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Regional Transportation District

Public transport agency in Denver, Colorado / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Regional Transportation District, more commonly referred to as RTD, is the regional agency operating public transit services in eight out of the twelve counties in the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area in the U.S. state of Colorado. It operates over a 2,342-square-mile (6,070 km2) area, serving 3.08 million people. RTD was organized in 1969 and is governed by a 15-member, publicly elected Board of Directors. Directors are elected to a four-year term and represent a specific district of about 180,000 constituents.[4]

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Regional Transportation District
LocaleDenver Metro Area, Colorado
Transit typeBus, light rail, and commuter rail
Number of stations138
Daily ridership238,500 (weekdays, Q2 2023)[1]
Annual ridership61,486,500 (2022)[2]
Chief executiveDebra Johnson[3]
Headquarters1660 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
Began operation1972; 51 years ago (1972)
Operator(s)Regional Transportation District, Transdev, First Transit, Denver Transit Partners, Via Mobility Services

RTD currently operates a bus and rail system that has a service area of 2,342 square miles (6,070 km2). In 2022, the system had a ridership of 61,486,500, or about 238,500 per weekday as of the second quarter of 2023. It employed 2,888 people.[4] It had a $675.5 million operating budget for the year of 2018.[4] Google has RTD schedules attached to its trip planner, and 3rd party mobile applications are now available for the iPhone and other platforms.

RTD is constructing the voter-approved FasTracks transit expansion that will add 122 miles (196 km) of new commuter rail and light rail, 18 miles (29 km) of rapid transit bus service, 21,000 new parking spaces at rail and bus stations, and enhance bus service across the eight-county district.