowplow roadeo

While the first snowfall of the season could still be many weeks away, some among us think about snow all the time. One fun way to demonstrate such knowledge is through RTD’s snowplow roadeo, which drew 12 two-person teams to compete last week.

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September Service Changes 2021

RTD September service changes take effect September 5

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is implementing service changes on Sunday, Sept. 5. RTD is reinstating several routes thanks to feedback from customers who participated in the customer input phase of the service change. Routes being reinstated include the 0L, 3L, 116X, CV, EV and P. 

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RTD and Denver take key step in seeking funding for Colfax BRT project

RTD, in collaboration with the City and County of Denver, is taking another step forward in its efforts to bring Bus Rapid Transit to East Colfax Avenue. The organizations have requested approval for entry into the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Small Starts project development phase to be considered for up to $100 million in funding for the project.

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Meet one of the people who move people: Paul Gaschler

Paul was out there in any kind of weather, with paper in hand, giving customers information, helping bus operators navigate this temporary set-up, making sure the buses got to the right locations. He ensured the proper timing and monitored that the planned times were working appropriately – all of which were not easy tasks.

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RTD hiring bus and train operators, mechanics

RTD is looking for more than a few good people to operate and repair its vehicles. Many employers are recruiting workers, but the agency is confident that it is a workplace of choice. With RTD, employees have the opportunity to serve their community and grow their career, while making a good income.  

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Weekend work at Union Station to impact RTD commuter rail service 8/21-8/22

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will conduct routine maintenance and inspections on tracks 2, 4 and 7 at Denver Union Station that will impact commuter rail service on multiple rail lines this weekend. Service on the N Line to and from Union Station will be interrupted over a 48-hour period beginning Saturday and continuing through the end of service on Sunday.

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National Night Out 2021

National Night Out celebration generates good discussion 

Members of RTD’s Transit Police Department took part Tuesday, Aug. 3, in a National Night Out celebration in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood, with more than 100 people coming out to meet their neighbors, speak with law enforcement and get to know their elected officials.

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Addressing Service to the Adams County Justice Center

Having accurate information in the proper context is the key to clear understanding, which is the intent of this new vehicle to clarify facts and information about current RTD issues. One issue that deserves clearing up at this time involves RTD service to the Adams County Justice Center.

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RTD A-Line

A Line Temporary Service Disruption from 7/31 to 8/1

Due to routine maintenance, there will be no rail service on the Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) University of Colorado A Line between the Peoria and Denver Airport stations Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 1. The University of Colorado A Line will continue to operate between Union Station and Peoria Station while the maintenance takes place. Regular service will resume on Monday, Aug. 2.

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Notice of Budget

Notice is hereby given that a Proposed Amended Budget will be submitted to the RTD Board of Directors for the current year of 2021.

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Train Station News Stop

Regional Transporation District Getting People Back to Work

RTD's Manager of Staffing and Recruiting Roger Vesley, Service Planner and Scheduler Cooper Langdon, Transit Oriented Development Manager Chessy Brady and Deputy Police Chief Steve Martingano speak with El Semenario's Chris Fresquez about how RTD is hiring bus operators and mechanics, how ridership is doing post-pandemic, safety and security on RTD's system and transit-oriented development. 

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Items in RTD’s Lost and Found might surprise you! What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever lost? What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever found? Well, we’re pretty sure RTD has you beat. Among the most unusual items found on RTD property include a screen door, golf clubs, bathroom sink and scuba gear.

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RTD welcomes customers for MLB All-Star events

RTD is ramping up to welcome local and national spectators to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game activities. Rail lines are an easily accessible option for reaching the downtown area and the Coors Field ballpark. As with any major event where RTD is moving large amounts of people at one time, there will be a certain amount of waiting, so patience and planning will be essential. 

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Service Disruption at County Line

RTD light rail maintenance work to temporarily suspend service on E and R lines June 26-27. Bus shuttles will be provided; customers should consider alternate stations for travel

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Denver’s Ready to welcome you back

RTD joined the City & County of Denver, the Downtown Denver Partnership and a growing list of partners to communicate that Denver’s Ready – to welcome people back to the city responsibly, to encourage a return to offices and to invite a reconnection with the places and spaces that make Denver

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RTD to begin systemwide fare study, equity analysis next month

Recognizing that its fare structure is one of the most expensive in the transit industry, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) this summer is embarking on a comprehensive, systemwide study of its fares and a fare equity analysis to ensure that the agency is doing all it can to make its services more accessible.

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RTD 2021 Agency Profile and Facts available online

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) ’s 2021 Agency Profile and Facts is now available on the RTD website. The document is a year-in-review of how the agency responded during the extraordinary year of the pandemic and a look-ahead to some highlights in the coming months.

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Gwendolyn Baldwin, RTD Parts Clerk

RTD Celebrates Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the U.S. since 1987. This year, RTD will celebrate by profiling women throughout the agency.

Women of RTD

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Thank You, RTD Employees!

It was all hands on deck this weekend as a blizzard blasted the Denver metro area. RTD thanks its employees for being out there weathering the storm.

Thank You!

PWMP Suna Karabay

Meet one of the people who move people: Suna Karabay

The bus operator, a native of Turkey, has driven the route 15L along Colfax Avenue since she joined RTD eight years ago. She is a touchstone for the thousands of people she has served, and believes that “the way you spread your energy, that really matters. Everybody can sense it, because we’re all made of energy.”

Meet Suna

2020 Year in Review: Moving the region through a global pandemic

Video: RTD End of Year 2020

2020 was a year like no other, but RTD employees suited up and showed up every day,  exhibiting  how important RTD is to the community. This video celebrates the tremendous job RTD employees did during a challenging time. As RTD reached several milestones last year, each one reminded us that a vision can still become a reality. There are reasons to hope. And with that hope, we look ahead to the next chapter. To welcoming back more customers. To provide safe, reliable, and steadfast transit. To get our region moving again.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking

RTD commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 92nd birthday. As a public transportation agency, it’s worth noting that the event that brought Dr. King into the forefront of the non-violent civil rights movement started on a bus when a young woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.

We Celebrate Him