- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Problems with safety gates along Denver’s new train service between downtown and the airport have forced transportation officials to place crews with flags at all the crossings since the train opened.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1X2Jehz ) that the gates along the University of Colorado A-Line had been dropping when no train was approaching an intersection and wouldn’t fully drop before a train passed through. The Regional Transportation District says the problems have been addressed but the crossings have not yet been certified.

RTD officials had known about the crossing gate issues before the rail line opened April 22, but wanted to start the service on time.

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission had determined that RTD’s use of flaggers was safe enough to allow the $1.2 billion A-Line to open.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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