- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Repeated shutdowns and delays in service on the commuter rail line between downtown Denver and the airport has resulted in city transportation officials withholding more than $800,000 from the company that operates the route.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2bZbJfh ) Regional Transportation District spokesman Scott Reed says the deductions are based on Denver Transit Partners’ performance. The performance stipulations are part of the 34-year contract RTD has with the company for operation and maintenance of the University of Colorado A-Line.

Since opening in April, the $1.2 billion line has experienced a series of outages and problems with crossing gates.

Denver Transit Partners says it’s “committed to providing safe and reliable service” for customers on the 23-mile line.

RTD pays the company around $3 million each month to operate the rail service.

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

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