The hold-up is over the wireless system that controls the A, B and G lines’ crossing gates.
The state says careless and distracted drivers are a big part of the problem.
A Republican plan would commit existing sales taxes to road construction. Opponents worry that mean cuts to other state programs.
In the early 2010s, the number of violations per year hovered around 10. Since then, that figure has jumped to more than 100 a year.
Gov. John Hickenlooper backs a tax hike for transportation, water and high-speed internet projects.
Brace yourselves travelers: construction begins in the summer and won’t wrap up until 2021.
Despite several challenges RTD is doing very well. “Our finances are good, our budget is good,” said general manager Dave Genova.
The 12.5-mile line to Thornton was supposed to open early next year. RTD now estimates a late 2019 opening.
Mike Lewis "brings an incredible transportation background to CDOT at a time when our state is faced with significant transportation challenges," Hickenlooper said.
Investigators identified 57 drivers in the last year and a half who should not have been allowed on the platform under state law.