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2019

A commuter rail update from RTD

RTD plans to operate an out-of-service train on the University of Colorado A Line early tomorrow and Friday, between midnight and 4 a.m. both days. Doing so enables further testing of the positive train control (PTC) system along this commuter rail line. During this work, operators could sound their train horns when approaching railroad crossings, as required by federal regulations.

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Service Update

RTD bus service is experiencing delays due to weather and road conditions. Some routes may see delays of around 10-minutes. Light rail trains may make extra stops between stations for safety. A-Line trains are departing Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport as scheduled, but may see 5-10 minute longer trip times. Evergreen FlexRide and Senior Shopper will not operate today. F line service will not be operating this afternoon and evening. Prior to 6:30pm, please use the E line from Union Station, the D line from the Central Business District with a transfer to the E line at I-25 & Broadway Station, or bus route 0L as alternates. This evening after 6:30pm, please use the E line from Union Station as an alternate.

Rider Alerts

RTD services affected by blizzard conditions

Blizzard conditions across the Denver metro region are affecting the Regional Transportation District’s services, and the transit agency is determining what service can continue to operate and for how long.

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RTD kicks off 50 years of making transit history

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) launched its golden anniversary year today with a special event at Union Station, kicking off a year of celebration to mark the transit agency’s 50th anniversary, officially July 1.

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Lyft Launches ‘Nearby Transit’ with RTD

Furthering its commitment to offering transit solutions that enhance mobility, Lyft announced today in Denver that it will begin rolling out Nearby Transit – a feature that shows riders nearby public transit routes and schedules directly within the Lyft app.

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Overhead wires along North Metro Rail Line powering up

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) and its contractor, Regional Rail Partners (RP), will turn on the overhead electric power lines along the North Metro Rail Line between Denver Union Station (DUS) and end of line Eastlake-124th Station this week as part of the integration testing process.

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Blog: To get where you need to go, try FlexRide

FlexRide fills in the gaps between your starting point and destination when other RTD service is limited or too far away. One grandmother uses it to help get her grandchild to school; another vision-impaired rider uses it to get to lightrail services.

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Speed appears to be primary factor in R Line incident

As RTD and the City of Aurora PD continue to investigate the Jan. 28 light rail accident that resulted in serious injuries to multiple passengers, RTD has determined that the speed of the train appears to be the primary factor of the derailment.

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Blog: Why do you love RTD?

Light rail operator Walter Palmgren loves working for RTD. Working as an operator has allowed him to overcome obstacles and advance in his career while gaining a new family along the way.

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G Line update from RTD

The Federal Railroad Administration has granted approval for the G Line testing to move towards public service and to operate under the existing long-term waiver that covers the University of Colorado A Line and B Line.

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A commuter rail update from RTD

On Thursday, January 17, RTD CEO and General Manager Dave Genova met with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) officials in Washington, D.C. as a follow up to the RTD grade crossing action plan and meeting on December 14.

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Real-time tracking information temporarily unavailable

Real-time tracking information for bus and light rail services on RTD's Trip Planner, NextRide, and third-party apps is temporarily unavailable. Trip Planner and NextRide will display route schedule information.

2018

2019 Fares take effect Jan 1

Changes to fares and pass programs take effect January 1, 2019. The changes include a new youth discount, a new 3-Hour pass, and fare increases.

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RTD GM-CEO Commuter Rail Update

RTD General Manager and CEO Dave Genova provided an update on commuter rail in response to the Federal Railroad Authority request for a crossing warning time action plan regarding the University of Colorado A Line, B Line and G Line at-grade crossing signals.

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Take RTD to the holiday festivities downtown

Get into the spirit with RTD. Take rail or bus downtown to celebrate this wonderful time of year to experience all that Denver has to offer. Don’t mess with the hassle of driving in the snow or paying for parking. Take RTD! Best of all, children 5 and under always ride FREE!

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RTD rings in 2019 with free rides

Leave the driving to us on New Year's Eve! RTD and CoorsLight wish you a safe and happy New Year with free service from 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 31st through end of service day on January 1 - New Year's Day!

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Fare changes coming Jan 1, 2019

Changes to fares and pass programs will take effect January 1, 2019. The changes include a new youth discount, a new 3-Hour pass, and fare increases.

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Paving work closes part of York St. as part of N Line construction

Paving work begins 12/3 on southbound side of York St. between 112th Ave and 120th Ave as part of the N Line project. This area will be closed for about 2 weeks. Please use Colorado Blvd to bypass.

9News Parade of Lights Detours

Come out and enjoy the start of the holiday season with the 9News Parade of Lights on Friday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. This family event is fun for the whole family, with magical displays, twinkling lights, enchanting floats, marching bands and much more.

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RTD Hosts Spanish Telephone Town Hall

Participate in a telephone town hall on 12/3 to have a conversation about public transportation services and topics of interest to the community we serve. RTD le invita a participar en una reunión el 3 de diciembre con el gol de tener una conversación sobre los asuntos de los servicios de transporte público y temas de interés para la comunidad que servimos.

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Notice of 2019 Proposed Budget

RTD must post its 2019 Requested Budget for public review and comment by October 15, 2018 in order to meet Colorado legal requirements (CRS 29-1-101). The preliminary 2019 Requested Budget is available on the RTD website in order to comply with these requirements.

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NextRide and Trip Planner offline for maintenance 8pm 10/5 through 1am 10/6

RTD's Next Ride app and Trip Planner will be down for maintenance from 8pm Friday Oct 5 to 1am Saturday Oct 6. We apologize for any inconvenience.

D, F, H, L Light Rail Disruption Sept 14-24th

For a 10-day period beginning 8pm Friday, Sept. 14, through 3am Monday, Sept. 24, RTD will be replacing sections of track and components of our light rail lines in the downtown corridor. All, D, F, H and L line service will be suspended between 30th & Downing and Theater District/Convention Center stations. Bus shuttle service is available.

SHUTTLE LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE

G Line Train Horns & Quiet Zones FAQ

Questions and answers about the G Line train horns and quiet zones. Learn more about when does testing end, who approves the quiet zones and the process in place, and what's next to establish quiet zones.

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Dockless Bikes and Scooters

RTD has new guidance for riders regarding dockless bikes and scooters. Here's the information you will need for picking them up and returning them to any RTD bus or rail station.

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G Line Quiet Zones

RTD, it contractor and local municipalities have begun more extensive testing along the G Line. Here's what you need to know about quiet zones regarding train horn noise.

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G Line Testing Period Extended

RTD has received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to enter the next phase of testing for the G Line, using multiple trains for extended periods of the day.

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Let’s talk about fares

RTD is hosting informational open houses to provide updates about the completed Pass Program Study and current fare review. At these open houses, RTD staff will discuss fares, the Pass Program Study and the working group’s fare recommendations, the agency and its budget, and more.

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Holiday Service Schedule for Independence Day

On Wednesday, July 4th, bus and rail service will run on a Sunday/holiday schedule. RTD’s Administrative Offices at 1660 Blake Street and RTD sales outlets will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Customer Care telephone information center will be open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Seeking ADA Committee Members

RTD is actively seeking individuals to serve on two separate committees and provide valuable feedback that will help facilitate positive changes and improvements to RTD services and programs.

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Pass Program Group completes its study

A 25-member group of leaders asked to evaluate and determine whether changes should be made to RTD’s pass programs completed its work Tuesday, drafting a recommendation from its yearlong effort that will be reviewed by the agency’s leadership team and its board of directors.

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Status of testing on G Line

The Positive Train Control (PTC) and Wireless Crossing System (WCS) systems are being tested along the G Line corridor through Denver, Arvada and Wheat Ridge. This may result in traffic disruptions in these communities. The FRA, CPUC, RTD and independent engineers are overseeing all phases of testing to ensure public safety.

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L Line Downtown Loop opened Sunday, Jan 14

With the opening of the new L Line Downtown Loop - remember to be extra aware of trains in the LoDo area. Cross only at designated crossings and stay alert! Trains are quiet. Watch for the light signals. Be a partner in safety!

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