RTD launches survey as it reimagines its future

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) today launched a survey as part of its “Reimagine RTD” effort.

The survey seeks feedback from customers and the public to determine what future services RTD should provide with its limited resources as the region moves past the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public input, data and budget information will be incorporated into RTD’s System Optimization Plan. This phased approach addresses the various challenges the agency faces over the next five years.

The survey is available on RTD’s website through July 24, 2020.

“Like many public and private agencies, RTD is facing funding shortfalls and budget constraints that will affect how services are provided in the future” said Bill Sirois, senior manager of transit oriented communities. “These are tough choices and public input will help us determine where we should invest our focus as we continue through the ongoing effects of COVID-19.”

RTD launched the Reimagine RTD project in October 2019. The process is driven by data and public engagement to address current challenges and determine RTD’s role in meeting the Denver metro region’s long-term transit needs. The project will develop a short-term plan to be implemented in 2021 and a long-term plan to identify strategies for future transit needs through 2050.

The survey results will be released to the public in early August. As part of Reimagine RTD’s ongoing public engagement process, the public will have additional opportunities to provide input over the next several months.