Hey, hey — it’s Monday. Let’s play catch-up.
After a year of meetings, the working group tasked with evaluating and rethinking RTD’s pass programs has a recommendation that includes a 40 percent discount for low-income riders, a 70 percent discount for youth ages 13 to 19 and free rides for youth 12 and younger with a paying rider.
There’s also some stuff in there about general fare increases that have people pretty freaked out, but it’s not quite time to worry about that yet.
I explain it all here. (Denverite)
18th and Emerson fire
Federal investigators are looking into last week’s deadly construction site fire. A carpenters union is questioning safety protocols at the site and says at least one subcontractor employed paid workers under the table. The investigation could take months. (DP)
The Denver Sheriff’s Department is investigating why ICE wasn’t notified of the release of Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda of Mexico, wanted for vehicular homicide, until an hour after his release. A statement released by the department yesterday called it “unacceptable.” (AP/9)
Food and fun
Denver International Airport is also getting a Shake Shack. Fair Shakes all around! (DBJ)
Meet Steve Bradley, the man responsible for corduroy slopes. He invented the Bradley-Packer Grader to groom runs at Winter Park in 1951. It was a precursor to today’s massive snow grooming machines. (CPR)