Report: Denver Transit Riders Switch to Cars as RTD Fails to Get the Basics Right

Regular transit riders are giving up on Denver’s buses and trains and hopping into road-clogging cars instead, according to a new survey.

The Regional Transportation District keeps passengers waiting too long and its routes fail to go to the places where most people want to go, according to Transit Center, the foundation that asked riders about their experiences in seven cities in a report titled “Who’s on Board.”

“Transit can’t get them to where they need to go,” says Mary Buchanan, one of the researchers who looked at Denver. “It’s faster or more reliable for them to drive.”