DENVER (CBS4)– RTD hosted a special event on Tuesday to help those with disabilities get to know how the new A Line works.
“Commuter rail is brand new in the Denver region and introduces several new features that are much different from the light rail system we are used to,” said Greg Straight, project director for the RTD FasTracks Eagle P3 project, in a statement. “This event will allow the ADA community to become familiarized with the new commuter rail features at a station, pedestrian crossing and on a train.”
The A Line features special areas for those with disabilities. It was developed to help those who are less able-bodied make their way around the public transportation option.
On Friday Denver will join just a handful of cities across the country that has its own “Train to the Plane” service. Every 15 minutes the new commuter train will take up to 170 passengers from Union Station to the airport in just 37 minutes for $9.
RTD estimates approximately 18,500 people will travel on the A Line every day. As the G, B and R lines open up early next year they plan to grow the number of people using the Union Station hub to more than 100,000.