RTD launches Denver Union Station facility enhancements webpage

Recognizing the importance of Denver Union Station to the metro Denver region and high public interest in activity at this intermodal transit hub, RTD launched a dedicated webpage today that will track the progress of facility enhancements being made to address unwelcomed activities in the station.

The webpage, Restoring Denver Union Station, will provide updates about the progress of new station features designed to make the bus concourse more welcoming for employees and customers. It details enhancements underway now, those planned to begin this summer and longer-term changes that will take place over the next 12 to 16 months, including the establishment of a paid fare area for the bus concourse.

RTD has been working closely with the city and county of Denver, the Denver Police Department and local leaders to address issues at Denver Union Station. In March, General Manager and CEO Debra A. Johnson outlined a plan to implement the enhancements, which will cost between $10 million and $15 million.

“This webpage will serve as a central repository of information and will detail all the changes RTD has committed to making, for the betterment of our employees, customers, neighbors and surrounding businesses,” Johnson said. “My team is working diligently in coordination with local leaders to enact all of these enhancements, with the goal of making Denver Union Station a more welcoming transit environment.” 

RTD will update the page frequently. The public is encouraged to visit it often to learn about specific enhancements in more detail; sign up for the agency’s monthly newsletter, the Read-n-Ride, which will include project updates; and submit questions or feedback.

Public meetings about the enhancements at Denver Union Station will be a key part of the process, and RTD’s communications channels will carry details about these opportunities as soon as they are available.