Let’s Streamline RTD
For the past number of years, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) has demonstrated that it has lost its sight on providing quality public transportation. In the past five years alone, RTD botched the “A” Line to the airport; had labor shortages for buses and trains; created the “Reimagine RTD” process to understand what went wrong; and in June of this year Gov. Polis and the State Legislature created the “Accountability Committee” to understand what went wrong with RTD.
This tells me that RTD needs to change!
I am running for District A of RTD as I have sensible ideas and solutions to give riders and taxpayers the most bang for their buck.
- Let’s consolidate the light rail lines in order to put two trains per hour back in Aurora that RTD voted to take away.
- Let’s improve the bus & train operator application process by requiring RTD to respond to new applicants within one week of an application.
- Let’s plan for the future by extending heavy rail and widening I-70 to the new Aurora Highlands where the developer says 60,000 people will live, work, and play.
These are only three solutions to make RTD better. I have many more ideas to give all of us a public transit system that we expect.
RTD can be great. Here is what Colorado has done in the past 100 years.
- Eisenhower and Moffat Tunnels were constructed
- I-225 was built through Aurora and US-36 was built to Boulder
- I-70 through Glenwood Canyon was built on pillars
- Denver International Airport replaced Stapleton International Airport
- RTD constructed 100 miles of rail
IT’S TIME TO THINK & ACT BIG, AGAIN
RTD and CDOT need to plan for the future, not the past.