The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is ready to get the region moving again, and the agency is making strides to safely welcome riders back.“We want our customers to know that we are all in this together, and as part of the community, RTD has faced the same challenges and uncertainties as they have during these extraordinary times, but we are here and ready to help the region get back on track with safety as our number one priority,” said Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Paul Ballard. “RTD is a key partner to reviving the region as it begins to reopen. We are not only a life line to many, but an economic driver connecting people to the places they want and need to go.”
To see what RTD is doing to prepare for riders to return, watch the minutelong “Let’s Get Our Region Moving Again” video.“Let’s Get Our Region Moving Again” emphasizes all the measures RTD is taking to instill confidence in riding the system again, and showcases the various actions the agency has been implementing to keep people safe. The effort reinforces that RTD is ready to serve the public when they are ready to ride.RTD’s core value of safety is reflected in the steps the agency has taken internally and externally to combat the coronavirus. These include distributing masks and face coverings, sanitizer, disinfectant and gloves to all front-line employees and requiring them to wear face coverings, instituting social distancing in RTD facilities and on RTD vehicles, conducting daily cleaning and sanitizing of all RTD vehicles. The agency asks passengers to be its partners in safety by urging them to wear face coverings and practice social distancing on the system.Because the pandemic is a fluid and dynamic situation, RTD continues to monitor changes and is ready to respond with changes to practices and services as needed to keep passenger and employees safe. The agency is closely following updates from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Denver Office of Emergency Management to ensure an appropriate response to the coronavirus.RTD looks forward to seeing the community on its services soon. To welcome the public back on board, RTD staff and Board members will hand out sanitizer and face coverings to customers through the first week of July. Visit the RTD website for locations and dates.