In an April 20 letter to the Federal Railroad Administration, RTD “now asserts that the A-Line highway grade crossings are operating in accordance with the design.”
A HAWK signal is a pedestrian activated light, designed specifically for mid-block pedestrian crossings, not traffic control at intersections.
Denver Public Works is unable to provide an updated timeline for the MLK extension project. T
Trains have been blaring their horns 144 times a day for a year as the A Line and freight trains pass through Stapleton area crossings and other residential areas.
Transit oriented development (TOD) along Colfax is an entirely different proposition than what is found at the Fitzsimons Parkway light rail or Central Park commuter rail stations.
A new street connection between Stapleton and northwest Aurora will be paved sometime this summer, according to Andrea Amonick, Aurora’s Development Services Manager.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have concluded that noise walls on the south side of MLK from Ironton St. to Moline St. are a “reasonable and feasible” means for mitigating noise impacts on adjacent residences in that three-block stretch.
The A Line horns are loud and disruptive and need to end as soon as possible.
An early February decision by the Federal Railroad Administration is expected to grant an additional “operational waiver” for RTD’s A Line.