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Regional Transportation District

Regional Transportation District
Regional Transportation District

RTD wants more housing near stations. It may sacrifice parking spots to make that happen.

RTD is expected to vote Tuesday on a new transit-oriented development policy that would make 35% of housing units built on its properties affordable.


Opinion: Freeway expansion is the wrong way to spend Colorado’s COVID-19 relief dollars

When the pandemic is behind us, will we want ever-wider highways, more air pollution and increasing greenhouse gas emissions?

Opinion Columns

RTD gets federal coronavirus relief dollars, reverses furloughs

Despite receiving some financial respite, the agency is not calling back 90 non-union employees who left in recent weeks because their jobs are still deemed unnecessary given reduced agency services


RTD board soundly rejects resolution to replace security with social workers

The resolution lost in a 14-1 vote in the Regional Transportation District's publicly elected board of directors.


Polling shows support for a tax hike to pay for a Front Range passenger train. But the devil is in the details.

The effort — showing 61% support for a sales tax increase to pay for the route — is starting off strong and supporters can make their case to state lawmakers. However, that share will likely decline when an exact tax increase is finalized.


National Medal of Honor Museum chooses Texas over Denver for its new home despite Gov. Polis’ efforts

The decision is a blow to Colorado's governor, who worked for months to land the museum


As development plans flood Denver’s poorest neighborhood, fear of gentrification lingers


RTD board candidate’s guilty plea in 2008 public benefits theft case could mean she’s ineligible to hold the job under the Colorado constitution

Shontel Lewis, candidate for the RTD board's district B, says: “I believe my eligibility should be based on the voters, not on a series of poor decisions I made over a decade ago at a time of trauma in my life.”

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