News Archive

See what's happening at RTD

2015

July 3 and July 4 service

On Friday, July 3, bus and light rail service will run on a Saturday schedule and RTD’s Administrative Offices at 1600 Blake Street and sales outlets will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. On Saturday, July 4, service will run on a regular Saturday schedule.

Deadline nears to give your feedback about the next General Manager

The General Manager Executive Search Committee is seeking input from riders and the community about the personal characteristics and professional skills that they would like to see in the next RTD General Manager as well as hear feedback about the operation of the RTD system in general. A questionnaire will be available online from June 9 to June 23. Responses will remain anonymous.

Answer the short questionnaire

Weekend street closures planned on Speer Boulevard between Champa and Stout streets for light rail repairs

As a part of RTD's ongoing State of Good Repair efforts to provide safe and reliable service for riders, RTD will be repairing track along the central rail line at Stout Street and Speer Boulevard this weekend. The work will cause a temporary closure on southbound Speer between Champa and Stout streets. Traffic will be temporarily detoured onto Kalamath Street starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 until Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m.

Proposed fare changes for 2016

We’re committed to improving our fare structure for the communities we serve. We reviewed extensive public feedback and developed a fare structure that was presented to the RTD Board of Directors. The Board will vote on these fare policy recommendations, and if approved, these policies will go into effect in January 2016.

See the recommendation presented to the RTD Board

D Line Disruption from 18th/California to 30th/Downing

Due to the 420 In the Streets event, there will be no light rail service between 18th/California and 30th/Downing until 11:00pm. Bus shuttle service will be provided between the two stations.

Watch the Stand Up 4 Transportation Rally Live Tomorrow

If you cannot make it to the rally at Union Station Wynkoop Plaza for the Stand Up 4 Transportation Parade and Rally tomorrow, watch it live here at rtd-denver.com

Stand Up For Transportation Day

Join RTD and our transportation partners for Stand Up For Transportation Day. Be part of this national advocacy day sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association to draw attention to the need for increased federal funding for our nation’s transportation infrastructure.

Show your support

Blog: A Gold Line love story

A couple who met on a bus will celebrate their 40th anniversary this spring. They have a special fondness for public transportation and are excited for the arrival of the Gold Line.

Read their love story

18th/California Light Rail Station Reopens March 30

The 18th/California light rail station, which was under construction to remove and replace the concrete boarding ramp, will re-open on Monday, March 30, for evening rush hour.

2014

New Year's service schedule

All service will operate on a regular weekday schedule on New Year's Eve and a Sunday/holiday schedule on New Year's Day. Happy New Year!

January service changes

The January service changes will go into effect on Sunday, Jan. 4. Find out which routes are being affected and how they are changing.

Read more

Christmas service schedule

Bus and light rail service will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and a Sunday/holiday schedule on Thursday, Dec. 25. Happy Holidays!

Christmas service schedule

All RTD services are operating on a Sunday/holiday schedule today in observance of Christmas. Tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 26, we will return to weekday service, and RTD’s Administrative Offices will be closed, but RTD sales outlets at Union and Civic Center stations, the Boulder Transit Center, and at DIA will be open during their regular hours. Happy holidays!

Take RTD to the Holiday Festivities downtown

The holiday spirit is alive and well at RTD. Take light rail downtown to celebrate this wonderful time of year to experience all that Denver has to offer. Don’t mess with the hassle of driving in the snow or paying for parking. Take the train! Best of all, children 5 and under always ride FREE!

Plan your trip

Thanksgiving holiday service

All RTD services will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 27. Service will return to a regular weekday schedule on Friday, Nov. 28. We are thankful for all our riders!

Thanksgiving holiday service

All RTD services are operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule today. Service will return to a regular weekday schedule on Friday, Nov. 28. We are thankful for all our riders!

Veterans Day weekday service

Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11. All RTD services, including bus and light rail, will operate on a regular weekday schedule. At RTD, we recognize the sacrifices of our U.S. military personnel and we pay tribute to those who have served our country.

16th & California station re-opens
Oct 31

The 16th & California light rail station, which was under construction to remove and replace the concrete boarding ramp, will re-open on October 31 for evening rush hour.

RTD Social Media Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of light rail, we’ll be waiting with a prize at a location you can get to from the D Line on Tuesday, October 21. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get clues on Tuesday starting at 11:30 a.m. Get to the location first, find the RTD rep wearing an orange jacket and you will win a free month pass!

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook

I (HEART) MY RTD Student Art Contest Oct 17-24

Come back between October 17 and 24, and vote for your favorite design! Sixteen middle school art students from the Cherry Creek and Aurora school districts will be competing to have their art displayed on the side of a 40 ft bus.

Columbus Day weekday service

On Monday, October 13, 2014, all RTD services, including bus and light rail, will be operating on a regular weekday schedule.

Thank you for the feedback

Last month, RTD launched a Fare Study aimed at simplifying our fare structure and asked customers for their input. We appreciate the hundreds of comments we received and are currently compiling the results for analysis. Next, we will provide recommendations to the public.

Stay tuned for updates about the Fare Study

Blog: Quality tours critical to building the best rail lines

RTD and it's partners are committed to building the safest and best rail lines in the industry. Part of making that happen is meticulous attention to detail and teams of experts go on constant "quality tours" to make sure the high standards are met.

Read more

RTD launches a fare study

At RTD, we're committed to providing our customers the best transit experience. And as we expand our bus, rail, and specialty services, our fare structure has become complex. Help us understand how our fare structure affects you.

Participate in our Fare Study

August service changes

The August service changes will go into effect on Sunday, August 17th. Find out which routes are being affected and how they are changing.

Read more

Blog: RTD joins the fun at Thorntonfest

We have a great time meeting people and talking FasTracks and all things RTD at the cool community festivals taking place around the region. That was definitely the case at Thorntonfest, which featured everything from a battle of the bands to taking care of your critters.

Read more

Blog: A token look at RTD's and other tokens

Passengers could use RTD transit tokens right up until the end of 2013. Now they're becoming collectors' items, just like other tokens of the past. Here's an interesting read about tokens, and their physical and non-physical uses.

Read the blog

Watch the Union Station grand opening live tomorrow

If you cannot make it down to Wewatta Pavilion at 12pm for the Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting tomorrow, watch it live here on rtd-denver.com.

Get 2 FREE rides

To celebrate the opening of Union Station we're giving away free rides. Visit our Facebook page to claim your two free ride coupons and get entered into our daily prize giveaway.

Get your 2 FREE rides now

North Area Origin & Destination Study

We're conducting a short survey to study commuting behaviors in the North area of the RTD district. By participating in the survey, you can ensure your voice is heard as we consider changes to Denver's public transportation system.

Take the survey

Operator of the Month

Congratulations to our March Operator of the Month, route 6 driver Donald Washington, who was nominated for his positive energy, thoughtfulness, and kind hospitality.

Meet Donald

Presidents Day Service

On Monday, February 17, all light rail and bus service will operate on a regular weekday schedule. RTD’s Administrative Offices will be closed, but RTD sales outlets at Market Street and Civic Center stations, the Boulder Transit Center, and at DIA will be open during their regular hours.

Operator of the Month

Congratulations to our February Operator of the Month, route 402L driver Ray Newsome, who was nominated for his kindness and exceptional customer service.

Read more

Bus and Light Rail Operations Update

Buses are running approximately 15-20 min behind due to road conditions. Please allow extra time for your commute.

Operator of the Month

Congratulations to our January Operator of the Month, route AB driver Tammy Jo Casillas. Tammy was nominate for her friendliness and welcoming attitude.

Read more

Proposed May service changes

The proposed May 2014 service changes are now available online for public viewing and comment. Public input will be accepted until February 6th.

Read more

BroncosRide is your ticket to the playoffs

Leave the driving to us and take light rail or BroncosRide bus service to the big playoff game this Sunday. BroncosRide pickup times and locations are now available. Note: BroncosRide Season passes are not valid for post-season games.

Read more

RTD's Top 10 from 2013

As we ring in the new year it's a great time to look back at some of our accomplishments during 2013, and look forward to what's to come in 2014.

Read more