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2018

9News Parade of Lights Detours

Come out and enjoy the start of the holiday season with the 9News Parade of Lights on Friday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. This family event is fun for the whole family, with magical displays, twinkling lights, enchanting floats, marching bands and much more.

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RTD Hosts Spanish Telephone Town Hall

Participate in a telephone town hall on 12/3 to have a conversation about public transportation services and topics of interest to the community we serve. RTD le invita a participar en una reunión el 3 de diciembre con el gol de tener una conversación sobre los asuntos de los servicios de transporte público y temas de interés para la comunidad que servimos.

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Notice of 2019 Proposed Budget

RTD must post its 2019 Requested Budget for public review and comment by October 15, 2018 in order to meet Colorado legal requirements (CRS 29-1-101). The preliminary 2019 Requested Budget is available on the RTD website in order to comply with these requirements.

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NextRide and Trip Planner offline for maintenance 8pm 10/5 through 1am 10/6

RTD's Next Ride app and Trip Planner will be down for maintenance from 8pm Friday Oct 5 to 1am Saturday Oct 6. We apologize for any inconvenience.

D, F, H, L Light Rail Disruption Sept 14-24th

For a 10-day period beginning 8pm Friday, Sept. 14, through 3am Monday, Sept. 24, RTD will be replacing sections of track and components of our light rail lines in the downtown corridor. All, D, F, H and L line service will be suspended between 30th & Downing and Theater District/Convention Center stations. Bus shuttle service is available.

SHUTTLE LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE

G Line Train Horns & Quiet Zones FAQ

Questions and answers about the G Line train horns and quiet zones. Learn more about when does testing end, who approves the quiet zones and the process in place, and what's next to establish quiet zones.

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Dockless Bikes and Scooters

RTD has new guidance for riders regarding dockless bikes and scooters. Here's the information you will need for picking them up and returning them to any RTD bus or rail station.

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G Line Testing Period Extended

RTD has received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to enter the next phase of testing for the G Line, using multiple trains for extended periods of the day.

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G Line Quiet Zones

RTD, it contractor and local municipalities have begun more extensive testing along the G Line. Here's what you need to know about quiet zones regarding train horn noise.

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Let’s talk about fares

RTD is hosting informational open houses to provide updates about the completed Pass Program Study and current fare review. At these open houses, RTD staff will discuss fares, the Pass Program Study and the working group’s fare recommendations, the agency and its budget, and more.

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Holiday Service Schedule for Independence Day

On Wednesday, July 4th, bus and rail service will run on a Sunday/holiday schedule. RTD’s Administrative Offices at 1660 Blake Street and RTD sales outlets will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Customer Care telephone information center will be open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Seeking ADA Committee Members

RTD is actively seeking individuals to serve on two separate committees and provide valuable feedback that will help facilitate positive changes and improvements to RTD services and programs.

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Pass Program Group completes its study

A 25-member group of leaders asked to evaluate and determine whether changes should be made to RTD’s pass programs completed its work Tuesday, drafting a recommendation from its yearlong effort that will be reviewed by the agency’s leadership team and its board of directors.

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Status of testing on G Line

The Positive Train Control (PTC) and Wireless Crossing System (WCS) systems are being tested along the G Line corridor through Denver, Arvada and Wheat Ridge. This may result in traffic disruptions in these communities. The FRA, CPUC, RTD and independent engineers are overseeing all phases of testing to ensure public safety.

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L Line Downtown Loop opened Sunday, Jan 14

With the opening of the new L Line Downtown Loop - remember to be extra aware of trains in the LoDo area. Cross only at designated crossings and stay alert! Trains are quiet. Watch for the light signals. Be a partner in safety!

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2017

G Line testing in progress

Testing of commuter rail trains has resumed along the forthcoming G Line between Union Station and Wheat Ridge, passing through Northwest Denver, Adams County and Arvada.

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Civic Center Station Open House previews new facility

It’s time to celebrate the new Civic Center Station that features a new modern design and better connections than ever before. Join us at our Open House event that previews the new Civic Center Station on December 15, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Create-A-Jimmy Contest

We've all seen a Jimmy on an RTD vehicle - you know, the one that puts his feet on the seats or blasts music without headphones. Now's your chance to win some cool Jimmy schwag and possibly get featured in your own Jimmy ad! We want hear from you.

Submit Your Jimmy

Seeking your thoughts on BRT along East Colfax

Denver Public Works, in partnership with RTD, would like your input on Denver’s preliminary recommendation for a center-running bus rapid transit (BRT) lane on East Colfax Avenue to improve travel along the corridor from I-25 to I-225.

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Free MallRide begins service in new Civic Center Station

RTD’s Free MallRide bus service will pick up and drop off in the new Civic Center Station starting on November 12, 2017. All other bus service will continue operating from the temporary gates on Broadway, Colfax, and Lincoln until the station opens for bus service later this year. Stayed tuned for updates on Civic Center Station.

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Mobile Ticketing is here!

Starting November 1st, RTD customers who use Day Pass will be able to bypass lines and avoid a stop at ticket vending machines by using the new RTD Mobile Tickets app on their Apple or Android mobile device. Click the link below to download the app today and get going with no lines or need for exact change!

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Attend a Public Open House about Commuter Rail Progress

Updates will be provided about current status of University of Colorado A, B & G Line commuter rail lines, including answers and discussion about the opening of G Line, implementation of quiet zones and/or new technology deployed along the University of Colorado A Line, B Line and G Line corridors.

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Public meeting set to discuss RTD's 2018 Proposed Budget

RTD is holding a public meeting about the Proposed Budget for 2018. The proposed budget will be presented to the RTD Board of Directors on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the RTD Administrative Offices at 1660 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 at 5:30 p.m.

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Meet Thor, RTD's newest Transit Police Officer

K-9 Handler Amy Homyak has a new 4-legged furry partner - meet Thor, RTD's first canine Transit Police Officer. Trained in tracking and giving kisses, Thor's beat includes the University of Colorado A Line and other RTD stops and stations.

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Learn about the future of the 16th Street Mall

RTD is working with several partners to ensure that the 16th Street Mall says serviceable and sustainable over the next 35 years. Come learn more about how we are working to keep the Mall accessible, safe, and the heart of our vibrant downtown Denver.

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Bike to Work Day is June 28

Join RTD at Union Station, Civic Center Park and Anschutz Medical Campus to celebrate Bike to Work Day! Bike to our breakfast stations for great grub and bike gear.

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Holiday service schedule for Memorial Day

On Monday, May 29th, bus and rail service will run on a Sunday/holiday schedule and RTD’s Administrative Offices at 1600 Blake Street and sales outlets will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Light Rail service interruption June 9-12

Due to maintenance and repair work, there will be no light rail service on the C, D, E, F & H lines north of the I-25 & Broadway Station Friday, June 9th through Monday, June 12th at 3 a.m. Bus shuttle service will be provided to all impacted stations.

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G Line testing begins soon

Significant progress has been made on the at-grade crossing issues along the University of Colorado A Line and we will soon start testing on the G Line.

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Blunder rushes into Denver

A new Dumb Ways to Die character is rushing his way into Denver! Meet Blunder - he's a very important man with important places to be but is caught up in his important thoughts. Too bad he didn't think it was important to get to work in one piece.

Meet Blunder!

Crash crash lands into Denver

A new Dumb Ways to Die character is crash landing in Denver! Meet Crash - he invented the fastest bicycle the world had ever seen, but became a statistic before he could be a record setter.

Meet Crash!

RTD is hiring

At RTD you can be more than a driver - you can make a meaningful difference in people's lives and your community!

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Update of operational waiver for commuter rail

RTD and Denver Transit Partners continue to work with the FRA to resolve crossing timing issues that are affecting commuter rail travel on the University of Colorado A Line, B Line and testing on the G Line.

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