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Stop, Look, and Listen: RTD observes Rail Safety Week, Sept. 18-24

RTD Regional Transportation District (RTD) is observing North American Rail Safety Week, Sept. 18-24. Every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train and more than 2,100 people are injured or killed annually in crossings and trespassing incidents in North America.

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Rad Things (to) Do - September 2023

September is the ideal time of the year to get outside and enjoy the best of what Denver has to offer… and Denver is offering something for literally everyone this month in this insanely stacked edition of Rad Things (to) Do!

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Snow(plow) skills: 2023 Snowplow Roadeo champions crowned

Last Friday, 12 teams of RTD snowplow operators took to the pavement of District Shops to compete in the annual RTD Snowplow Roadeo. After a thrilling day of competition, champions were crowned and a team has been chosen to represent the agency at the APWA National Snow & Ice Show and National Snow Roadeo in September.

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RTD A Line maintenance work to affect boarding and service Aug. 22-23

A portion of RTD's A Line trains will be single-tracked between 38th•Blake and Central Park stations beginning at 8 p.m. on Aug. 22 and continuing through the end of service on Aug. 23 to accommodate concrete repairs at 40th•Colorado Station. Service and schedules will be adjusted while crews conduct the repairs. Customers will be directed to board on Track 2 at affected stations.

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‘The dog is going with us’

Bus operator John Saenz used his best judgment last month during an afternoon storm, when a dog frightened by the thunder headed straight for his bus. He successfully brought the animal back to its owner after a two-hour ride.

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Champions crowned at the 2023 Light Rail Rodeo

On Saturday, Aug. 5, RTD’s finest light rail operators and mechanics put their skills to the test in the 2023 RTD Light Rail Rodeo. The event returned after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and kicked off the annual ro(a)deo season for the agency. For some operators and mechanics, it was a welcome return to normalcy.

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¡Viva! Streets and ¡Viva! RTD: Spreading the word about Zero Fare

¡Viva! Streets Denver is a community-focused street festival that was held on four Sundays in May through August. Approximately 3.5 miles of Broadway in Denver were closed to vehicular traffic, allowing bikers and walkers to use the roads safely. The RTD Community Engagement Team attended the final installment of this year’s event on Sunday, Aug. 6.

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RTD and local leaders announce launch of Zero Fare for Youth at event today

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announced the launch of the Zero Fare for Youth program at an event alongside local leaders. The initiative, a key recommendation resulting from the agency’s most recent fare study and equity analysis, was approved last month by the RTD Board of Directors. The one-year pilot program will allow youth ages 19 and younger to ride all RTD services at no cost from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2024.

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Rad Things (to) Do - Concerts

Rad Things (to) Do - Zero Fare for Better Air 2023

Zero Fare for Better Air continues this month! With all RTD services offered at zero fare, it has never been a better time to use RTD to get to the incredible number of concerts, plays and festivals taking place in the 303 during the rest of August.

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RTD cruises to Louisville's Touch-A-Truck event

Touch-a-Truck events allow vehicle fanatics a chance to get up close to specialty vehicles of all sizes. On June 3, RTD attended the City of Louisville’s Touch-A-Truck event to help spread the word about RTD’s mission to make lives better through connections.

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Rad Things (to) Do - June 2023

While June is nearing its halfway point, it feels like the events are just starting to pick up. Check out all the sports, concerts and festivals going down the rest of June within walking distance from a RTD bus stop or rail station in this month’s Rad Things (to) Do!  

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May 2023 service changes effective May 28, 2023

May's service changes are now in effect

On Sunday, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) implemented service changes to select local, regional and FlexRide bus routes. Additionally, the agency’s Customer Care Telephone Information Center reopened on Sundays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., allowing customers to contact an RTD information specialist seven days a week.   

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RTD hiring fair at Denver workforce center has been postponed

With the city and county of Denver having closed operations at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building until further notice, RTD is postponing the three-day hiring fair originally planned for today through Wednesday at the workforce center inside the building. More details will be shared when new event dates have been determined.

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Rad Things (to) Do - May 2023

May is here, bringing with it so many things to do around Denver that it may seem overwhelming to decide what to do next. That is why RTD has done the heavy lifting and compiled a list of fun things to do, just steps away from a bus stop or rail station in this month’s Rad Things (to) Do!

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W Line marks a milestone with 10 years of service today

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the W Line opening. What began with a ceremonial “pulling” of the old Associated Railroad trolley tracks in May 2007 in Lakewood, evolved into the 12.1-mile connection from Golden in Jefferson County through Lakewood to Denver.

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RTD celebrates Earth Day 2023

Nature is important to many Colorado residents. With the state’s abundant natural wonders, Earth Day is an excellent reminder of the importance of sustainability and maintaining our quality of life. The official theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet.”

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RTD cheers on the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Playoffs

After suffering the heartbreak of defeat in last year’s National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs, the Denver Nuggets are back to claim what is theirs. Standing on the precipice of immortality, the Nuggets are ready to claim the Larry O’Brien trophy and let the entire basketball world know that the NBA runs through the Mile High City.

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Rad Things (to) Do - April 2023

The sights and sounds of spring are in the air, bringing with them longer and warmer days, tempting everyone to head outside from their winter shelters and start sneezing like mad because it is peak allergy season. That’s why it’s best to wait out the allergies and stay inside and enjoy some of the best concerts, sports and family events the Front Range has to offer. Check out all the Rad Things (to) Do in April!

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Meet Tasha Clavo: ‘I was born to help people’

The dedicated men and women of RTD are the heartbeat of our agency. The spirit of helping others runs deep for bus operator Tasha Clavo. A Denver native, she grew up tending to the needs of her neighbors and continues today with customers on her route.

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RTD adjusts Route 402L during US 85 improvements

Beginning Monday, March 13, and lasting through 2025, RTD will close seven bus stops along Route 402L between County Line Road and Highlands Ranch Parkway during work by Douglas County to improve the US 85 corridor. The route will remain in service.

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Veterans, explore your next mission at RTD

RTD values the service and skills developed during your military experience. Qualities like determination, team building, leadership and confidence will allow you to make a difference in your community as a member of our team.

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Public feedback inspires improved paver design for the 16th Street Mall transitway and pedestrian walkways

Denver’s first major upgrade in nearly 40 years to the 16th Street Mall will feature a new granite paver system that honors the mall’s iconic original design by I.M. Pei and Olin. A primary driver for the project is the need to address the mall’s deteriorating infrastructure, specifically the granite paver system, which resulted in disruptions to the transit system and cost more than a million dollars annually to maintain.

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RTD: Rad Things (to) Do - March 2023

March is the month when humans start to emerge from the warmth of their homes like a grizzly bear who just woke up from hibernation. Hints of warm weather permeate the air. Trees start budding. The Canadian geese are finally heading back home. The snow is… well, the snow is still around. However, the best part of March (aside from how much snow the ski resorts get) is the fantastic variety of events that happen around the city.

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RTD visits Eldora on Presidents Day

On Monday, representatives from RTD visited Eldora Mountain Resort to talk with skiers and snowboarders about how to beat the traffic, avoid weekend single occupancy vehicle parking fees and ditch the fight for parking spots by taking the Route NB2.

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RTD celebrates Winter Bike to Work Day

On the second Friday in February, cyclists around the world gear up for a winter bike ride to work. This year, RTD participated in the international Winter Bike to Work Day event by cheering bike riders as they pedaled through Civic Center Park in Downtown Denver.

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Roman Kozlov

Meet Roman Kozlov: 'We achieve more as a team'

The dedicated men and women of RTD are the heartbeat of our agency. Division Supervisor Roman Kozlov knows there is strength in numbers and values the work his team provides the community. Their biggest cheerleader, he fosters an environment that promotes camaraderie and purpose to serve.

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RTD: Rad Things (to) Do - February 2023

Buses and trains aren’t only for commuting back and forth between the house and the office, but also offer an easy way to get to concerts, sporting events, theatrical performances and much, much more. Check out some of the rad things to do around the district this month that are accessible via RTD services!

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RTD leaders participate in Moving People Forward conference

RTD staff participated in Bicycle Colorado’s annual Moving People Forward Conference on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Held in Downtown Denver, the theme for this year’s inclusive conference was “critical measures.” The keynote presentation was delivered by Charles T.

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RTD MyRide is RTD's new fare payment system.

With new and improved features and tools, RTD MyRide offers customers more convenience and flexibility than ever before. Featuring updated RTD MyRide app with mobile MyRide barcode, new validators with scan and tap functionality, improved data processing and security, and fare capping ensures customers never pay more than they should!

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RTD joins MLK Marade in 2023

On Monday, January 16, RTD Board Director Julien Bouquet and RTD staff from across the agency marched in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Marade. Extending nearly three miles, thousands of marchers walked from City Park to Civic Center Park to celebrate the work of Dr. King, Jr.

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Leave the car at home and let RTD be the connection to the slopes

It took Old Man Winter some time to arrive this season, but now winter is in full swing and the snow is piling up at the ski resorts. The new snow, combined with the seasonal increase of out-of-state tourists and thousands of Coloradans eager to get their fill of fresh powder, means that I-70 risks turning into a gigantic parking lot for the next several weeks.

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January service changes take effect Sunday, Jan. 8

RTD will implement service changes to select light rail lines and local, regional and FlexRide bus routes. These changes are the first to support RTD’s System Optimization Plan (SOP), which prioritizes a regionally focused, high-quality transit network that delivers strong connectivity to equity communities and transit-supportive land use corridors.

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