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Tag Archives: rtd

Could a modest summer bus pass program for youth help unlock Denver’s bigger student transportation problems?

City officials are giving away 1,500 cash-loaded transit cards to Denver young people ages 14 to 19, hopeful that data gathered as a result will […]...

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July 12, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

The right to ride

Denver metro bus riders face a price hike January 1, and activists, who have been working to keep RTD from jacking up prices since 2013, […]...

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November 17, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Missing sidewalks, dangerous intersections make Front Range public transit unsafe

What good is a $4.7 billion transit system in Colorado if passengers can’t reach their bus stops and light rail stations safely? In many areas […]...

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September 10, 2015 Civil Rights, Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

RTD will reach ‘revenue targets’ by charging the poor

Regional Transportation District passed sweeping bus and light-rail fare changes, yesterday, including a bus-fare hike from $2.25 to $2.60 that some community members say would […]...

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May 27, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

RTD proposes fare hike; activists rally Wednesday night

On RTD’s website, the public transportation company is reminding customers that April 9 is Stand Up for Transportation Day. Lobby Congress for federal funding, a […]...

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April 8, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

Perlmutter hosting job fair this morning

Anybody out there need a job today? Congressman Ed Perlmutter is hosting a job fair this morning from 9 am until noon at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds....

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September 19, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Major FasTracks grant to be announced today

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administration Administrator Peter Rogoff are in Arvada today to announce a major funding agreement for the RTD FasTracks lines to Denver International Airport and to Arvada and Wheat Ridge....

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August 31, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

RTD set to receive $1 billion federal grant to help finish FasTracks

RTD has received word that it will be receiving the largest transit grant yet awarded by the Obama administration--a cool billion dollars from the Federal Transit Administration toward completing the line to DIA and the line north to Arvada and...

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July 1, 2011 Center Well, Politics
$120 million in federal FasTracks grants secured

$120 million in federal FasTracks grants secured

U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet announced today that the Denver Regional Transportation District will receive funding grants for FasTracks – as promised in the Obama Administration’s budget proposal. The grants are from a pool of $1.6 billion...

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June 13, 2011 Politics, Top Stories

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]

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