RTD launches next round of public engagement in fare study, equity analysis

RTD this month will hold two upcoming public engagement meetings as part of its ongoing systemwide fare study and equity analysis. The customer and community meetings will provide participants an opportunity to learn about initial findings from the first round of public engagement and provide input on possible changes to the existing fare structure. The meetings will be held via Zoom in English and Spanish. 

In April, RTD began the public launch of the systemwide fare study and equity analysis and initiated a robust customer and community engagement process. The first phase of engagement included virtual customer and community meetings, an online survey, focus group discussions led by community partners, three fare study feedback panel meetings and input from thousands of community members on the current fare structure, pass programs and equity challenges. 

Two virtual customer and community meetings will take place this month:

  • Thursday, June 23, at 6 p.m. (English)
  • Wednesday, June 29, at 6 p.m. (Spanish)

Community members are required to pre-register for the meetings and can do so by clicking on the links above.

“The feedback garnered from the first round of community engagement activities made it clear that customers and community members want a fare structure that is simplified and provides better value,” RTD General Manager and CEO Debra A. Johnson said. “This next round of public engagement will be paramount in helping our team of subject matter experts examine how changes to the fare structure can be adopted in a way that meets the needs of current and future RTD customers. Everything is on the table as we continue this critically important work.”

More information about the current fare study, including ways to stay engaged in the process and opportunities to provide feedback outside of the customer and community meetings, can be found at rtd-denver.com/farestudy. As part of its commitment to equity, RTD is actively engaging with historically underrepresented populations through partnerships with community-based organizations and welcomes participation from community members across the region.