DENVER (CBS4) – Controversial cuts to RTD service were approved Tuesday night after a late night vote by the Board of Directors.
Tuesday night’s meeting included a public comment portion that last more than 2 hours as people protested the cuts.
RTD says the cuts will save an estimated $11 million. The bus service would be replaced by the Regional Transportation District’s Call-n-Ride service.
Many in the blind community who attend the Colorado Center for the Blind say the reduction in service of the 401 route in Littleton means their lifeline to the rest of the world will be cut off. They also say the move takes away their independence.
Despite the protests the board passed the proposal.
The cuts and reductions in service will go in to effect in January 2012.