The Regional Transportation District develops, operates and maintains a public transportation system that meets the transit needs of close to 3 million people within an eight-county service area in the Denver metro region. - Photo: RTD

The Regional Transportation District develops, operates and maintains a public transportation system that meets the transit needs of close to 3 million people within an eight-county service area in the Denver metro region.

Photo: RTD

A surge of new coronavirus cases and an existing need for frontline workers are having impacts on the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s ability to provide its scheduled service.

“We are doing our best to maintain service within our existing resource constraints,” said Debra A. Johnson, GM/CEO. “While RTD’s Operations team is working as creatively as possible in its approach to covering open shifts, our ‘people power’ is being severely affected by the prevalence of the omicron coronavirus variant. We know this situation creates difficulty for our customers, and we apologize for any inconvenience they are experiencing due to these circumstances that are beyond our control.”

RTD said it is being challenged to provide service because of employees testing positive for COVID-19. Between Dec. 15 and Jan. 5, the agency has seen 77 new employee cases, spanning all facilities, and operating divisions.

RTD customers can stay updated on any unforeseen service changes by signing up for Service Alerts.

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