Thursday’s Headlines 4/29: Driver disregards crossing signals, crashes with A-Line train

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Driver injured after car strikes RTD train in Aurora Wednesday Police say driver “disregarded the lowered level crossing signals as the train approached” (Sentinel Colorado, Denver Post)
  • RTD begins planning on how to win back riders, even as it faces new opposition to Northwest Rail (Denver Business Journal)
  • Mile High United Way Teams Up With Lyft For Transportation To COVID Vaccine Appointments (CBS Local)
  • Denver to reduce part of Federal to two lanes Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday ahead of Cinco de Mayo (Denverite)
  • Suspect In Street Racing Event That Blocked I-225 In Aurora Was Later Hit By Car And Killed (CBS Local)
  • Denver police officer accused of crashing into fellow officer, arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault (The Denver Post)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 44 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 44 (Good).

Centennial State

  • Walkable Main will not return to Breckenridge despite 83% of businesses and 86% of residents supporting its return (Summit Daily)
  • Longmont City Council to consider allowing electric scooters on public paths, city sidewalks (Times-Call)
  • Improvements to Grand Ave and 1st St intersection beginning mid-May “To make the intersection better for drivers, CDOT is planning on widening roads” (KJCT 8)
  • CDOT holds open house to discuss details on I-70B construction project (Western Slope Now)

From Streetsblog

  • Thursday’s Headlines to Keep the Fun Going (Streetsblog USA)
  • Calculator Shows How Many Cars Will Come To Your Town’s New Highway (Streetsblog USA)
  • ZOOM CALL: Experts See Opportunities in Biden Highway Plan (Streetsblog USA)

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