9:30 am, Jul 15, 2010
At this point, we've lost count of the errors and accidents committed by drivers behind the wheel of Regional Transportation District buses. There was the series of major accidents back in April that led to several deaths and severe injuries. In June, a cyclist was struck by a bus on the 16th Street Mall.
While we could recall a few... MORE
11:53 am, Jul 14, 2010
Ten years ago, the Regional Transportation District launched light rail, a commuter network that has evolved and exceeded ridership projections, with some 60,000 passenger trips recorded every weekday, according to the Denver Daily News.
Yet RTD is predicting a budget deficit next year, and staff members are calling for an average 9.4... MORE
9:17 am, Jul 6, 2010
If it weren't for Rickey Hunter's reckless driving, the Colorado convict would likely still be on the lam. But Hunter was arrested by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper after failing to use his turn signal, reports the Enid News and Eagle, which also writes that Hunter was using a fake driver's license and Social Security card---... MORE
11:02 am, Jun 17, 2010
The Regional Transportation District, which has lately been discussing a rail line between downtown and Denver International Airport, is now offering more specifics. Such a line could be open by January 2016---11 months ahead of deadline, according to the Denver Business Journal, which points out that earlier this week, RTD's board... MORE
9:52 am, Jun 14, 2010
As the Los Angeles Times notes, it will likely be years before California's high-speed rail project can be completed. Still, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to give his state a taste of Euro-style travel by creating a demonstration project between San Diego and L.A.---before the end of 2010.
According to 9News, the rail... MORE
9:04 am, Jun 8, 2010
Back in April, three Regional Transportation District buses were involved in major accidents, causing several deaths and severe injuries.
It looked like the incidents had subsided, a bad chapter from a particularly cruel month for RTD. But Sunday night, an RTD bus collided with a cyclist on the 16th Street Mall, near the... MORE
9:01 am, May 24, 2010
If you've been grumbling more and more as you try to get from one side of Denver to the other, don't worry, you're not getting impatient in your old age. After driving in the Denver area either declined or stagnated in 2007 and 2008, it picked up again in 2009, according to a new traffic report by the Denver Regional Council of Governments... MORE
9:08 am, May 19, 2010
Patricia Calhoun at Westword lays out the turf in a legal dispute over the name of My Brother's Bar, a legendary hangout for Denver wildman Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac's muse in his books, "On the Road" and "Big Sur."
Four decades ago, Jim Karagas happened to dub the beat-up, ol' drinking spot at 2376 15th St. "My Brother's Bar." There's... MORE
8:58 am, May 13, 2010
On Sunday, the Regional Transportation District opened a new park-n-ride in Broomfield at 1stBank Center that will serve bus rapid transit lines meant to cut travel times between Denver and Boulder by 15 minutes (via the Daily Camera). It is one of many improvements along U.S. 36 to improve the flow of traffic.
Another, but surely less... MORE
9:45 am, May 3, 2010
Last month, a string of bus accidents and several deaths in the metro area all involved Regional Transportation District buses. It seems the sort of tragedy that could never occur with a trusty, yellow school bus.
But a 12-year-old boy, Diego Lemos, was whisked into surgery on Friday for severe injuries to his pelvis, leg, and foot after he was... MORE
10:28 am, Apr 30, 2010
United Airlines, Denver's largest carrier, is set to create the nation's largest airline---even bigger than Delta following its union with Northwest---if a merger with Continental Airlines takes place early next week as rumored.
The idea was explored about two years ago, notes New Mexico Business Weekly, without success. But this time, the... MORE
7:53 am, Apr 7, 2010
They say bad luck comes in threes. Let's hope that's the case for the Regional Transportation District.
Amid continued questions about two major incidents involving buses, and three resulting deaths (so far), a third serious accident occurred yesterday. This time, an RTD bus and a 43-year-old Lafayette cyclist collided at an... MORE
9:02 am, Apr 6, 2010
As Denver police sought video from the Regional Transportation District bus that left the corner of Eighth and Lincoln avenues littered with glass and metal, professor Heidi Strang talked with news outlets about the couple killed in the Saturday accident.
Dustin Peletier and Carla Miranda were passionate animation artists and... MORE
7:26 am, Apr 6, 2010
The scene after an RTD bus ran a red light late on Saturday was tragic. A 1996 Ford truck was smashed into a 7-Eleven parking lot, and a 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit was shattered.
The driver of the Rabbit died shortly after the accident, and the passenger died later, reports The Denver Post. At least 12 other people were injured, and... MORE
8:48 am, Mar 29, 2010
Earlier this month, I-70 shut down in both directions near Glenwood Springs after massive rocks, including a boulder as big as a truck, crashed onto the highway, making it unsafe. It was days before the highway reopened, and weeks later I-70 remains open only on one lane in each direction in areas where crews are working on repairs.... MORE