June 17, 2024

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RTD fares could be cheaper to boost ridership, CSI report finds

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DENVER (KDVR) — The Regional Transportation District has some problems with getting people to get on board the transit system. A new report from the Common Sense Institute said the agency’s ridership has decreased while its budget has increased.

Fellows with CSI, a think tank focused on free enterprise, said RTD should take advantage of budget increases to get more riders on board.

Low ridership on RTD public transit

“I think for me, you know, I was really trying to look at if we are getting our return on investment that we’ve made as a region,” Kelly Brough said. The former Denver mayoral candidate is now a fellow with the institute and author of their latest report on RTD’s ridership.

“When compared to 22 other transit systems around the nation, our…

Gabrielle Franklin

2024-05-24 20:47:15

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