Long before RTD's light rail system, Denver had another effective and extensive mode of public transit: the streetcar. With rails running all over the city, the system was a large part of everyday life until it was removed in 1950 due to the popularity of the car and changing trends in transportatio ... More >>
The irascible and irrepressible Jack McCroskey passed away last week. The scant details in the Denver Post report and his online obit don't even provide his age, which had to be at least 88, and nothing of the acerbic wit and passionate citizen activism that propelled him into public office and a m ... More >>
As a strong believer in public art and public transportation, Wopo Holup is proud to have a piece of her art decorate the Orchard light-rail station. And after hearing what Holup has to say about "Orchard Memory," you'll definitely want to make a stop to see this shiny bird. See also: - RTD art: R ... More >>
Claudia Folska's resume is impressive. In college, she started a nonprofit. After graduate school, she biked from Pakistan to China. This past spring, she earned a dual doctorate from the University of Colorado. And best of all, she once groped Arnold Schwarzenegger -- a feat she jokes that she coul ... More >>
To the stroller-pushing mommies and patio-side drinkers who lined West 32nd Avenue on Sunday afternoon, it probably looked like just another Cruiser ride, as thirty folks on bikes trekked up the Highland hills in Sunday's 100-degree heat. Yet this sweaty mass, organized by the Denver New Rail~Volu ... More >>
Last week, Chris Utterback took readers on a photo tour of Union Station -- one that focused on the facility's future and the just-opened Light Rail Plaza. The subject of light rail inspired one reader to argue that this particular station isn't the only one on the line that offers opportunities.
On Saturday, city planner, urban explorer and overseer of the DenverInfill blog Ken Schroeppel took a handful of Denverites on a tour of Union Station to discuss the just-opened Light Rail Plaza and the station's future. Here's an inside look at the project.
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 >>
Near rejected site.Update: Yesterday, we filled you in about RTD's decision to build a Gold Line station in Adams County on the originally approved east-side-of-Federal location rather than a west side plot favored by a Louisiana developer. After the publication of that item, we heard from Co ... More >>
Friday, February 6, was a very big day in Denver transit. The feds announced $304 million in loans for Union Station, completing the funding necessary for the new transit hub, as well as essentially committing to a $1 billion injection over several years for several future FasTracks rail lin ... More >>
Art-on-the-Line offers a behind-the-scenes look at light rail public art.
Making tracks to suburbia.
Tonight is all about public process, with two major city-policy meetings both running from 6 to 8:30 p.m. So you'll have to decide if you're more interested in revamping the zoning code or choosing between light rail and streetcars for north Downing Street. (Or none of the above.) If you pick zonin ... More >>
Will trolleys return to Colfax?
From the week of October 28, 2004
Denver rolls out the blueprints for how it will handle future growth.
From the week of April 19, 2001
Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.
Denver needs to make room for 100,000 more people. So where will they go?
US West deregulation issues; War between union and steel mill rages on
In Pueblo, the iron will of a union has proved tougher than steel.
Are the McCroskey memos scurrilous screeds or stifled dissent?
Rail-happy RTD candidates want to solve Denver's traffic nightmare. Are they just spinning their wheels?
Can't find your car? You may be an RTD commuter.
Pushing a $6 billion transit plan, RTD has met the enemy-- the RTD board.
A guide to surviving the light-rail info war
Light-rail opponents plot ways to jump the tracks--with an RTD boardmember leading the charge.
For some Lakewood homeowners, RTD's proposed light-rail line looms too close for comfort.
Keeping track of the political--and personal--agendas at stake in RTD board races.
Squabbles and spin control at RTD's light-rail lovefest.
SEEKING TO CUT COSTS, RTD CONSULTS A LEADING CRITIC OF TRANSIT UNIONS, PUBLIC SUBSIDIES--AND EXPENSIVE RAIL PROJECTS.
A GROUP OF LIGHT-RAIL SKEPTICS GETS READY TO COME ON BOARD AT RTD.
THE AIR TRAIN TO DIA GETS STUCK IN POLITICAL TRAFFIC.