As 2013 winds to a close, I can't say I'm sorry to see it go. Not because it was a particularly bad year, though. Just the opposite: 2013 was the first year in a long time that wasn't marked by some kind of personal tragedy. It was a year of minor triumphs and general pleasantness, unmarred by the ... More >>
Riding RTD buses, on certain routes, is an awful lot like using my old roommate's microwave oven: It's steamy, filled with food splatter and spittle, smells like armpits, and you just never know what fresh hell you are going to find in there. But the Regional Transportation District's board of direc ... More >>
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, but carrying eleven pounds of pot on a Greyhound bus with the "intent to manufacture or distribute" is not. That is the felony charge that landed 35-year-old Jason Ramirez in jail, after a routine check at a rest stop in Lamar uncovered an "abnormally ... More >>
The RTD Board FasTracks monitoring committee will announce its pick of the three options for the Northwest Rail Line at 5:30 p.m. today, with a final board vote on March 27. You can watch the announcement live -- as well as public comment that promises to be lively, since all the options would requi ... More >>
In seventeen years of avid snowboarding, Ace King has heard all the bright ideas about how to fix the weekend traffic logjam on I-70. Monorail, zipper lanes, double-decker lanes -- all costly, all dubious as hell, and none of them right around the corner. What King lusts for is a bus.
Go west, young bus. You can find anything out there on the open road, but as a Westword operative recently discovered in Nebraska, some things seem more out of place than others. In this case, it was a shuttle-sized RTD bus heading westbound on Interstate 80 near the town of North Platte. A los ... More >>
For decades, folks along Highway 40 left the driving to Greyhound. Now they've been left behind.
From the week of September 26, 2002
Cultures clash -- and crash -- in Curtis Park. Is this a terminal situation?
Tree hugs and kisses
The wheels on the bus go round and round as RTD struggles to find a competent contractor.
A guide to surviving the light-rail info war
At RTD, it's pay as you go. And pay and pay.