The RTD Accountability Committee met and discussed contracting with an on-call consulting firm to support the work of the committee. DRCOG staff concurred with a review panel’s recommendation to contract with North Highland. This recommendation was based on North Highland’s qualifications and varied experience, including relevant public sector work on equity and human resource issues in addition to transit. North Highland’s transit work includes a similar task done for NJ Transit, New Jersey’s public transportation corporation.

As discussed at Accountability Committee’s August 24th meeting, the importance of integrating an equity lens into its deliberations and recommendations is a priority. A workgroup was formed for the purpose of creating a guiding document and a draft document was presented for the committee’s review. Available subcommittee (Finance, Governance, Operations) reports were also heard. Visit DRCOG’s website for additional information.