Public Transportation Bus Driving Downtown Denver Colorado (copy)

An RTD bus in Denver.

The Regional Transportation District will spend the next two years finding ways to improve their agency for Denver residents.

"Reimagine RTD" formally kicked off Wednesday, reports CPR. The project will begin gathering input and evaluating the organization to improve services.

The project's website says that Denver's growing population, which is expected to increase by 31% by 2050, is driving a need for updates to the city's transit systems.

"When complete, Reimagine RTD will identify comprehensive, forward-thinking strategies to better connect people to the places they want and need to go," the website says. 

The agency's 2018 service report showed that its revenue for the year was $143.5 million while its operating costs were $777.5 million, forcing a need to make changes.

RTD will consider limiting its reach in order to make cuts, reports CPR, as well as expanding services in high-traffic areas.

“One of the solutions to congestion is capacity,” Genova said at a press conference at the agency’s lower downtown offices. “And that's what we have in the public transit industry that many other mobility options don't have — the capacity to move lots and lots of people on our bus system and our rail network."

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