User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
Last updated: Dec 21 2018 22:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Amtrak to drop $25,000 ticket price for 2 wheelchair users after complaints 21.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.
Amtrak asks 2 people who use wheelchairs to pay $25,000 for a ride 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It usually costs $16 to take Amtrak from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill. The company defended the $25,000 cost for the extra wheelchair users, saying it reflects a new policy.
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Metro Denver residents drive more despite rise of transit services — hampering efforts to cut air pollution 17.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Metro Denver residents have been driving more, pumping tons of heat-trapping pollution into air that already violates health standards -- despite multiplying options over the past decade to ride trains, buses, bicycles, scooters and other alternatives.
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Editorial: Metro's new bus plan is useless without the political will to see it through 15.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Metro has begun to roll out a new plan for speedier buses. But it will only work if there's political will behind it.

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Service reductions at RTD won’t fully address transit agency’s debilitating labor crunch 15.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
With RTD down a total of approximately 94 bus drivers and 65 light-rail operators, largely because of high turnover, the proposed service cuts would act only as a partial salve to the agency's unsteady headcount.
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Route changes, cancelations greet RTD riders. Here’s why. 14.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Riders complained about dozens of canceled train runs and other scheduling issues on the Regional Transportation District's sprawling transit system Monday morning -- a day after the agency implemented service adjustments it typically puts in place three times a year.
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Truck driver killed after collision with train in Logan County 11.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The crash occurred around 5:14 p.m. in Logan County near Highway 113, Cpl. Ivan Alvarado, Colorado State Patrol spokesman, said.
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Denver's ski train is back. Go from the city to the slopes car-free 9.1.2020 LA Times: Health

The seasonal route from downtown Denver takes visitors to Winter Park Resort.

I-70 travelers should prepare for traffic delays for rockfall mitigation 7.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado Department of Transportation will conduct periodic traffic holds Tuesday on Interstate 70 for rockfall mitigation work.
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Rocky Mountain Rail proposes plan for completing RTD’s Northwest Rail line 7.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Rocky Mountain Rail Inc., which says it has a "sustainable transportation plan" for passenger rail service between Westminster and Longmont, has scheduled a series of public forums over the coming weeks to present its proposal.
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Security video shows RTD bus driver spotting toddler in middle of busy Denver road 29.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Dramatic onboard video shows the moment a contract bus driver for RTD's Access-A-Ride service spotted a toddler in the middle of busy S. Parker Road in Denver.
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I-70 closed in both directions between Aurora, Limon due to snow 29.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Interstate 70 has been closed in both directions east of Denver due to adverse weather conditions, the Colorado Department of Transportation tweeted Saturday afternoon.
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Trains, buses experiencing weather-related delays; crashes snarl traffic on I-70 28.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Light rails and buses are seeing delays due to winter weather, while crashes on major roadways snarl traffic around metro Denver.
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Denver City Council passes bag fee, Mayor Hancock expected to sign into law 24.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the likely event that the new law is enacted, the fees will begin in July, banding Denver with at least 13 other cities in Colorado with similar fees or bans.
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I-25 north near Longmont reopens after crash closed lanes for four hours 22.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A multivehicle crash closed Interstate 25 northbound between Colorado 52 and Colorado 119 near Longmont Sunday morning.
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RTD may ax six bus lines, reduce service on 16th Street Mall shuttle to deal with severe driver shortage 20.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Six bus routes would be axed, the R-Line and D-Line light-rail corridors would lose runs and the frequency of the popular 16th Street Mall shuttle in downtown Denver would be cut in half -- from every 90 seconds to every 3 minutes -- if proposed RTD service cuts are approved and put into effect in 2020.
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Power outage slows RTD light rail commute Wednesday 18.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A power outage is causing 20 to 30 minute delays on some Denver RTD light rail trains Wednesday morning.
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Teen dies after being hit by Northstar commuter train 15.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A teenager died Friday night after being struck by a Northstar commuter train in Coon Rapids.
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Les Misérables: Why are the French, who seem to have much, so quick to protest? 12.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Why are the French so quick to protest?

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3 teens charged in series of assaults on Twin Cities trains 11.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Authorities believe the three were part of a group of six teens who attacked passengers on a Green Line train on Dec. 4. A fourth suspect has been arrested. Officials also believe some of the teens were involved in a Nov. 25 assault on the Blue Line in Minneapolis.
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