On the evening of June 21, about 40 sleep-deprived people gathered in the Park Hill Village Club House for an update from RTD on the status of the train horns that had been keeping them awake for two years.
Game Changer: HopSkipDrive
No joke! In the first week of April, a ride sharing service for kids entered the Denver market. Yes, HopSkipDrive—an “Uber for kids”—is here, founded by three moms who know that the kid transport struggle is real.
PUC Ruling Moves A Line Closer to Quiet Zones
The public utilities commission has given the approvals that will allow the quiet zone process to move forward. RTD will be applying to the Federal Railroad Administration for quiet zone approval.
……NE News Updates
The Park Hill Golf Course to Close in 2019. The big question is whether that closure will be permanent.
CPB Bridge Widening Delayed
The start of construction to widen the Central Park Blvd. bridge over the A Line rail corridor has been delayed to early spring.
Marlon Green: The Jackie Robinson of Commercial Aviation
Pilot Marlon Green broke racial barriers when he won a Supreme Court case banning racial discrimination in airline hiring practices. Green started his career with Continental Airlines at Stapleton International Airport in 1965.
PUC Grants Rehearing on A Line Crossings
Guidelines have been set for timing at street-level crossings of high-speed commuter trains because the regulators and operators are concerned that “if crossing lights flash for too long, people become distrustful of whether a train is coming at all,” according to a Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decision statement.
New RTD Mobile Ticketing App Bypasses Payment Hassles
RTD patrons now have a new way to avoid paper tickets or cash payments to ride the agency’s trains and buses—a “mobile ticket” that is purchased with a credit card using the free “RTD Mobile Tickets” app for Apple or Android devices. The mobile ticketing app, which should accelerate boarding procedures, supports purchase of a daylong pass within a selected fare category (Local or Regional/Airport).
Skidding to Safety
When a vehicle starts to skid, a rush of adrenalin may prompt drivers to make accident-causing errors.
RTD Tells Frustrated Residents: It’s Now Up to the PUC
At an open house hosted by RTD on Oct. 23, local residents just wanted to know when the A Line trains will be allowed to stop blowing their warning horns. RTD told the crowd of frustrated area residents that implementation of a quiet zone along the A Line rail corridor now depends on action by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC).