A long-simmering, hushed dispute between RTD and its private partner that built and operates its flagship commuter rail lines has broken into the open.
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Major changes have been in the works for more than a year, with input from advocacy groups, colleges, school districts, and other organizations.
The D, F, H and L lines will all be closed Sept. 14-24 for rail line replacements.
The Denver Post reports a "safety critical software problem" at some crossings prompted the return of the guards.
The latest estimate from RTD is the latest disappointment for communities along the lines who've waited years for trains to roll.
A possible fare hike from $4.70 to $6 per trip has transit advocates worried that many won't be able to afford it.
The April 20 incident on the A Line that left 200 riders stranded dented the transit agencies' relationship, but decades-long deal will likely remain intact.
The board decried DTP’s lack of communication and questioned what steps the company would take to prevent such incidents in the future.
The report details what happened and what will done to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Denver Transit Partners, the private business that runs RTD’s commuter rail lines, has a rocky relationship with the transit agency.