RTD receives Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year award
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) received the Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year award today from WTS Colorado.
In May 2019, RTD claimed a distinction that remains unique among transit agencies across the world: Its riders in the metro Denver region became the first in the world to plan their transit trips with real-time information, buy tickets and ride RTD's buses and trains - all from the Uber app. While Uber has also debuted in-app transit journey planning in London Boston and Sydney, only Denver also offers the ability to purchase, store and use RTD tickets within the app for the ride-hailing service. RTD has sold over 37,000 transit tickets in the Uber app since launching.
This program was made possible through the collaboration of public and private agencies including RTD, Uber and the mobile ticketing company Masabi. Women were integrally involved in this world-first effort, enabling RTD to meet the needs and expectations of a growing population. Tonya Anderson, RTD's project manager for the agency's work with Uber, is one of eight women, half of the participating team, from RTD. Masabi's team includes four women. And the Uber Transit team includes 18 women. This brings their female count to just under half, especially on their engineering team.