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More than 50 RTD train trips canceled Monday amid operator shortage

Posted at 6:32 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 08:32:45-05

DENVER — The Regional Transportation District continues to deal with a widespread shortage of train and bus operators, and that resulted in a large number of canceled trips Monday.

As of 6 a.m. Monday, RTD’s website was showing more than 50 canceled trips on the C, D, E, F, H and R lines throughout the morning and early afternoon hours.

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RTD has been taking public feedback on the operator shortage and plans to discuss the issue on Thursday.

Beyond canceled trips, the shortage has resulted in many operators working six days a week.

Officials have been weighing whether to reduce service in some areas to make up for the lack of drivers, though that plan has met some opposition.