Friday’s Headlines

From Streetsblog

RTD crisis

  • “Six bus routes would be axed, the R-Line and D-Line light-rail corridors would lose runs and the frequency of the popular 16th Street Mall shuttle in downtown Denver would be cut in half — from every 90 seconds to every 3 minutes — if proposed RTD service cuts are approved and put into effect in 2020.” (Denver Post)
  • More on the service cuts. (9 News, Denver7, CBS4Fox 31, Colorado Politics)

Other news

  • Police arrested Juan Sanchez, 39, the suspected hit-and-run driver of a pickup truck that hit and killed a woman at West Colfax Avenue and Zenobia Street Tuesday. (Denverite)
  • ICE says Sanchez is in the country illegally. (9 News)
  • A police officer hit a woman with a patrol car in a Capitol Hill alleyway on Monday (even though Denver Post reporter Kieran Nicholson seems to think the car drove itself). The victim’s injuries were not serious. (Denver Post)
  • “Colorado woman plans to sue Lyft after she says she was sexually assaulted by a driver.” (Denver7)
  • 13: Colorado’s rank for DUI arrests, even though the rate is down more than 20 percent. (
  • The Polar Express: Another adorable train that’s just a novelty for weddings and murder mysteries. (Colorado Sun)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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