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Posts Tagged ‘RTD’

Julianne McCabe, RTD critic wants new transportation solutions in Boulder

Julianne McCabe, RTD critic wants new transportation solutions in Boulder

Candidate Julianne McCabe (left) at a recent candidate forum. Julianne McCabe’s curiosity led her to take up an independent study of transit issues in Boulder. The former attorney pored over RTD budgets, statewide transportation reports and [...]

Turning the Dream of a Community-wide Eco Pass into Reality

Turning the Dream of a Community-wide Eco Pass into Reality

Resident transit use before and after possessing an Eco Pass. Source: City of Boulder (click to enlarge) For many years, Boulder County and the City of Boulder have been offering financial incentives to businesses and neighborhoods to sign up for [...]

A Long and Winding Road For RTD

A Long and Winding Road For RTD

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, November 1, Chuck Sisk, representative to RTD’s board of directors from District O (which includes most of Boulder County), asserted that a state-wide coalition called Impact 64 is seriously considering trying to [...]

Bikes and Bus Rapid Transit

Bikes and Bus Rapid Transit

There's still political wrangling to be done and funding to be found, but with a little luck we'll see something resembling Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) coming to the US 36 corridor Real Soon Now. I think this is great, and will make very efficient use [...]

Poll: Public Transit Options for the Northwest Corridor

Poll: Public Transit Options for the Northwest Corridor

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on March 19, 2012, the majority of a panel of current and former local officials concurred on the need for more details and guarantees from RTD with respect to its recent “hybrid” proposal for transit in the [...]

The Train, the Bus, or Both?

The Train, the Bus, or Both?

PLAN-Boulder County sent the following letter to the Boulder City Council, the Boulder County Commissioners and the RTD Board of Directors March 6, 2012 PLAN-Boulder County strongly supports an energy efficient mass transit system in the NW [...]

I Heart the Bus

I Heart the Bus

Reasons to ride the bus… Want a more relaxed way of life?  Ride the bus; I found that once I started using the bus, I stopped over-scheduling. Tired of fighting the traffic?  Ride the bus; I no longer care if it is snowing, or someone is [...]

RTD’s Fare Increase: Driving Us to Drive

RTD’s Fare Increase:  Driving Us to Drive

RTD has proposed another fare increase, this time a 12.5% increase from its current value of $2.00 to $2.25. The bus fare in 2002 was $1.10, which would be $1.34 in today’s dollars. The graph below shows the actual bus fare from 2002 to 2011, [...]