Kelly Mutz is a senior at MSU Denver studying journalism and sustainability. She covers the RTD Board of Directors in her series "Back on Track." In her writing, she focuses on how the board is tackling the immense challenges RTD is currently facing. Kelly is a Denver native and has been an avid rider of RTD most of her life. She previously was a writer at Met Media and enjoys exploring different parts of Denver on her bike or by walking her dog, Luna.
Back on Track: What’s Next for the RTD Board of Directors?By Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
The main challenge facing the RTD Board is to increase ridership and revenue while providing transportation that is safe and equitable for everyone. Johnson is optimistic: "We just have to be willing to roll up our sleeves and look at what's before us.”
Back on Track: Transit EquityBy Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
“Transit justice does not rely on transit agencies alone. The injustices are symptoms of larger problems and the agencies have to work in tandem to create programmatic solutions that make our community safe and accessible for everyone,” Campbell stated.
Back on Track: Conversations with Doug Tisdale and Kate WilliamsBy Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
Doug Tisdale and Kate Williams, two returning RTD Board Directors, reflect on the past four years and what they’ve learned, offering insight into the future of the RTD board.
Back on Track: Meet District G Representative Julien BouquetBy Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
When Bouquet learned there were some board members who didn’t use RTD at all, he felt he could bring a new perspective. “I decided to run because I thought we needed a perspective from riders,” Bouquet said. “We need to be hearing from people that actually have experience riding trains or buses.”
Back on Track: Meet District M Representative Marjorie SloanBy Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
Marjorie Sloan has years of experience working on transportation issues in the Denver metro area. Will it help RTD get on the right path?
Back on Track: Meet District D Representative Bobby DishellBy Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
RTD is in need of dramatic reform to bring the agency out of its financial disaster and increase ridership while keeping operators and riders safe and healthy. Bobby Dishell is ready to take on that challenge.
Back on Track: Meet District E Representative Paul RosenthalBy Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
District E has a new representative: Paul Rosenthal, former state Representative and long-time public servant. Discover his priorities and plans for RTD.
Back on Track: How Will the RTD Board Respond to COVID-19?By Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
It’s no secret: RTD is in a financial bind and has been for some time. In 2019 the agency had to make $40 million worth of cuts to the 2020 budget while dealing with a shortage of operators that led to service reductions. This year RTD has lost tens of millions in fare revenue due […]
Back on Track: A Delicate Balance in District IBy Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
In two weeks, the Regional Transportation District will welcome eight new members to its Board of Directors. Seven will be elected by voters within each district but the eighth seat—District I—will be chosen by the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners. District I consists of the eastern part of Boulder County, which includes most of […]
Back on Track: Can this Election Save the RTD Board of Directors?By Kelly Mutz | | No Comments
On November 3, Colorado voters will be tasked with electing seven new members for the RTD Board of Directors. The 15-member board represents different districts along the Front Range and each holds their seat for a four-year term. The Board of Directors is responsible for voting on topics including: passing the annual budget overseeing service […]