Starting today, the more than 35,000 people who use Transit every month across the Denver metro area will be able to purchase and activate RTD tickets within the company’s mobile app.
Light rail service the E and H lines between I-25 Broadway Station and Colorado Station will be affected beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 a.m. through Monday, Sept. 9, at 3 a.m. due to replacement of the Overhead Catenary System wire.
RTD has scheduled 5 public meetings to discuss service changes proposed for January 12, 2020. These meetings are designed to inform the public and to obtain input on the proposed changes.
RTD will provide bus and train service to and from Broncos Stadium at Mile High on Friday, Aug. 30, for the CU vs. CSU football game. Fans can plan on getting to and from the game quickly and comfortably on RTD’s BroncosRide or the C, E and W light rail lines.
RTD has been made aware of an incident where a light rail operator was found to be using a cell phone while operating an in-service train. This goes against policy for operators, as use of mobile devices during the operation of a train is prohibited and strictly enforced.
Sustainability is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense. At RTD, our Capital Programs team identifies ways to reuse or repurpose existing materials.
RTD urges people who plan to use RTD bus and rail service to get to and from the Rolling Stones concert tomorrow at Broncos Stadium at Mile High to be prepared for long lines and crowded trains and buses. RTD will supplement its regularly planned service as needed and as extra resources are available.
RTD will implement its August service changes on Sunday, Aug. 25. Because of the opening of the G Line, some bus routes will be discontinued or deviated starting on Aug. 25 as well.
RTD has obtained formal written approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to remove the crossing attendants, or flaggers, at all 16 at-grade crossings along the G Line, which serves Denver, Adams County, Arvada and Wheat Ridge.
Enrollment in LiVE, RTD’s new, income-based fare discount program, begins today. The LiVE Program provides a 40 percent discount to qualifying riders whose household incomes are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
After a six-month pilot program that began in late January, RTD will conclude service on the route 61AV Aug. 2. The autonomous vehicle (AV) route is testing the viability of using an AV in a transit environment to offer first- and last-mile connections.
As RTD embarks on “Reimagine RTD,” a two-year effort to understand and forecast the current and future transportation needs of the Denver metro region, the agency is inviting transit planner, author and international consultant Jarrett Walker to speak with leaders about how we think about public transportation in our community.
Light rail wire replacement will affect service intermittently for RTD’s E, F, H and R lines beginning July 20 through July 29
Light rail service on the E, F, H and R lines will be affected intermittently between July 20 and July 29, due to replacement of the Overhead Catenary System wire.
As repairs to eastbound U.S. 36 continue after large cracking was discovered on the roadway between Wadsworth and Church Ranch boulevards in Westminster, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and RTD are planning for significant traffic disruptions heading into the upcoming work week. In order to provide another option for the traveling public as we adjust to longer term routing options, in addition to a series of recommended detours, CDOT will be offering free travel on RTD's Flatiron Flyer and LD bus routes, in both directions, on Monday and Tuesday.
RTD is proud today to announce that enrollment will begin July 29 for LiVE, a new, income-based fare discount program that provides a 40 percent discount to qualifying riders whose household incomes are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
With Uber Transit ticketing now available to all riders in Denver, Uber is revealing that more than 1,200 RTD tickets have been sold through its app, with growth averaging 42 percent each week during the rollout period.
RTD wants to remind the public to hop on board and let RTD do the driving as people head out for their Fourth of July festivities. RTD also encourages riders to help make the holiday weekend safe by downloading and familiarizing themselves with RTD’s Transit Watch app.
Next week marks six months since RTD, Uber and Masabi began a first-in-the-world collaboration to offer the public real-time transit information and ticketing within the Uber app.
RTD is throwing back to the year of its establishment 50 years ago today with rider appreciation events in each of the transit agency’s 15 districts. During the morning and evening rush hours, staff will hand out giveaways, answer questions and invite the public to share in the official celebration on Friday, July 12, when we’ll party like it’s 1969.
RTD will host rider appreciation events in each of the transit agency’s 15 districts during the morning and evening rush hours. Staff will hand out giveaways, answer questions and invite the public to share in the official celebration Friday, July 12, when we will party like it’s 1969.
Join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
RTD has already stepped up various safety measures on its light rail system as a result of the Jan. 28 derailment on the R Line in Aurora.
RTD joins federal, state and local agencies to kick off campaign encouraging safety at rail crossings
Officials from the Regional Transportation District (RTD), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), U.S. Department of Transportation and City and County of Denver today reminded the public about the need for safety around railroad crossings during the local launch of a national rail grade crossing safety campaign: “Stop. Trains Can’t.”
Due to the Juneteenth festival, light rail service on the L Line will not be provided between 16th Street and California or Stout and 30th & Downing Street on June 15 and 16 from 6:15 a.m. to midnight. Normal service will resume on June 17.
One third of all people responding to RTD’s most recent customer satisfaction survey are riding the transit agency’s services more than they did a year ago. Eighty-five percent of them rate the transit agency favorably. Ninety-six percent are likely to choose RTD again in the future.
In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation District in Denver, Colorado, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal.
Residents of the eight-county Regional Transportation District (RTD) who are interested in facilitating improvement to the transit agency’s accessible services and programs are invited to apply to serve on two RTD accessibility advisory committees.
Due to downtown festival, light rail service on RTD’s L Line will not provide service between 16th & California or Stout and 30th & Downing St. from 6:15 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 1. Normal service will resume on June 2.
RTD will hold four public meetings to discuss August service changes. These changes help to improve RTD’s service by maximizing the efficiency of existing resources, reducing duplication of service, and making better connections with bus, rail, and specialty services.
Positive train control software updates and testing continue tonight; Train horns will sound during the process
RTD and DTP are in the process of installing updated positive train control (PTC) software. This means that continuing today through Wednesday night, some trains will need to sound their horns on the University of Colorado A Line and G Line as they go through the grade crossings.
RTD and its partners celebrated the grand opening of the E, F and R Light Rail Extension today, marking the occasion with a ceremony and a ribbon-cutting before opening the 2.3-mile section of light rail service in Lone Tree to the public.
Due to JazzFest, light rail service on the L Line will not provide service between downtown and 30th & Downing St. on Saturday, May 18 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
RTD and its partners will celebrate the extension of the E, F, and R Lines on Friday, May 17, with a weekend of events, beginning with a ribbon cutting at Sky Ridge Station and a grand opening ceremony at RidgeGate Parkway Station in Lone Tree.
RTD and commuter rail concessionaire Denver Transit Partners (DTP) marked a milestone this week, with ridership reaching 20 million passengers on the University of Colorado A Line. RTD’s first commuter rail line has covered more than 8 million miles between downtown Denver and Denver International Airport since it began carrying the public in April 2016.
Residents of the eight-county Regional Transportation District who are interested in public transit issues and community engagement are encouraged to apply for one of three vacancies on the RTD Citizens Advisory Committee.
RTD and DTP will conduct positive train control testing on the G Line the nights of May 2 and 3 from midnight to 4:00 a.m. Trains may need to sound their horns as they pass through the grade crossings.
Enjoy free rides on all rail lines beginning 3:00am today including the new G line running between Denver, Arvada & Wheat Ridge.
Passenger service for G Line trains start after the final ribbon cutting around 10am on Friday, April 26. Check schedules online before you go.
In appreciation of the public’s patience and as a token of RTD’s commitment to its community partners and stakeholders, the RTD board has authorized free rides on the G Line after the April 26 grand opening ceremony through Saturday, May 11.
Parking spaces at the Broadway Marketplace Park-n-Ride that were available to RTD transit users will be relocated effective Monday, April 22, 2019.
RTD and its contractor, Regional Rail Partners, begin testing commuter rail trains under power along the North Metro Rail Line between Denver Union Station and end of line Eastlake-124th Station. Train testing will take place Monday through Friday, and an occasional Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Regional Transportation District is prepared to deliver service during this morning’s commute. Passengers should plan ahead and could experience delays on the transit agency’s services, including Access-a-Ride, as morning traffic builds.
A blizzard warning for the Denver metro region could affect the Regional Transportation District’s services today, and the public should turn to the transit agency’s communication platforms for the latest updates.
On April 25, RTD will join with other public transportation agencies nationwide in celebrating Get on Board Day, a day of raising awareness and support for public transportation. On this day, RTD urges commuters to leave their cars at home and instead use public transit to get where they need to go.
No foolin'! The long-awaited date for the opening of the G Line has been decided. Join us in celebrating the opening of commuter rail service on the G Line on Friday, April 26.
Baseball season is here, and RTD’s bus and train service is your ticket to all the action. Catch regular bus and train service to annual fireworks games. Regular Saturday service will be provided on routes 120X and LD to Union Station, and alternate Sunday service will be available on routes 120S and LDSS to Union Station for Rockies weekend home games.
RTD will launch the 15L East Colfax Route Improvement project to upgrade 37 bus stops between Broadway in Denver and I-225 in Aurora to include enhanced shelters with lighting, security cameras and benches.
RTD and local emergency services will conduct an emergency preparedness drill for the Southeast Rail Extension on Saturday, March 23, between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. The drill will take place on RTD’s light rail bridge over I-25, which is near Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree.
RTD plans to operate an out-of-service train on the University of Colorado A Line early tomorrow and Friday, between midnight and 4 a.m. both days. Doing so enables further testing of the positive train control (PTC) system along this commuter rail line. During this work, operators could sound their train horns when approaching railroad crossings, as required by federal regulations.
RTD bus service is experiencing delays due to weather and road conditions. Some routes may see delays of around 10-minutes. Light rail trains may make extra stops between stations for safety. A-Line trains are departing Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport as scheduled, but may see 5-10 minute longer trip times. Evergreen FlexRide and Senior Shopper will not operate today. F line service will not be operating this afternoon and evening. Prior to 6:30pm, please use the E line from Union Station, the D line from the Central Business District with a transfer to the E line at I-25 & Broadway Station, or bus route 0L as alternates. This evening after 6:30pm, please use the E line from Union Station as an alternate.
RTD's bus and rail services are nearly back on schedule after yesterday’s blizzard. Riders should check the transit agency’s website, rider alerts and Twitter feed before heading out for the evening.
Riders heading out for their morning commutes today should expect delays on all Regional Transportation District services after yesterday’s blizzard and plan for extra time to reach their destinations.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) and its contractor, Regional Rail Partners (RP), will turn on the overhead electric power lines along the North Metro Rail Line between Denver Union Station (DUS) and end of line Eastlake-124th Station this week as part of the integration testing process.
Furthering its commitment to offering transit solutions that enhance mobility, Lyft announced today in Denver that it will begin rolling out Nearby Transit – a feature that shows riders nearby public transit routes and schedules directly within the Lyft app.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) launched its golden anniversary year today with a special event at Union Station, kicking off a year of celebration to mark the transit agency’s 50th anniversary, officially July 1. For the rest of this calendar year, RTD will tell the stories of its impactful past and some of the people who have contributed to the many ways RTD has made transit history.
Your answers to frequently asked questions about quiet zones along the University of Colorado A Line.
Starting tomorrow, March 1, quiet zones will take effect in Denver along the University of Colorado A Line, meaning that the Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s commuter rail trains and freight trains will not routinely sound their horns when approaching nine of the line’s 11 crossings.
Commuter rail service on the University of Colorado A Line will be affected for four hours this weekend and train riders should allow extra travel time.
As RTD and the City of Aurora PD continue to investigate the Jan. 28 light rail accident that resulted in serious injuries to multiple passengers, RTD has determined that the speed of the train appears to be the primary factor of the derailment.
Service on the University of Colorado A Line will be affected for approximately 4 hours this weekend and train riders should allow extra travel time.
The Federal Railroad Administration has granted approval for the G Line testing to move towards public service and to operate under the existing long-term waiver that covers the University of Colorado A Line and B Line.
Leading the way in transit mobility solutions - RTD announces a partnership with Uber that allows Uber users to plan a trip on RTD vehicles right inside the Uber app.
New line extends E, F and R light rail service 2.3 miles south to RidgeGate Station in Lone Tree beginning May 19
DENVER (Jan. 25, 2019) The Regional Transportation District today announced that the 2.3-mile extension of the E, F and R light rail lines will open for service May 19.
RTD has achieved a significant milestone on the Southeast Rail Extension project. The project has achieved substantial completion – a major step on the path toward opening the E, F and R light rail extension in 2019.
Real-time tracking information for bus and light rail services on RTD's Trip Planner, NextRide, and third-party apps is temporarily unavailable. Trip Planner and NextRide will display route schedule information.
January service changes took place on Sunday. Check schedules before making your trip.