RTD chief retires after 25 years of service to the agency

The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) General Manager and CEO Dave Genova has announced his voluntary retirement after a nearly 26-year career at the agency.

Mr. Genova notified the chair of the RTD Board of Directors, Doug Tisdale, of his decision on Thursday evening. 

“It has been a privilege to serve the Board, our incredible team of employees and our community. I am confident that our very capable leadership team will continue to guide the agency in our mission to serve the traveling public,” said Genova. “It has been an honor to have shared in many industry-leading projects and I am proud of the successes we achieved during my nearly five-year term as General Manager and CEO.”

Genova began his career at RTD in January 1994 as a manager of safety and environmental compliance. He moved up the ranks to assistant general manager of safety, security and facilities, and was ultimately named general manager and CEO in December 2015.

Genova says he is fully committed to completing his time at the agency and will work with the Board and staff to assure a seamless and smooth transition. No formal date of departure has been determined yet.