Denver RTD seeks comment on possible cuts to light rail, bus service

Temporary reductions needed because of shortage of operators
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An RTD light rail train approaches the Aurora Metro Center station in September 2018. The Denver transit agency is soliciting public comments on possible service reductions because of a shortage of light rail and bus operators.
TRAINS: David Lassen

DENVER — Facing a shortage of operators that has led to light rail and bus cancellations, the Denver-area Regional Transportation District is asking the public what it should do in response.

The RTD on Monday began a campaign to gather public comments on a proposal to temporarily reduce service in light of its ongoing labor shortage. [See “Denver RTD faces light rail, bus cuts because of lack of operators,” Trains News Wire, Oct. 21, 2019.] It asks participants to watch a video on the subject, and will hold a telephone town hall meeting on the subject on Wednesday, will be asking riders to fill out surveys at some bus and light rail stations Nov. 11-14, is offering an online survey at the RTD website, and is soliciting comment on its social media platforms.

The public comment period will continue through Nov. 17, with results to be presented to the RTD board of directors on Nov. 21.

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