JoyAnn Ruscha is running as a “write-in” for RTD District B. There are no named candidates on the ballot, but a write-in is a chance to make your voice heard! Join our campaign for a better RTD today!
Public transportation belongs to us, and we pay for RTD with our sales tax dollars. The RTD should eliminate unnecessary overhead in its $1.3 billion budget so we can expand access for everyone. As Director, JoyAnn will fight for:
16% of RTD’s riders live in households making less than $25,000 a year. Fare increases for transit-dependent riders (people living in a household without a car) could equal a week’s meal. Paying for multiple bus passes for kids in middle and high schools puts an undue financial burden on parents. As Director, JoyAnn will never vote for any proposal that disproportionately impacts low-income riders.
JoyAnn knows that RTD must be as low-cost as possible to to ensure long-term growth. Like other cities do, JoyAnn will push for free fares for kids, low-income seniors, and people with disabilities. The ultimate goal is free public transit for all. If elected, JoyAnn will work tirelessly with multiple government agencies and stakeholders to find a way to make that public policy goal a reality.
“JoyAnn is a proven leader who has consistently demonstrated her commitment to public service. Having worked with her on RTD reform at the Capitol, I know she will be an effective leader on the Regional Transportation District Board of Directors. I look forward to working with her.”Robert Rodriguez
”JoyAnn is a champion for the disabled community, having drafted and helped pass multiple civil rights bills that impacted tens of thousands of Coloradans and set the stage for national policy. No one is more deserving of this position, and I am proud to endorse her for RTD!"David Ortiz
“JoyAnn’s policy experience make her uniquely qualified for this role and I am proud to support her. She will be a dedicated RTD Director who will serve our area well.”Dafna Michaelson Jenet
"JoyAnn is a longtime labor and transit advocate. Her policy experience and her sincere belief in creating world-class public transit for all will help Colorado's 1-25 corridor thrive for generations to come. The United Steelworkers are proud to endorse her for RTD B!"Chuck Perko
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