On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Regional
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
Last updated: Dec 22 2018 06:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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RTD approves budget that calls for hundreds of layoffs, slashed salaries for highest-paid staff 18.11.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Hundreds of RTD bus drivers, train operators and other staff members could lose their jobs in the next two months. But Gov. Jared Polis has joined calls to pause layoffs in hopes of more pandemic aid.
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Letters: Debating the election results and the consequences (11/15/20) 16.11.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Debating the election results and the consequences President Donald Trump keeps getting smaller and smaller. He is unwilling to turn over the keys to the White House.
Bosselman: Colorado doesn’t need a useless rail line. It needs true high-speed rail 9.11.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Momentum is building for a new passenger rail line that would extend 191 miles from Fort Collins to Pueblo. According to a survey for the Front Range Passenger Rail Commission, such a line has overwhelming public support. Significant federal funding could become available, too.
Endorsement: Tim Nelson for RTD Board of Directors District A seat 30.10.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
The Denver Post editorial board recommends Tim Nelson for RTD District A. Nelson’s slogan sums up one of the biggest reasons we’re supporting him over the incumbent for this seat overseeing sprawling Regional Transportation District: “Ready to move RTD forward.”
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Lots of new faces possible on RTD board as it faces crises over money, mission 12.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Metro Denver voters will fill seven seats on the Regional Transportation District's board in the Nov. 3 election -- likely thrusting a mix of new and returning officials into arguably the least enviable positions in local government these days.
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Bosselman: Disband the RTD board of directors  9.10.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
RTD's current board members are dedicated and hardworking. But they were set up to fail.
RTD Director District A Candidate Q&A 7.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
The RTD Director District A race features Kyle Bradell, Tim Nelson and Kate Williams
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1 dead after fatal car crash on I-225 Monday morning 5.10.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
One person has died after a fatal car crash Monday morning on northbound Interstate 225 near Iliff Avenue, according to Aurora police and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
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$5.6 million grant to help pay for work along Southwest Chief rail route between Colorado and New Mexico 30.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Amtrak a $5.6 million grant for track improvements and other work in New Mexico and Colorado along the Southwest Chief passenger train route between Chicago and Los Angeles.
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Service suspended to all RTD commuter lines due to system outage 28.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The University of Colorado A Line, B, N and G lines are all down, according to alerts sent by the Regional Transportation District to riders shortly after 3 a.m. Monday.
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Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge 24.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has received about $2 million to help pay for the replacement of a bridge over the Animas River, south of Silverton.
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RTD and contractors start trial in $111 million case over commuter rail crossing problems 22.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
RTD and the contracting team that built three commuter rail lines traded blame over costly delays and crossing-gate problems in court Monday as they opened a lengthy trial.
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Opening of N-Line to Denver’s north suburbs a rare “bright spot” for COVID-battered transit sector 18.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
On Monday, the Regional Transportation District will open what will likely be -- at least for the foreseeable future -- the last major rail corridor in its 2,342-square-mile service area. But the debut of the N-Line to the city's northern suburbs will be like no other opening RTD has held before, with the coronavirus pandemic having gutted transit ridership.
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Carroll: To survive, RTD should abandon the northwest rail line and cut back low-ridership routes 10.9.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
It’s the worst of times for RTD but not necessarily for RTD’s new chief. No one expects Debra Johnson to work miracles. The agency was on the ropes even before Covid-19.  Now it’s on its knees.
Colorado is making progress on a Front Range railway. Here’s what it will take to make it happen. 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The idea of hopscotching between cities along the Front Range aboard a gleaming, speedy train is enticing. But here's what it would take to make that happen.
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Officials predict 3 million riders on new Colorado railway 1.9.2020 Denver Post: Business
A passenger rail line in Colorado would accommodate 9,200 people every weekday and nearly 3 million per year, according to new modeling by state officials.
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RTD’s new chief faces big challenges at cash-strapped transit agency 30.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The incoming leader of the Regional Transportation District has overseen huge budgets, negotiated difficult labor contracts and dealt with complex boards. She'll need all of those skills as RTD faces big challenges, observers say.
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RTD director proposes replacing armed security guards with social workers 11.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Regional Transportation District would cancel its contract with a security contractor whose guard assaulted a Denver artist under a proposed resolution that seeks to remove most armed officers from trains and stations.
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RTD considers reducing service, dipping into FastTrack reserves to overcome $166 million shortfall 6.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Regional Transportation District is looking for ways to overcome a projected $166 million budget shortfall in 2021, and taking money earmarked for FastTracks projects and reducing service are some the solutions the board of directors are considering.
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Lane closures scheduled in Eisenhower Tunnel for fire suppression system checks 11.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Planned overnight lane closures will be happening in the Eisehnower Tunnel so transportation officials can test the tunnel's fire suppression system.
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