Thursday’s Headlines

Thursday's Headlines

  • Light rail vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Aurora (Denver Post)
  • African-American RTD passenger sues city after police detained, searched, handcuffed and arrested him for ‘riding while black.’ (Westword)
  • Chris Jones’s “Unfortunate Intersections” video series went viral with a pinch of wit and a dash of sarcasm sprinkled on top of a few principles of good street design. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • The FasTracks promise to bring rail between Westminster and Longmont isn’t completely dead. (Broomfield Enterprise)
  • State legislators talk about transportation challenges after voters rejected two propositions that would have raised billions. (Westminster Window)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.
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  • TakeFive

    The FasTracks promise to bring rail between Westminster and Longmont isn’t completely dead.

    Almost 70 percent of the project will be completed by 2020, expected to be carrying almost 60,000 riders daily.

    In 2018 RTD light rail had an average daily ridership of 127K compared to 244K for buses (Divide by 2 for number of riders). http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=8436610#post8436610