Transit Alliance Closes Its Doors


Transit Alliance is shutting down after 19 years advocating for better transit in Denver and the metro region. Executive Director Kathleen Osher wanted to move on after 12 years, and the organization’s board decided to call it quits.

The organization was founded after a failed transit referendum in 1997, with the express intent of getting the $4.7 billion FasTracks transit funding measure over the finish line. Transit Alliance could have declared mission accomplished after FasTracks passed in 2004, but creating a good transit system entails a lot more than passing a referendum. The board hired Kathleen Osher in 2005 to head the next chapter.

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