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i_tlrc_2016a_2016-10-05t09:05:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 10/05/2016


Regional Transportation District


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09:05 AM -- Regional Transportation District

The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Mr. Dave Genova, General Manager and CEO, Mr. Tom Tobiason, Board Chair, and Mr. Bruce Abel, Assistant General Manager of Bus Operations, Regional Transportation District (RTD), briefed the committee on recent developments concerning RTD. Committee members received a collection of slides forming the basis of the presentation (Attachment A), and a folder with background information on RTD and its services (a copy of the folder is on file with Legislative Council Staff). Mr. Genova walked the committee through the contents of Attachment A. Mr. Genova responded to questions regarding the process by which RTD selects its transportation projects, and efforts to extend rail lines under FasTracks along certain corridors. Mr. Genova responded to further questions regarding bonding arrangements for funding RTD initiatives.

Attachment A - RTD.pdfAttachment A - RTD.pdf

09:15 AM

Mr. Genova returned to briefing the committee on recent RTD developments. Mr. Abel provided input on RTD's status in terms of its efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and discussed certain challenges facing the district. He also discussed the status of service improvements. Mr. Genova presented some additional RTD status updates.

09:28 AM

Mr. Genova responded to questions regarding recent difficulties experienced with the A and B commuter rail lines. He also provided input on the status of the G line's opening. Mr. Abel responded to questions regarding sources of funding for efforts to comply with the ADA. Mr. Genova responded to questions regarding plans to open certain additional light rail lines.

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