Passengers should check the latest schedules for new COVID-19 service change that began Sunday
As a reminder service changes began Sunday across the RTD network of bus, rail and special services in response to a decrease in ridership resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Passengers should check schedules for the latest on the COVID-19 service plan webpage.
RTD ridership has dropped significantly as a result of the stay-at-home orders enacted to address the spread of coronavirus. The weekend levels of service approved reduce service by about 40% from prior levels and may remain in effect through Sept. 20, the next planned change.
RTD will continue to evaluate ridership and service needs and reinstate service across its system as demand warrants and ridership returns. As service is restored, changes will move from Saturday and Sunday service to the service levels outlined in the May service change.
Further changes that began Sunday – made in coordination with Denver Transit Partners, the concessionaire managing RTD’s three operational commuter rail lines – reduce frequency on the B and G Lines. Frequency on the B Line, which serves Denver and Westminster, changes to every hour, from every 30 minutes. Trains on the G Line, serving Denver, Adams County, Arvada and Wheat Ridge, will run every 30 minutes, as opposed to every 15 minutes.
Previous service levels will continue on RTD’s University of Colorado A Line, the commuter rail line connecting downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. This will maintain a vital link for airport employees and those who must fly in and out of DIA.
Social distancing is even more important as service levels are reduced. RTD is taking steps to ensure social distancing across the system, including limiting the number of riders to approximately 15 passengers per bus, 20 on larger buses and 30 on rail cars. If necessary, buses will bypass stops if social distancing limits are reached. Buses will be added to the most popular routes and staged in those areas as available. In addition, the public is being asked to use good judgment in deciding whether to board any vehicle. Passengers are also encouraged to wear masks when travelling on RTD for the safety of RTD operators and other passengers.