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DENVER (CBS4) – It looks like RTD will get another chance to test it’s crossing gates on the A, B and G lines.

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The crossing gate technology hasn’t always complied with federal regulations. The gates lower too early and stay down too long.

The Federal Railroad Administration granted the agency a five-day waiver to work on the problem.

The waiver came one day after the state Public Utilities Commission unanimously denied RTD’s request to continue testing.

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It stems from an effort to remove gate flaggers that have been manning the crossing gates for more than a year because of the timing issue.

The waiver also requires RTD to turn in a plan to get rid of those flaggers.

RELATED: Crossing Gate Issues Plague RTD, Denver Transit Partners Want Out


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