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G-Line is opening, with free rides and parties on April 27 — read on!
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April 2019

The Smart Commuter

Short and sweet this month:  Join us April 27 for G-Line Parties | Save the Date for Bike to Work Day | Free Rides for Water World Employees again this year | and news to peruse — read on!
RTD announced on April 1 (no foolin') that the long-awaited G-Line will open April 26 with great fanfare.  We invite all of you to come with family and friends on April 27 to celebrate.  Rides on the train will be free all day, and there will be four parties with unique themes, interactive activities, and fun.

When:  April 26
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WhereClear Creek & Federal Station

Smart Commute is organizing the party at Clear Creek & Federal Station (located at Federal just south of 60th, near Federal and I-76).  We will have live entertainment, food trucks, and lots of free give-aways.  Keep an eye on our Facebook Event Page for more information as we get closer to this event.

Other parties will be happening along the line at 41st & Fox Station, Olde Town Arvada Station, and Wheat Ridge & Ward Station.  Rides are free all day on the G-Line, so start at Clear Creek & Federal, and then party-hop by train to see everything that is going on that day.
 
RSVP on Facebook
Save the Date!  Bike to Work Day is June 26!  Registration opens May 1 for all participants (stations and businesses can get registered now:  biketoworkday.us

And remember to check out the Smart Commute website, where there are plenty of tools, ideas, and over 15 pre-written templates to help you promote this event at work, in your neighborhood, and to your community.
For the fourth year running, Smart Commute will provide free FlexRide trips for Water World employees all summer.  Water World employees will only need to book their trip with RTD, and show their employee ID when they board.  

This project has always been a collaboration between Smart Commute, RTD, and Google; annually, it carries hundreds of trips, often reducing or eliminating the need for busy parents to chauffeur their kids to and from work.  
Watch next month for updates on the following:

7th Annual TransForum (recap)
Smart Commute Bike to Work Day Workshop
Smart Commute's Bike Party at The Orchard
Greetings-
At the Regional Transportation District, the safety and security of our riders is a top priority. With the G Line opening on April 26, RTD wants to remind the community to be safe on and around trains, tracks and crossings. Please review and share the following safety tips as we prepare for opening day.

Platform Safety
  • Stay behind the yellow line at all times.
  • Never sit on the platform edge or touch the outside of a train.
  • Do not approach the train until it has stopped completely and the doors open.
  • Mind the gap. Watch your step while getting on and off the train.
  • Walk–do not run–on the platform. If you miss a train, wait for the next one.
Train Ride Safety
  • Train doors close automatically; stand clear and listen for the warning chime.
  • Take time to review the Emergency Procedure signs posted in each train car.
  • In the event of an emergency, notify the train operator using the emergency intercom at either end of the train.
  • Do not lean against the doors and hold on at all times when standing as sudden stops may occur.
  • Store luggage and large personal items in the designated storage areas and do not allow them to block walkways and doorways.
 Train Track Safety
  • Cross only at designated crossings and follow traffic rules.
  • Never walk, play or bike along the tracks - it is illegal and dangerous.
  • Get off your bike, scooter or skateboard before crossing - wheels can get caught in the opening next to the rail.
  • Look both ways before crossing the tracks - trains can travel from either direction at any time.
  • Do not try to touch or throw objects at the trains or overhead power lines.
 
For additional safety tips, or to take RTD’s safety pledge, visit our Partners in Safety web page. Please contact communityengagement@rtd-denver.com with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support in making our transit system safe for everyone.

Sincerely,
RTD Community Engagement

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