Expand Competitive Tendering and
Regulate Public Transport Costs in Denver
State Representative Penn Pfiffner has introduced House Bill #1264, which would:
On February 12, 1997 the bill was approved by the House of Representatives Transportation Committee by a
Increase the Denver Regional Transportation District competitive tendering mandate from the present 20 percent
of bus service to 50 percent, over six years. (The 20 percent mandate was established by Senate Bill #164 in 1988,
carried by State Senator Terry Considine, and State Representative [now State Treasurer] Bill Owens, and signed
by Governor Roy Romer).
- Require RTDs costs for services not competitively tendered to drop by 2 percent annually, after adjustment for
inflation, to a maximum of 20 percent. This 10 year, 20 percent reduction in costs per vehicle hour would halve
the current difference between RTD's internal cost of operations and that of its competitively tendered services.
Starting after impostion of the 50 percent competitive tendering mandate, in any year RTD fails to achieve
the 2 percent annual reduction from the base year of 1996, the competitive tendering mandate would be
increased another five percentage points.
Denver Competitive Tendering Savings Rise
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