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RTD Board Of Directors’ Rate Change for 2019

October 19, 2018


Regional Transportation District

ATTN: RTD Board of Directors’

1600 Blake Street

Denver, CO 80202


Dear Board Members:

Congratulations on the passage of fare rate changes for 2019. Those of us signing on to this letter are appreciative of the implementation of the low-income fare, which will provide confidence to the community showing Regional Transportation District (RTD) is serious about providing public transit to all sectors of our public. The work of RTD staff, alongside the Pass Program Working Group (PPWG), was instrumental in providing options during this process that were based on extensive discussions, research, and debate.

Today, we are writing to express concern that the fares you have approved for para-transit service Access-a-Ride (AAR) have not been properly vetted in the same way. Our understanding is that PPWG was not asked to review AAR rates because it did not fall into the pass program category. The fact is, the AAR program is nearly 10% of RTD’s budget and needs careful analysis to ensure that the service is provided – to qualified users and efficient funds are available to run the program, in a cost effective and responsible manner.

With this formal request, we ask that RTD create a task force/working group to address the operations of AAR.

Like PPWG, this group should include representatives across the community including users of the system. Specialty areas should include but are not limited to:

  • Operations
  • Funding
  • New Technology
  • Training
  • Research

RTD has demonstrated by implementing PPWG, that a collaboration of community and transit professionals can help you address important issues.

We are confident that a task force examination of access-a-ride will help improve delivery and efficiency of this critical program.


Thank you for your consideration of our request.

If you have any questions, please contact me, Julie Reiskin, Executive Director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition at

Sincerely Signed,



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RTD Board Of Directors’ Rate Change for 2019

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