RTD keeps well over $800K from A Line operating partner

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The A Line by DIA. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The A Line by DIA. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Remember how the A Line couldn’t meet its own performance goals? Well, apparently that cost RTD’s project partner, Denver Transit Partners.

DTP operates the University of Colorado A Line, and RTD pays for that. But that also means that RTD charges for when DTP doesn’t perform up to expectations.

So all those daily performance issues you’ve read about? That’s a $65,000 deduction for you, DTP.

More costly are the crossing points that require constant human supervision because the automatic gates don’t work. Every month that crossing guards are required, that costs $250,000, reports the Denver Post. That fee started in June, after RTD realized the issue wasn’t going to be fixed soon, according to the paper.

All told, that’s at least $815,000 worth of deductions so far.

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