Seat design change
To improve light rail service for passengers using mobility devices, such as wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers, RTD is redesigning the seating on light rail vehicles to provide additional space to board and maneuver. This effort includes removing seats next to the current wheelchair areas. This alteration also provides additional standing room when not being used by passengers with mobility devices.
These changes are being made with input from passengers with disabilities and as the result of a class settlement agreement finalized in August with the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, a Denver-based organization that advocates for social justice for people with all types of disabilities. The terms of that agreement call for all of RTD’s existing light rail vehicles to be retrofitted as described, as well as for all new vehicles to be substantially similar in design to the retrofitted vehicles. RTD has collaborated on this effort with the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC).
We appreciate your understanding as RTD further enhances the light rail experience for all members of our community. Learn more