We work around the clock to keep our city moving. This means keeping your ride clean, safe, and reliable. With over 45 million miles driven annually, there are a lot of people behind the scenes to keep our vehicles and facilities in tip-top shape.
- Over 10,000 bus stops
- Over 140 bus routes
- 84 Park-n-Ride facilities with over 31,000 parking spaces
- 100 miles of rail track, 63 rail stations, 10 rail lines (University of Colorado A Line, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, R and W)
- Four transit stations - Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station, Downtown Boulder Station, Civic Center Station, and Union Station Transit Center
- An innovative 230,000 square feet LEED Gold certified Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility
Serving 2.8 Million People
RTD ranks among the best public transit in the nation. According to a 2011 Brookings Institution study, 84% of Denver metro residents living in neighborhoods have access to public transit, which is 14% higher than the national average. Serving a population of over 2.8 million people and 2,340 square miles, that’s a lot of area to cover.
In 2015, we accounted for 103,377,797 boardings with an operating budget of $466.7 million.
Our Fleet is Comprised of:
- 1,035 buses (all are equipped with wheelchair lift)
- 172 light rail cars
- 66 commuter rail cars
- 54 FlexRide vehicles
- 344 Access-a-Ride vehicles
- 36 Free MallRide buses
- 12 Free MetroRide buses
In 2016, we opened bus rapid transit service, and two commuter rail lines. In 2017, we opened more light rail. In 2019, we opened one more commuter rail line to Arvada and Wheat Ride with the G Line and also opened the E, F, and R Extension through Lone Tree.
Civic Center Transit District Plan
Now that the renovated Union Station has opened, it's time to focus on the other end of the 16th Street Mall and turn another major urban transit hub into a new downtown anchor.
Civic Center Transit District Plan will establish a long-term vision and implementation plan to transform Civic Center Transit District into a model of how to connect bicycles, pedestrians and vehicles within a very active, yet constrained urban area.
Civic Center Station Rehabilitation Project
After serving as a major transit hub for more than three decades, Civic Center Station can use a facelift. The new state-of-the-art design proposes a complete renovation of the site to make your ride more enjoyable.
16th Street Mall Transitway
Since its construction nearly 30 years ago, the 16th Street Mall’s aging infrastructure has reached its design life span and updates and/or maintenance are needed to ensure the Mall’s continued success. Ongoing concerns with both pedestrian and mall vehicle safety, along with the significant cost of maintenance, have led to the consideration of replacing the transit-way (travel lanes) with an alternative surface.
East Colfax Transit Enhancements
RTD bus routes 15 and 15L serve as many passengers per day as some of our light rail corridors. Soon, the East Colfax corridor will receive transit enhancements to better serve our riders. These enhancements include improved bus shelters, additional security cameras, queue bypass lanes, transit signal priority and stop relocations.