State officials form an accountability committee for RTD

State officials formed an RTD Accountability Committee in partnership with members of the RTD Board of Directors. The mission of the committee is to provide feedback and a set of recommendations to RTD for improvement. This is an independent committee of 11 people with diverse backgrounds and expertise. The group is expected to complete its work and present a final report to state officials and the RTD Board by July 2021. Among the areas the committee will review include the following: 

  • Recent financials from the District including any recent audits and a thorough review of the agency’s use of federal CARES Act funds.
  • Structure of RTD governance and executive leadership. 
  • The District’s short-term and long-term prioritization of resources to maximize the District’s limited dollars for the benefit of taxpayers. 
  • How RTD can better serve all riders including those with disabilities, how it can better serve transit-dependent populations, a review of the District’s plans for how to expand ridership, how the District is addressing coverage gaps, how the District is prioritizing route planning, and how the District is serving its entire service area. 
  • A determination of the long-range financial stability of the agency, and how the agency can achieve stability and growth while still meeting its core mission. 

The committee met for the first time on Monday, Aug. 10 in a virtual meeting facilitated by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).