RTD officials and witnesses repeatedly said the crossing gates on the University of Colorado A Line are safe and working properly in testimony Thursday before an administrative law judge at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.
In 2016, state and federal regulators spotted problems with the timing of the crossing gates -- with the gates coming down too early and staying down too long as a train approached, sometimes up to 3 minutes.
That led to state and federal officials to order that flaggers be posted at the crossing gates to prevent drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists from driving around the gates and onto the tracks in front of an approaching train.
Witnesses told Administrative Law Judge Robert Garvey that the problems have been fixed.
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