User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Regional
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
Last updated: Dec 05 2019 21:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Eastbound I-70 closed through Glenwood Canyon after multiple crashes 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 are closed through Glenwood Canyon due to a number of crashes and spin outs, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
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Train derails after collision with semi, blocking Highway 85 near Platteville 4.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Both north and southbound lanes of Highway 85 south of Platteville are blocked after a train crashed into a tractor trailer and several cars derailed near County Road 30.
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Highway 66 is closed in both directions near Mead after two die in Weld County accident 4.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Two people died when a Jeep hit a Ford pickup truck Wednesday morning in Weld County, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
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RTD will open search for an interim GM to external candidates as current chief heads for the exit 4.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Leaders at the Regional Transportation District on Tuesday began the long and arduous task of finding a new general manager to lead the $1 billion-a-year agency, which is facing a slew of challenges including dropping ridership, a labor shortage and the delayed opening of a major rail line to the northern suburbs.
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RTD’s next general manager will face bumpy road as metro Denver’s mobility landscape gets more complex 27.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The next person to head metro Denver's sprawling transit network will face a long list of obstacles to reversing RTD's declining ridership -- and, industry experts warn, that new leader will have only so much power to set things right.
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Letters: Responsibilities in war; Bloomberg’s business conflict; Get RTD back on track (11/25/19) 26.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Responsibilities in war
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RTD chief Dave Genova announces retirement amid severe challenges for the transit agency 23.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The head of the Regional Transportation District, Dave Genova, announced Friday that he will be retiring after 26 years of service with the agency, as RTD faces severe challenges with employee retention and declining ridership.
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Denver road conditions: Streets and highways are icy; motorists should use caution 22.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Roads are slushy, wet and icy Friday morning and there are accidents throughout Denver. Motorists are advised to drive carefully.
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Majority of RTD passengers would accept service cuts to get more reliability, survey says 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A majority of RTD passengers would be willing to see cuts to service on light-rail trains and buses throughout the eight-county transit district if it means fewer dropped runs and greater reliability of travel, a recent agency survey showed.
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RTD to charge flat fare for 2020 launch of N-Line train to Denver’s north suburbs 20.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Regional Transportation District leaders on Tuesday approved a six-month pilot program that will eliminate the regional fare on the yet-to-open N-Line to Denver's north suburbs -- a stab by the sprawling transit agency at figuring out whether a cheaper ticket will bring aboard more passengers as ridership continues to decline across the district.
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Caldara: A little competition would help RTD’s driver shortage 19.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
If RTD put passengers and taxpayers first it would do what most of Europe does and contract out the other 50% of fix-route bus service, as well as all their rail operations. Competition works.
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RTD cancels about 100 light rail trips Monday, days ahead of discussion on driver operator shortage 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
RTD canceled about 100 light rail trips on Monday amid a continued driver shortage, frustrating riders and leaving leaders scrambling for solutions.
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Guest Commentary: End Denver’s unfair war on car commuters 19.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
First, Denver City Council reduced speed limits on some city streets, ostensibly to protect cyclists from drivers, according to the mayor. Then came the conversion of more city-center vehicle lanes to exclusive bus lanes, creating bottlenecks that may quicken commutes for a select few but will leave drivers even more gridlocked. Finally, as if rush hour along Broadway isn’t constricting and chaotic enough, the city announced that the lane restricting scheme would be extended in length and made permanent. While perhaps well-intentioned, these policies won’t achieve their goal of reducing traffic congestion; in fact, they will worsen it.
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RTD considers ticket-slashing experiment amid falling ridership 12.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
RTD may ditch its higher regional fare for the N-Line when the commuter train to Denver's north suburbs opens next year -- part of an experiment aimed at boosting sagging ridership across the eight-county district while also testing the idea of one day charging a flat fare systemwide.
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Northbound I-25 on-ramp near Castle Rock outlet mall to close for upgrades 8.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Starting Friday, some Castle Rock drivers will have to detour to allow crews to improve the on-ramp from westbound Meadows Parkway to northbound Interstate 25, according to a news release from the Department of Transportation. Crews are installing a ramp metering system that will force the shutdown from midnight Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday, the […]
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RTD wants to hear from public before deciding on any service cuts 7.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Regional Transportation District is gathering feedback from the public through Nov. 17 about a potential proposal to temporarily reduce service on buses and trains to deal with an ongoing labor shortage at the transit agency.
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U.S. 6 closed at Colorado 119 for unrelated emergency rock removal, vehicle recovery 25.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Crews were removing loose rock in the canyon when they discovered the car in the creek. It is unclear if there was anyone in the vehicle.
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Letters: Looking for drivers; CdeBaca’s right in hiring (10/25/19) 25.10.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Looking for drivers Re: “RTD staffing: Shortages a ‘major problem,’” Oct. 23 news story In Denver, we have plenty of light-rail cars but an insufficient number of personnel to operate the trains, and there are sufficient airline pilots but a shortage of aircraft, i.e., the Boeing 737 Max. But we do have ever crowding of […]
RTD leaders resist service cuts while acknowledging agency faces “major problem” with worker shortage 23.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Regional Transportation District leaders on Tuesday made it clear that before any reductions are made to bus and train service in metro Denver -- a possible response to a worsening transit worker shortage -- the agency will need to first meet with communities in the district to elicit their input on any potential route cuts.
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RTD cancels multiple morning light rail routes due to operator shortage 22.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
People hoping to use Denver's light rail system to travel from the far southern reach of the city to Union Station will have fewer options to choose from Tuesday due to a shortage of operators.
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