More than a dozen RTD service cuts go into effect, 16th Street Mall Ride reductions included

RTD says lower ridership & bus driver shortages

DENVER – More than a dozen RTD bus routes will be running less often starting Sunday. The 16th Street Mall Ride shuttle will also see reduced services starting this coming week.

The RTD Board of Directors approved the changes in June citing low ridership system wide and bus driver shortages as reasons for the decision.

The Free Mall Ride buses will be lowered in frequency to come every three minutes, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other changes throughout the district include discontinuing early-morning or late-evening trips or lowering frequency of trips during times of day with low ridership.

To learn more about which routes are impacted with the new changes, click here

RTD representatives said the transit agency tries to make sure that there is an alternative line nearby that can provide service for passengers affected by cuts. Click here for help to plan out alternative routes and trips using the RTD Trip Planner.

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