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Federal officials approve plan to remove flaggers from B Line crossing

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has received notice from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) granting permission to soon dismiss grade crossing attendants on the private crossing on the B Line. RTD and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners (DTP) will begin the removal plan as soon as practical.

The FRA has jurisdiction over the single crossing on the B Line and there is no regulation from the Colorado Public Utilities Commissions (CPUC) over that crossing because it is privately owned. The FRA has agreed to a safety and outreach plan, submitted with the request filed late last month.

“We are pleased to reach this milestone on the B Line,” said General Manger and CEO Dave Genova. “We have demonstrated our continued commitment to our regulatory agencies by address their concerns with at-grade crossings throughout our commuter rail system. We are continuing to provide safe, reliable service throughout our rail system.”

RTD and DTP will continue to work toward a resolution on gate-timing issues on the University of Colorado A Line, as required by the FRA and CPUC, with the goal of fulfilling requests as well as resuming testing along the G Line.

Later this month RTD will host a series of four informational open houses to provide information and a status update on all commuter rail lines.

Monday, Oct 23 – 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Central Park Recreation Center
9651 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Wednesday, Oct. 25 – 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003

Thursday, Oct. 26 – 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Saturday, Oct. 28 – 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center
4890 Argonne Way, Denver, CO 80249