RTD: Denver’s tall buildings partly to blame for line issues

December 18, 2018

DENVER (AP) — The Regional Transportation District says that high-rise growth in downtown Denver is one of the main causes of the district’s ongoing issues with the metro area’s commuter rail network.

That discovery came in an action plan the district submitted to federal regulators Friday and made public Monday.

The document says Denver’s rising skyline around Union Station regularly blocks GPS signals the system relies on to keep the University of Colorado A-Line running smoothly and safely.

The plan says a software patch for that issue is coming soon, along with solutions to other factors in the crossing gate problems.

The district says it is ready to open the long-delayed G-Line to Denver’s western suburbs in the first quarter of 2019 if the Federal Railroad Administration accepts its action plan.

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