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 >>
On Saturday, while thousands of freeloaders hopped on board the new West Line to ride light rail from downtown to Golden and back, members of the Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad club gathered in the dark basement of the shuttered Union Station and started dismantling the layout they'd initial ... 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 >>
Claudia Folska, the subject of our recent feature story "Fare Treatment," won her race Tuesday for a seat on the Regional Transportation District board of directors, besting three opponents. Folska, who is blind and uses RTD to get around, will represent District E, which includes parts of Denver, A ... 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 >>
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 >>
Economic downturns often see the greatest upswing in old feuds. In keeping with this great tradition, the Open Space Initiative Group is back to do battle with the Regional Transportation District over the Union Station Master Plan. OSIG wants the space around the historic train station to be a pu ... More >>
Yesterday, the Regional Transportation District took the wraps off an RTD-financed survey in which more than 60 percent of respondents said they'd "generally support" a tax increase to complete current FasTracks exansion by 2017. This info spawned prominently placed stories in the Denver Post and ... More >>
Letters from the week of 9/4/2008
The city’s aerosol junkies are in the spotlight.
Could an RTD ad for Grand Theft Auto drive kids crazy?
Sex was Michelle Ormond's driving force -- until she tried to put on the brakes.
Seeing stars and stealing cells.
RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.
RTD's buses keep rolling, but sometimes it's hard to tell where they're going.
The buck stops here for a company running RTD's privatized routes.
On the block
The wheels on the bus go round and round as RTD struggles to find a competent contractor.
Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.
Are the McCroskey memos scurrilous screeds or stifled dissent?
Should RTD concentrate on running buses--or paying cops to make busts?
Rail-happy RTD candidates want to solve Denver's traffic nightmare. Are they just spinning their wheels?
Pushing a $6 billion transit plan, RTD has met the enemy-- the RTD board.
A guide to surviving the light-rail info war
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.
RTD has lovely parting gifts for stressed-out employees.
Squabbles and spin control at RTD's light-rail lovefest.
At RTD, it's pay as you go. And pay and pay.
SEEKING TO CUT COSTS, RTD CONSULTS A LEADING CRITIC OF TRANSIT UNIONS, PUBLIC SUBSIDIES--AND EXPENSIVE RAIL PROJECTS.
RTD AND LODO FEUD OVER EXTENDING THE MALL SHUTTLE.
MEET THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KICK THE NEW MAYOR AROUND.WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHDOGS NUMBERS AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS GETTING CRUNCHED IN THE RACE FOR DENVER AUDITOR.
A GROUP OF LIGHT-RAIL SKEPTICS GETS READY TO COME ON BOARD AT RTD.
HE'S LEFT A TRAIL OF ANGRY CREDITORS AND ONCE SUED THE STATE AFTER FALLING OFF A BRIDGE. DAVID SHORTRIDGE SAYS HE'S A NATURAL CANDIDATE FOR THE RTD BOARD.
KING HARRIS GETS A CONTRACT TO INSPECT RTD CONCRETE WORK DONE BY HIS NEPHEW.
THE AIR TRAIN TO DIA GETS STUCK IN POLITICAL TRAFFIC.