“If the Regional Transportation District (RTD) has to continue to cut service, nearly 100,000 riders could be without access to reliable transportation, according to a study from the transit advocacy group Transit Center.
Cuts would also disproportionally impact riders of color the study found. Thirteen percent of Black riders would be impacted, though Black residents make up 5% of the population in the model. Fifty-four percent of non-White and Hispanic riders would lose reliable service, though they make up 36% of people living in the service area.
“In Denver, the effects would be really severe,” said Ben Fried of the Transit Center. “For all intents and purposes, this would change the character of the city.””
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Staeger, Steve. Channel 9 News 29 September 2020.