Regional Transportation District

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The Regional Transportation District is the regional transit authority in the Denver, Aurora & Boulder areas of Colorado.

History

  • The RTD began operating in late 1974, replacing Denver Metro Transit.
  • Light Rail service in Denver began on October 7, 1994.

Routes

System Map/Bus Schedules

Commuter Rail

The current and proposed commuter rail lines are:

  • University of Colorado A Line: Denver International Airport to Union Station (opened April 2016)
  • B Line: Westminster to Union Station (opened July 2016; to be extended to Longmont as funding becomes available)
  • G Line: Wheat Ridge to Union Station (opened April 26, 2019)
  • N Line: Thornton to Union Station (to open August 2020)

Light Rail

The current and proposed light rail lines are:

  • C Line: Littleton/Mineral to Union Station
  • D Line: Littleton/Mineral to 30th/Downing
  • E Line: Lincoln to Union Station (extension from Lincoln to RidgeGate Parkway to open 2019)
  • F Line: Lincoln to 18th/California & 18th/Stout (extension from Lincoln to RidgeGate Parkway to open 2019)
  • H Line: Nine Mile to 18th/California & 18th/Stout
  • R Line: Peoria to Lincoln
  • W Line: Jeffco Government Center/Golden to Union Station

Light Rail map with station list/Schedules

Fares

Bus roster

[1]

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Garage Notes
(3 units) 2004 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL
1401-1404 2006 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G19D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system Platte: 4 1404 is Retired.
1405-1409 2008 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system

Boulder: 2
East Metro: 3

1501-1554 Regional Transportation District 1531-a.JPG 2013 MCI D4500CL Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R

Boulder: 16
East Metro: 20
Platte: 18

1651-1686 2016 BYD K10MR Platte: 36
  • Used on the 16th Street MallRide.
  • Replaced TransTeq buses
1801-1812 2014 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B Platte: 12
  • Free MetroRide Buses.
  • BRT Styling.
1991-1996 2010 MCI D4500CL Cummins ISM Allison B500R Boulder: 6
3601 2015 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R
  • Intended for Flatiron Flyer US36 BRT Service.
  • Replaced the 2800 series Neoplan coaches.
3602-3659 2016 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R
  • Intended for Flatiron Flyer US36 BRT Service.
  • Replaced the 2800 series Neoplan coaches.
3701-3742 2016 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R
3901-3950 2006 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL 3911-3912, 3914-3915, 3917-3920 and 3922-3938 are retired.
3951-3963 2006 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL 3952-3963 are 2007 models.
3964-3976 2008 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL 3967 is Retired
5001-5103 Regional Transportation District 5098C-a.JPG 2005 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G21D102N4)
Cummins ISM ZF 6HP592C
5104-5133 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G21D102N4)
Cummins ISM ZF 6HP592C 5006, 5023-5026, 5029, 5032-5036, 5042-5043, 5052, 5088-5096 and 5111 are retired
5134-5236 2006-2007 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G21D102N4)
Cummins ISM ZF 6HP592C
5237-5265 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL ZF 6HP592C
6001-6125 2014 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Replaced 2000 Series Orion V.
  • Entered service in September 2014.
6126-6299 2014-2015 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • 2015 models.
  • Replaced the 2000 series Orion V buses.
  • Entered service in September 2014.
6301-6340 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • 6301-6329 built in Hayward.
  • 6330-6340 built in Livermore.
6341-6355 2017-18 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • 6341-6348 are 2017 models.
  • 6349-6355 are 2018 models.
6356-6415 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B
9301-9380 2014 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Replaced the 9100 series NABI 436 buses.
  • Entered service in July 2014.
9381-9398 2015 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Replaced the 9100 series NABI 436 buses.
9401-9406 2016 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 TBD
  • Exercised options.[2]

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
9-10 1997 Collins RE-185-D
6-15 1975 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
  • No rear exit door
19-24 1975 GMC S8M-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual
51-62 1974 FMC 2900V
63-89 1975 FMC 2900R
101-155 Renumbered 2301-2355.
214-227 1994 Metrotrans Classic
227-254 Renumbered 4401-4428.
431-434 1995 Ford/Goshen GC II
701-732 Renumbered 1401-1432.
771-782 Renumbered 1301-1312.
901-940 Renumbered 3401-3440.
1001-1014,
1016-1025
1997 Collins RE-185-D
1102 1964 MCI MC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Formerly Denver Metro Transit 751.
1103 1966 MCI MC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Formerly Denver Metro Transit 752.
1105 1966 MCI MC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Formerly Denver Metro Transit 761.
1106-1107 1967 MCI MC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Formerly Denver Metro Transit 754-755.
1108-1110 1968 MCI MC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Formerly Denver Metro Transit 756-758.
1111 1973 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N Formerly Denver Metro Transit 763.
1201-1202 1969 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Formerly Denver Metro Transit 759-760.
1203-1204 1971 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Formerly Denver Metro Transit 748-749.
1205 1972 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Formerly Denver Metro Transit 744.
1206-1207 1973 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Allison HT-740
1208-1209 1974 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Formerly Denver Metro Transit 746-747.
1267-1269 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-?
1301-1312 1977 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71 4-speed Manual
  • Ex 771-782.
  • Sold at auction in May 1998.
1401-1432 1978 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Ex 701-732.
1501-1528 1987 Neoplan USA AN340/3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
1601 1982 Neoplan N128/4
1601-1636 Regional Transportation District 1630-a.JPG 2000 TransTeq EcoMark CNG-Electric Hybrid
  • Were used on 16th Street MallRide.
1640-1641 2011 DesignLine EcoSaver IV
  • Were used on 16th Street MallRide.
1701-1721 1991 MCI 102-A3
1702-1722 1960 GMC TDH-4516 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Denver Metro Transit 702-722.
1801-1820 1993 Neoplan USA AN340/3 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA Allison
1901-1971 1997 MCI 102-DL3 Allison B500R
  • Intended for retirement in 2013 with the delivery of the 1500-series MCI D4500CL's.
  • Many remain in reserve service.
2001-2303 Regional Transportation District 2102-a.JPG 2000 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins ISM ZF 6HP592C
Allison B400R
2000-2069 received Allison B400R's upon delivery.
2301-2355 1977 Flxible 35096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
2501-2506 1982 MCR/Vetter 700E
  • Battery-powered.
  • Used on Mall Ride shuttle on 16th street mall.
2507-2519 1982 MCR/Vetter 700D
  • Used on Mall Ride shuttle on 16th street mall.
  • 2513 image
2601 1992 Neoplan USA Prototype mall bus
2701-2709 2008 Blue Bird Express Allison B500R
  • Purchased in 2009 from Coachworks as buses undelivered to another operator.
  • As part of the deal, Coachworks would provide repairs to the 1997 MCI 102DL3's.
2801-2885 Regional Transportation District 2853-a.JPG 2001 Neoplan USA AN345/3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
3001-3020 1992 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TB6V92TA)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
3101-3110 1975 GMC T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8 Suburban configuration
3251-3295 1999 Eldorado National Escort RE Cummins ISC
3401-3440 1976 AMG 10240B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
  • Ex 901-940.
  • Suburban configuration
3701-3710 1990 Stewart and Stevenson Starship S-28 Brazilian-built Marcopolo Senior chassis
3711-3715 1990 Stewart and Stevenson Starship S-28 CNG Brazilian-built Marcopolo Senior chassis
3716-3730 1990 Stewart and Stevenson Gemini T-30
3801-3891 Regional Transportation District F3810-a.jpg 2000 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C18A102N4)
Cummins ISC ZF 6HP502C
  • 13 known units were bought by Transit Sales International.
    • 10 units remain.
4101-4113 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-MARTA 837,822,824,825 (4101-4104) & Winnipeg Transit 184 & 175 (4105-4106), Ex-MARTA 818,838 (4107-4108) 186 & 180 (4109-4110), Ex-MARTA 826 (4111), 173 (4112), Ex-MARTA 835 (4113).
4114-4120 1962 GMC TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Winnipeg Transit 170, 164, 167, 160, 172, 162 & 163 (4114-4120).
4301-4326 1972 Flxible 111CC-D06-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8 Formerly Denver Metro Transit 201-226, renumbered 4301-4326 in 1982.
4401-4428 1974 Flxible 53102-8-1 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
  • Formerly Denver Metro Transit 4401-4428.
  • Renumbered from 227-254 upon delivery.
  • 4427 was found parted out at David's Auto Salvage in Abilene, TX in March 2016. It originally was being converted into an RV by a private owner.[3]
4501-4583 1975 AMG 10240A-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8
  • Former 601-683, renumbered in 1982.
4601-4776 1977 AMG 10240B-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
4801-4927 1981 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Sutrak A/C added on.
  • Sold at auction in May 1998.
5001-5165 1986 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
Detroit Diesel Series 50
Allison HTB-748
  • Most units were repowered in the 1990's.
  • Retired circa 2000-2001.
  • More than 60 units (5000-5300 series units) were bought by Transit Sales International circa 2001. Most units were repowered by RTD, but few (possibly 10 or less) retained their original engines.[4]
  • An unknown unit renumbered 520 was spotted for sale at an unknown time. It was repowered with a Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine.[10]
5166-5167 1986 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
Detroit Diesel Series 50
Allison HTB-748
  • Ex-Neoplan USA demonstrator units.
  • Most units were repowered in the 1990's.
  • Retired circa 2000-2001.
  • More than 60 units (5000-5300 series units) were bought by Transit Sales International circa 2001. Most units were repowered by RTD, but few (possibly 10 or less) retained their original engines.
5201-5305 1987 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
Detroit Diesel Series 50
Allison HTB-748
  • Most units were repowered in the 1990's.
  • Retired circa 2000-2001.
  • More than 60 units (5000-5300 series units) were bought by Transit Sales International circa 2001.
6001-6005 1988 TMC RTS-06 Methanol
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
7001-7040 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
7041-7045 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
(40102-6TL)
Detroit Diesel 6L71TA Allison V731
8001 (1st) 1986 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
  • Ex-Demo unit.[11].
  • Former NJT demonstrator bus.[12]
  • The only 96 inch wide Neoplan RTD ever owned.
8001-8085,
8101-8136,
8201-8256,
8301-8344
1993-1994 Gillig Phantom 40'
(40102TBS50)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590
Allison B400R
  • 1994 models.
  • 8001-8080 were built in 1993.
  • 8133 was spotted in a yard of buses in Cannon Falls, MN on 3/5/2012.[13]
  • Some units to University of Colorado Buff Bus. 8224 is a known unit.
  • Many units were bought by Transit Sales International.
    • 8059 was sold to Manhattanville College (NY) as 943.
    • 8206 & 8246 were sold to Krapf Bus as 9412-9413.
    • 8202 was sold to Bill's Bus Inc. in Santa Barbara, CA.[14][15]
    • 8220 was sold to Coralville Transit as 107.
    • 8235, 8103 & 8079 were leased to LACMTA as 9978-9980. 8079 was later leased to LADOT as 8079.
    • 8121 & 8216 were listed on Craigslist at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, CA on 8/9/2017.[16]
    • 8 units were sold to University of Minnesota as 626-633.
    • Some units were sold to the Northstar California Resort Parking Lot Shuttle System. 8330 became 116 and was spotted at Zacher's Auto Salvage in Harbor City, CA being parted out in November 2015 and was scrapped.[17]
9001-9089 1983-1984 MAN SG-310-18-2A MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874B
9101-9219 Regional Transportation District 9112-a.JPG 2000 NABI 436.09 Cummins ISM ZF 6HP602C
  • Retired & auctioned off in 2014-2015.
  • 1 unit was bought by a re-seller along with an Orion V in 2015. It was listed on Craigslist in Denver, CO from December 2015 to 2018.[18][19]
    • The Orion V was sold to a 2nd private owner, possibly for an RV conversion project.
  • 1 unit was bought by a private owner. It was listed on Craigslist in Denver, CO in March 2017.[20]
  • 1 unit was bought by a private owner for storage in 2017. It was listed on Craigslist in Denver, CO in August 2019.[21]

Rail roster

Active

Light rail

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
101-111 1993-94 Siemens SD100 Siemens
112-117 1996 Siemens SD100 Siemens
118-131 1999 Siemens SD100 Siemens
132-149 2000-01 Siemens SD100 Siemens
201-234 2006 Siemens SD-160 Siemens
235-323 2009-2012 Siemens SD-160 Siemens

Heavy rail

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
4000-4065 2014-2016 Hyundai Rotem EMU

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References