Colorado Governor Jared Polis has assumed an adversarial position towards Denver's RTD. Over the past six months, Polis has pressured the agency to move forward on an ill-conceived rail extension from Denver to Boulder, and omitted funds for RTD from the state’s transportation budget.Read More
We present this preliminary analysis as a summary and guide to the geographic distribution of transit funds in the December COVID relief package.Read More
While HEROES Act funding would significantly reduce anticipated shortfalls, it would still address less than a year’s worth of the expected deficit for many large and mid-sized transit agencies.
We estimate that over the next 12 months, the MTA faces an operating shortfall of $8-$11.5 billion. This means that, after stimulus funding from the CARES Act is taken into account, the MTA faces a shortfall of at least $4.4-$8.0 billion.