🚌 DPS bus drivers desperately needed
Denver Public Schools, along with several other metro area school districts, is facing a dire shortage of bus drivers. DPS executive director of transportation Albert Samora mostly blames the pandemic for the shortage and believes the district’s recent mask mandate is deterring some candidates. Currently, he is working with union leaders to increase driver pay and improve benefits to retain and attract drivers before he has to resort to eliminating routes. [Denver Post]
👉 What you can do: Apply to be a DPS bus driver.
🏟️ Don’t bank on BroncosRide this football season
In-person football games may be back, but your convenient ride to Empower Stadium at Mile High is not. RTD has announced it will extend its suspension of the BroncosRide bus service, which was initially suspended at the height of the pandemic in March 2020. Broncos officials estimate the bus service transports roughly 6,700 attendees per game. RTD will, however, increase regularly scheduled rail service in place of BroncosRide. [9News]
👉 What you can do: Consider the E and W Lines for your lift to the stadium, or find other transportation options at rtd-denver.com.
🎭 Buntport Theater Co. gives back to creative community
Denver’s darling black box theater group, Buntport Theater Company, is bringing more performances, more often, to more people this season. The five-person company stayed afloat during the pandemic thanks to ticket sales and generous donations, and now they want to pay it back to the community by offering pay-what-you-can tickets to audience members, free use of their theater space for other creatives, and more frequent programming at their La Alma Lincoln Park stage. [Denverite]
👉 What you can do: Browse Buntport’s just-announced 2021-22 lineup.