Denver South Employers Transportation Champions – February 10, 2021

Denver South is the Transportation Management Organization for the I-25 corridor from about Belleview (Denver/Greenwood Village) to the south side of Lone Tree. The Transportation Champions is made up of representatives of the businesses making up Denver South. Their purpose is to figure out how get people out of their cars and into transit.

At this meeting the group was introduced to Debra Johnson, the new CEO of RTD. She could only spend abut ½ hour with them but she talked about where she hoped to take RTD in the future. With a lot of employees still working from home, the businesses are looking for ways to get people passes that were less expensive and less time limited. Eco Passes just aren’t working for employees coming into work only 2 or 3 times a week.

Following Debra Johnson’s remarks, discussion then revolved around the needs of commuters that might be taking transit: bike lanes, another free shuttle, enhanced walking experiences, e-bikes/e-scooter. This included discussion of how to pay for those upgrades needed.