See what's happening at RTD
In 2016, RTD will be opening four new rail lines to DIA, Arvada, Aurora, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge, along with the new Flatiron Flyer on US 36. This is all part of FasTracks, a multi-billion dollar transit expansion plan bringing you more transportation options than ever before. View the FasTracks system map
See what's happening at RTD
Posted by: Deborah Méndez-Wilson • 06.21.15
Workforce development is important at RTD to help bring people employment and help them succeed.
Posted by: Libby Winter • 06.03.15
It never hurts to get some good tips about being courteous on buses and trains so everyone on board has a pleasant ride.
Posted by: John Elias • 05.17.15
The agency's successes in innovation are compiled into a useful resource for the entire transit industry, other businesses and citizens.
Posted by: Michelle Brier • 05.10.15
Get a behind the scenes look at what it took to put together the event celebrating progress on the I-225 Rail Line.
Posted by: Amanda Heinrich • 05.05.15
On the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 23, RTD employees brought their children to work with them.
Posted by: Lindsey Smith • 04.27.15
A presentation to a group of citizens who are blind is an opportunity to learn something new about how to view and talk about the commuter rail line.
Posted by: Stephen Rijo • 04.12.15
The agency's successes in innovation are compiled into useful resources for the entire transit industry and other businesses as well.
Posted by: Hadley Trent • 03.29.15
April 9 is Stand Up for Transportation day when people in Denver, around Colorado and all over the nation let Congress know it's time to establish a new long-term federal funding package for public transportation.
Posted by: Deborah Méndez-Wilson • 03.03.15
With five new transit lines opening next year, RTD is exploring new fare policies to go along with the agency's major growth.
Posted by: Kathy Berumen • 03.01.15
Renée Lightburn utilized the WIN program put together by RTD and its partners to help find qualified employees.
Posted by: Shyam Bista • 02.25.15
This is a little technical, but it's interesting stuff about how the power will get to our light rail trains on the I-225 corridor.
Posted by: Tara Bettale • 02.18.15
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.
Posted by: Libby Winter • 02.01.15
Sky Ride is the only way to get to Denver International Airport for one world traveler
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 01.16.15
RTD is partnering with Parker and Douglas County to continue Call-n-Ride service. The collaboration is intended to increase ridership and tailor the service to fit the needs of the community.
Posted by: Michelle Brier • 01.07.15
Building safe, high quality train lines requires critical, highly specialized action behind the scenes of construction
Posted by: Tara Bettale • 01.06.15
The public provided input that allowed RTD to make design changes to our commuter rail vehicles so that they're better for all passengers.
Posted by: Stephen Rijo • 01.05.15
The growth of transit in the Denver Region, nationally and globally was huge during 2014. And the innovations will just keep coming in 2015.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 01.02.15
As we ring in the new year, it's a great time to look back at some of our achievements during 2014 and look forward to what's to come in 2015.
Posted by: Stephen Rijo • 09.24.14
A national study has concluded that public transit has a promising future. What is happening in the Denver region is a shining example of that.
Posted by: Stephen Rijo • 08.28.14
A new study suggests there is a health benefit to using public transportation. It found transit commuters are slimmer than their counterparts who drive.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 12.30.14
Just like you take precautions with your car in bitter cold weather, RTD has to take precautions with our bus and light rail vehicles too, to make sure they're ready to go to get you to your destination.
Posted by: Stephen Rijo • 12.07.14
RTD works to help create mixed-use, walkable communities through its Transit Oriented Communities group
Posted by: Deborah Méndez-Wilson • 11.12.14
RTD's workforce development program raised nearly $30,000 for veterans and others associated with the program.
Posted by: Deborah Méndez-Wilson • 11.10.14
Glenn Wilson is a veteran who became homeless. He worked through it and now he advocates for veterans and families who are living on the street
Posted by: Pauletta Tonilas • 11.04.14
Voters in the Denver region have something to be proud about this election season: The tremendous progress on the 10th anniversary of when they approved the FasTracks expansion program.
Posted by: Tara Bettale • 10.30.14
Historic Union Station has been around since the late 1800s. When it underwent renovations starting in 2011, some RTD staff members had some strange, haunting experiences.
Posted by: Stephen Rijo • 10.28.14
The need for developing Transit-Oriented Communities, those that allow easy, close-by access to public transportation at places people live, is growing in importance according to recent research.
Posted by: Michelle Brier • 10.28.14
He likes to commute to work on his bike sometimes, but he's excited to be able to add light rail as an option beginning in 2016.
Posted by: Lindsey Smith • 10.28.14
It's hard to imagine giving up your car for your commute to and from work each day ... right up until you turn the driving over to RTD. Imagine what you can do instead of battling rush hour traffiic...
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 10.23.14
RTD is starting a new pilot program called “I Heart My RTD” Student Art Contest to engage the younger generation about the benefits of public transportation in a fun and creative way.
Posted by: Deborah Méndez-Wilson • 10.19.14
RTD’s WIN program supports veterans and others training who want to get training for transportation and construction careers. And now there's a benefit scheduled where everyone can help and show off their bowling skills.
Posted by: Pauletta Tonilas • 10.06.14
October 7 is an important anniversary in the growth of the metro Denver region we're enjoying now. It's the 20th anniversary of the opening of the first light rail line.
Posted by: Hadley Trent • 10.05.14
Hadley Trent is a new intern at RTD and her new experiences have her pumped up about the possibilities the North Metro Rail Line will bring to our region.
Posted by: Tara Bettale • 09.01.14
The old saying of "short term pain for long term gain" is something to live by for some businesses affected by construction of new FasTracks rail lines
Posted by: Brenda Tierney • 08.28.14
Working the public information side of a rail line that's being built from the ground up is an incredibly challenging ... and rewarding job.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 08.28.14
The CU vs. CSU game is on Friday, August 29, and RTD offers the best way to get to the stadium.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 08.21.14
The USA Pro Challenge brings world famous cyclists to Boulder, Golden, Lakewood and Denver this Sunday. Come cheers the cyclists! Use RTD to get to the race and stay informed about RTD detours.
Posted by: Tina Jaquez • 08.14.14
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.
Posted by: Lindsey Smith • 08.03.14
Artists have placed public artwork at stations up and down the W Line.
Posted by: Rebecca Tate • 07.22.14
Denver is fast-becoming a much more "walkable city" thanks to projects like RTD FasTracks and other major development around the region.
Posted by: Tara Bettale • 07.10.14
Lois Seymour, who is terminally ill, contacted RTD with one last wish – to see the renovated Denver Union Station train hall. She got her wish in June.
Posted by: Michelle Brier • 07.01.14
It's intern season at RTD and we have some bright, young folks learning about FasTracks and RTD in general.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 06.30.14
A recent SkyRide passenger lost his wallet on the way to airport and RTD employees came together to come to the rescue.
Posted by: Rebecca Tate • 06.29.14
A new app lets you and your neighbors share information with each other on social media.
Posted by: Michelle Brier • 06.15.14
Xcel Energy worked with RTD and I-225 Rail Line contractor Kiewit to create and build two custom power transmission towers near the Colfax Station.
Posted by: Libby Winter • 06.03.14
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.
Posted by: Z.J. Czupor • 06.02.14
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.
Posted by: Susan Johnson • 06.01.14
Light rail stations are much more than just a place to get on and off of trains. They also provide comfort, art, ambiance and spectacular themes to enjoy.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 05.23.14
Want to know when the bus concourse will have cell service? When the Free MetroRide runs? What about what is happening to Market Street Station? We've got the answers to these questions and more!
Posted by: Michelle Brier • 05.20.14
Studies and pilot projects are stirring some interest and activity in the historic area northeast of downtown Denver.
Posted by: Deborah Méndez-Wilson • 05.19.14
RTD's State of Good Repair model could set a new standard for how transit agencies maintain their rolling stock and infrastructure for the long haul.
Posted by: Z.J. Czupor • 05.07.14
Train travelers run into Union Station in cities all across the country. It has to do with what happened way back in the 1800s. But Denver's Union Station is ready to handle all kinds of travelers now and for many generations to come.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 05.01.14
This week marks the first year of service for the W Line. The W Line, which runs between the Jefferson County Government Center and Denver Union Station, was the first FasTrack rail project to be completed.
Posted by: Deborah Méndez-Wilson • 04.24.14
Similar to the tents at Denver Airport, the train hall canopy outside Union Station could be the Mile High City's next architectural icon.
Posted by: Rebecca Tate • 04.21.14
Where do you think Denver and Colorado rank in the nation when it comes to the number of people who bike and walk to work?
Posted by: Rebecca Tate • 04.21.14
Social media apps are launching that will dramatically improve your speed and efficiency in getting from point "A" to point "B" without using your car, whether you're in your home town or not.
Posted by: Marta Sipeki • 04.20.14
Bus Rapid Transit is a rapidly growing phenomenon with comparable capacity and service of rail but the flexibility and cost savings of a bus system.
Posted by: Z.J. Czupor • 04.20.14
This blog is called "On My Terms." It's a fun way to look at cool words and how they relate to public transportation and getting around in general.
Posted by: Brenda Tierney • 04.18.14
North Metro Rail Line Project Manager Ashland Vaughn knows what it's like to tackle a lot of tall challenges.
Posted by: John Elias • 04.17.14
An increasing number of people throughout the RTD region are using methods other than private cars to get where they're going.
Posted by: Deborah Méndez-Wilson • 04.15.14
There are so many things about FasTracks that are exciting for the entire RTD region. Imagine being a writer working for the program who already loves delving into the technology behind all of this stuff.
Posted by: Tina Jaquez • 04.15.14
That giant bridge that has gone up over the northbound lanes of I-225 north of Parker Road is an incredible structure that can carry two trains at the same time, among other things.
Posted by: Tara Bettale • 04.01.14
Downtown Denver commuters will soon have a brand new way to get from one end of downtown to the other
Posted by: Michelle Brier • 04.01.14
STAMP is not always something you use to mail a letter to your mom or your friend. In this case, it's an important acronym when it comes to development of new rail stations.
Posted by: Kevin Flynn • 03.31.14
The East Rail Line has a connection to Denver air travel that goes much deeper than simply having Denver International Airport as its destination.
Posted by: Phil Washington • 03.27.14
RTD hit an impressive milestone in 2013 with over 101 million trips taken on our transit system. We're also excited to announce the launch of our blog, which will give you a behind-the-scenes look at RTD and what it takes to provide transportation to that many riders.
Posted by: Marta Sipeki • 03.26.14
The folks who are working on the Northwest corridor give us some insight into the little known secret that creates a great transit system
Posted by: Kerry Booth • 03.24.14
Three years of renovations at Denver Union Station are just about finished. It's a project that is transforming the entire Denver region.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 02.24.14
The American Red Cross and RTD teamed up in 2013 to prepare for emergencies.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 02.14.14
You never know where you might find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. For Jean and Chuck, that place was a bus heading to Boulder.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 02.13.14
Using RTD services to get where you need to go can have a positive impact on your health by increasing physical activity and reducing stress. In honor of Heart Health Month, here are Four Health Benefits of using Public Transportation.
Posted by: Julia Marvin • 01.16.14
Are you the biggest Broncos fan on the bus or light rail? Send us your pictures via social media showing your Broncos Pride while using RTD for the chance to win prizes.
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