As the economy has only gotten worse, taking the bus, riding a bike, and walking for miles has become very common in the city and surrounding areas. When it's possible to get to your destination faster, taking the bus seems like a great idea, however, with the awful selection of employees who operate these very large vehicles, buses have been late, leave their current stop almost 10 (or more) minutes early, and ignore pedestrians who are trying to load onto the bus. Denver's RTD (Regional Transport System) has really made a bad reputation for themselves.
An Example of a bad RTD experience:
"It was my first day on the job. I waited at the bus stop at Sable Centrepoint for 30 extra minutes, not to mention I was there an hour early. I called the bus system and was on hold for 2 hours. I finally got a hold of customer service over the phone to ask where the bus was, the woman I spoke with specifically told me she was new and didn't know how to find out where my bus was. 20 minutes later, she told me the bus should be there in a few minutes, and hung up. I waited for 10 minutes, there was still no sign of the bus. I begrudgingly called a cab and paid over $25 bucks and got to my destination in 20 minutes, it would have taken 2 hours on RTD. It was a horrible experience and I wish I didn't have to take the Denver bus ever again." -Alicia Chaddleson, Aurora, CO