Friday’s Headlines

A four-car A-Line train
A four-car A-Line train before departing Union Station this afternoon. RTD ran two-car trains until January 13. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • RTD doubled the length of its airport trains after ridership increased six percent. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Ex Denver Bronco Demaryius Thomas turned himself in to police after a high-speed crash injured him and two others. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Denver wants urban density around RTD stations, but sometimes it gets a Home Depot instead. (Denverite)
  • A-Line will stop sounding horns at nine of 11 crossings today. (Fox 31)
  • Estes Park police disappointed that CDOT funds for DUI enforcement dried up; arrests went from 125 to 58 in two years. (Trail-Gazette)
  • Cylcocroft car-free city near Longmont is unlikely but an interesting idea. (Denver7)
  • Grand Junction transit workers vote to avoid strike. (Daily Sentinel)
  • Trump-appointed head of Amtrak wanted to derail Southwest Chief service in Southern Colorado — then local lawmakers stepped in. (AP) (Pueblo Chieftan)
  • Democrats in the state house will introduce sweeping reform to the state’s $31 billion oil and gas industry. (Colorado Independent)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

Get Streetsblog Denver’s daily transportation headlines delivered to your inbox with our newly redesigned e-mail newsletter. Sign up here.