RTD's University of Colorado A Line and its B Line have been granted a 90-day extension to fix faulty crossing gates. People have been stationed at the crossings for months to monitor the gates.
Regional Transportation District (RTD)
- The Federal Railroad Administration granted RTD a temporary waiver to keep the lines open while a crossing arm issue is being fixed. But that ends on Nov. 5.Read more
- Transportation officials have withheld more than $800,000 from the company that operates the route.Read more
As RTD FasTracks projects continue to spread commuter and light rail, two professors discuss the merits of rail development.
- But it'll take decades to complete the line from Denver to Longmont, RTD says.Read more
Politico: Metro Denver Transit 'Miracle' And Missed Opportunity; Is Passenger Rail Across Colorado A Pie In The Sky Vision?
Metro Denver’s rail service was designed to reduce road congestion but the biggest benefit has been revitalization of the neighborhoods near its stations, according to a new article by Colin Woodard in Politico. Then, is passenger rail crisscrossing Colorado pie in the sky? And, Colorado’s new public lands day.
A new piece in Politico says the expansion is one of a kind in scale, but designers asked the wrong question when they planned it.