RTD Code of Conduct
The current RTD Code of Conduct, or “Respect the Ride” as the agency now likes to call it, was initially approved on December 20, 2016 by RTD’s Board of Directors and amended on July 21, 2020 and on Jun 28, 2023.
2023 Code of Conduct Amendment Process
After an internal staff review that began in 2022, RTD proposed some changes to its Code of Conduct and associated Suspension Policy. The changes were controversial to say the least, with a proposal to ban riding around on the system all day with no apparent purpose being seen as an unfair attack on homeless individuals who have nowhere else to go.
Following representations made by GDT and other advocacy groups, the agency changed course and conducted a community engagement exercise on the proposed changes.
Despite 743 public comments being submitted during the community engagement exercise, RTD staff did not make any modifications to the proposed amendments. We urge you to read the RTD Feedback Summary Report with this in mind.