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Route 61AV: What RTD has learned

If you were near our 61st and Peña commuter rail station earlier this year, you likely spotted it: a sleek, rectangular shuttle quietly circulating along a predetermined loop near the University of Colorado A Line, making four stops every 15 minutes. If you stepped aboard, you saw firsthand what made RTD’s Route 61AV unlike any other: The vehicle assigned had no driver.  

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Union Station: Rebirth of a Landmark

Visit Union Station nearly any day at any time, and you’ll find the place abuzz with activity. In the summertime, children laugh and play on the splash pad outside, while in the winter, shoppers hunt for gifts at the annual holiday market.

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Denver Union Station Turns 138 Years Old This Month

Picking someone up from Denver Union Station can be a bit of a production. Are you meeting on the Wynkoop or Wewatta side? Are you meeting closer to 16th Street, closer to 20th Street, or right in front where 17th Street ends? But if you were a Denverite in 1875, you’d also...

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There's an Opening Date for the G Line!

It’s been two years in the making and I’m happy to announce that the opening for the G Line is April 26. 

On behalf of the RTD Board, the hard working employees of RTD and our concessionaire Denver Transit Partners, I am incredibly excited about this announcement.

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A Brief History of Market Street Station

Opened in March, 1983, Market Street Station, designed by Johnson Hopson & Partners, consisted of two levels. Above ground was a bustling plaza where riders could hop on a MallRide shuttle or await their bus transfers in the shade of ash, oak, and locust trees.

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To Get Where You Need to Go, Try Flexride

On Mondays, Patricia Murphy catches a Route 8 bus from Thornton to Broomfield, where her granddaughter Madeline attends preschool at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library. Around 9:30 a.m., a FlexRide shuttle stops at Madeline’s house and drops them off at the library 15 minutes later. At 11:40 a.m., they catch another FlexRide shuttle back to the child’s home.

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District Shops Employee Saves Eagle

Bird of prey sightings are common in the Denver metro area, where bald eagles roost in our parks and greenways for the winter, and where a hawk once took up residence in a Thornton Costco. But District Shops parts clerk Ethan Daigle got more than a sighting a few weeks ago when a routine parts run turned into a dramatic raptor rescue.

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Why Do You Love RTD?

Walter Palmgren is a light rail train operator and instructor at RTD. He’s worked at the agency for three years and four months. He wrote the following on RTD’s LinkedIn page: "I am truly blessed and honored each and every day to do the job that I do; to provide the service to the public that I do. I stand proud every single day to wear the uniform; to share with others about who I work for and the job that I do..."

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