RTD's G line waiting for green light

B line flaggers were removed
Posted at 6:45 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 08:45:48-04

ARVADA, Colo. -- RTD is holding public open houses all week to inform the public on issues the agency is having on the A, B and G Lines.

Progress is being made on the B Line, but the G and A Lines continue to have their challenges.

"It seems to be taking longer than what we would expect to be normal," said business owner Alec Tyrrell. 

Tyrell owns a business across from the G Line. People and business owners are anxiously waiting for that line to open.

"We can see a lot of the advantage, especially in our prime location directly across the station itself. There's a lot of regulators that commute back and forth to downtown," Tyrell said. 

RTD hasn't set a date for it to open, but the agency hopes it will be soon.

"It's pretty much ready to go," said RTD spokesperson Nate Currey.

He said they're just waiting for the thumbs up from regulators, but safety technology became a problem for the A Line. That's why the crossing gates remain manned, and pushed back the opening of the G Line.

RTD got the green light this week to remove flaggers from the B Line.

"There's always challenges I think with the commuter rail side of it since we have new regulations that we are still getting used to and have helped develop with the federal side," Currey said. 

RTD Open Houses 

Thursday, Oct. 26 - 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 

Saturday, Oct. 28 - 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center, 4890 Argonne Way, Denver, CO 80249