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 (to open Fall 2016)
  • N Line: Thornton to Union Station (to open 2018)

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

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
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: 32
East Metro: 8
Platte: 14

1601-1636 Regional Transportation District 1630-a.JPG 2000 TransTeq EcoMark CNG-Electric Hybrid Platte: 36
  • Used on 16th Street MallRide.
1640-1641 2011 DesignLine EcoSaver IV Platte: 2
  • Used on 16th Street MallRide.
1651-1686 2016 BYD K10MR
  • 36 buses purchased for the 16th Street MallRide.
  • Replacing 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
2001-2303 Regional Transportation District 2102-a.JPG 2000 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins ISM ZF 6HP592C
Allison B400R

Boulder: 22
East Metro: 112
Platte: 67
First Transit Commerce City: 27
First Transit Denver: 23
Veolia: 33

2000-2069 received Allison B400R's upon delivery.
2801-2885 Regional Transportation District 2853-a.JPG 2001 Neoplan USA AN345/3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
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
3801-3891 Regional Transportation District F3810-a.jpg 2000 Gillig Phantom 30'
(C18A102N4)
Cummins ISC ZF 6HP502C

Boulder: 43
East Metro: 8
Platte: 33

  • Many units have retired.
  • 13 known units were bought by Transit Sales International.
    • 10 units remain.
3901-3950 2006 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL
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
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
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
  • Replacing 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.
6356-6399, 6401-6404 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.[1]

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
9-10 1997 Collins RE-185-D
19-24 1975 GMC S8M-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual
25-36 1975 GMC S8H-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison
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
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.
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.
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 Ferroni minibus chassis
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.[2]
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 Allison HTB-748
  • 5127 & 5163 were leased to LADOT after retiring from RTD.
  • 5155 & an unknown unit were bought by National Motor Coach in Calgary, AB.[3][4] The unknown unit was spotted on 12/29/2005.[5][6]
  • 1 or more units were bought by Transit Sales International circa 2003. They were repowered with Detroit Diesel Series 50 engines and may have came from LADOT.[7]
  • An unknown unit renumbered 520 was spotted for sale at an unknown time. It was repowered with a Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine.[8]
5166-5167 1986 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Ex-Neoplan demo units.
  • 5167 was leased to LADOT after retiring from RTD.
5201-5305 1987 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 5254 & 5302 were leased to LADOT after retiring from RTD.
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.[9].
  • Former NJT demonstrator bus.[10]
  • 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
B400R
  • 8001-8080 were 1994 models built in 1993.
  • 8059 to Manhattanville College (NY) as 943.
  • 8133 was spotted in a line up of buses in Cannon Falls, MN on 3/5/2012.[11]
  • 8206 & 8246 to Krapf Bus 9412-9413.
  • Some units to University of Colorado Buff Bus.
    • 8224 is a known unit.
  • 8 units to University of Minnesota 626-633.
  • Some units were bought by the Northstar California Resort Parking Lot Shuttle System.
    • 8330 became 116. It was spotted at Zacher's Auto Salvage in Harbor City, CA being parted out in November 2015 and was scrapped.[12]
  • Some units were bought by Transit Sales International.
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 in 2014-2015.

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

External Links

References