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RTD is seeking the public’s input on a proposal to temporarily reduce service due to a lack of drivers and other “operational challenges,” according to a press release from Boulder County.

“You may have heard RTD has a shortage of bus and rail operators, and it’s impacting our ability to provide you with the reliable service you deserve,” said RTD General Manager and CEO Dave Genova in a video posted to its YouTube page.

Genova added the shortage is “requiring many of our operators to work six days a week, every week.”

He also said RTD is considering a “temporary service reduction while we work to hire and retain more operators.”

The video also featured interviews with a number of RTD employees, who lamented the long work weeks, stress and other problems the staff shortage and maintaining current schedules has caused.

RTD’s survey asks participants which services they use most often, what their experience has been with transportation services in the past year, whether a service reduction should be implemented and what the maximum amount of time is they would be willing to wait for a bus.

RTD will also be holding a telephone town-hall Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., where more information will be presented on the proposed service reduction and driver shortage.

To participate in the survey, visit, and to watch RTD’s video on the subject, visit

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