Public meetings begin next week for RTD’s January service change

Starting next Wednesday, Oct. 7, public meetings for the Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s January service change will take place, providing the community with four virtual opportunities to learn more about and weigh in on modifications to the agency’s bus, rail and special services.

The changes for January 2021 are being proposed in response to a continued decrease in ridership; to rebalance service, to meet the demands of routes with the highest ridership; and to suspend underperforming service, to allow for more service on routes with increased ridership. RTD is currently operating under a COVID-19 service plan, providing about 40% less service than in January 2020.

The public can provide input about the proposed January service change through Oct. 14. Multiple avenues are available: by participating in any of the virtual public meetings, on Oct. 7, 8, 10 and 12; by emailing [email protected]; by calling 303-299-2004; or by faxing comments to 303-299-2227.

All four public meetings will be conducted through Microsoft Teams, which allows people to participate using their computer or mobile device or by calling in. During these meetings, RTD’s service planning staff will highlight the proposed service changes and field questions from the public. All feedback will be reviewed and taken into consideration as RTD prepares the final service plan. 

Complete details about the January service change, and how to participate in these public meetings, are located on this RTD webpage. Presentations about the proposed changes will be recorded in English and Spanish and posted on this page for public review.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7: 6 p.m. (English)
  • Thursday, Oct. 8: Noon (English)
  • Saturday, Oct. 10: 10:30 a.m. (English)
  • Monday, Oct. 12: 6 p.m. (Spanish)

Because meeting dates and times are subject to change, please check RTD’s website for the latest details.

To review recent changes RTD has made to its service, visit the Service Changes webpage. To watch a video made pre-pandemic that features RTD service planners discussing the service change process, click here.

RTD’s Board of Directors will consider all public comments about the January service change before taking final action on it Oct. 27. Modifications take effect on Jan. 10.