Denver Regional Transit District’s (RTD) Board of Directors has adopted a new five-year strategic plan. In addition, Sound Transit is teaming with the city of Seattle to address homelessness; Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) will redevelop the West Falls Church (Va.) Metro Station site; and WSP USA’s Tanya Adams and Ruben Landa have been elected to the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) National Board for the 2021-23 term.
Nadine Lee will become the next President and CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) on July 12, succeeding David Leininger, who has served in an interim role since November 2020.
The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors has green-lighted a more detailed plan to provide “peak service” diesel-powered commuter rail transportation to Boulder and Longmont in Colorado.
The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) has a new tool to encourage development of affordable housing on district-owned property.
The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) is recalling all full-time union employees and working to bring back all 137 part-time operators, the agency reported.
Fitch Ratings has placed the ratings of five large U.S. public transit agencies on “Rating Watch Negative.” Fitch said it “expects widespread and sharp declines in transit ridership and fare revenues to create significant near-term stress in the U.S. public transit sector with the [agencies] identified here at the greatest risk. Some transit agencies in major urban areas that have already been impacted by the pandemic are reporting ridership declines of as much as 70% to 90% amid efforts at social distancing, a widespread shift to telecommuting and shelter-in-place orders.”
The first phase of Denver’s Eagle PPP commuter rail project was completed on April 22, 2016, when Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock inaugurated the 23.5-mile University of Colorado A Line from Union Station to Denver International Airport.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) received official notice from the project concessionaire, Denver Transit Partners, that the University of Colorado A Line commuter rail service from Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport will be ready for service on April 22, 2016.