Bustang officials celebrated a sharp rise in ridership that bucks a national trend — and the service’s fourth anniversary achievement was marked with a giant birthday card signed by officials from 107 Colorado cities and towns whose constituents are taking advantage of the expanding service.
The ride-hail company recently admitted that it needs to poach huge numbers of transit riders to make a profit. But RTD counts its recent partnership with the ride-hail company a success.
With more than 188 open positions for bus and train operators at RTD & Bustang, we sat down with Bustang driver Krista Dolton to learn what the job is like. “It’s a career. It’s not a job,” she said. “You're transporting precious cargo. You're transporting somebody’s mom, somebody’s dad, somebody’s brother. And that cannot be replaced like a bag of groceries."
Visitors to Cheesman park are doing it all wrong. A few weeks ago, at least a dozen signs popped up right in the middle of informal trails where people run and walk. They direct people to use official paths. But pedestrian advocates say that such paths show where people want to go and that officials should respond by building formal trails in those locations.
As Colorado studies rail options along the congested I-25 corridor, experts say few would ride options slower than high-speed rail. But a well-funded anti-rail cabal is likely to defeat any push for bullet trains.
Today students at the University of Denver attempted driving a tricycle around traffic cones while texting. Distractions were added to other games, like corn hole, putt putt and perfection, as a part of the “Distraction Games,” an event state transportation officials organized in hopes of raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years. This summer’s work includes nine projects, most in lower-income areas outside of the city center. As the city finally accelerates the expansion of its bike network, advocates expressed support.
Want to know why people are ditching the bus in Denver while ridership is growing in Seattle, Houston and Columbus? Now there’s a way for activists, academics and policymakers to compare what’s not working in one city to what’s driving success in other places. It's a new web tool that makes it easier to map, visualize and crunch data.