Prior to Washington's transportation industry experience, he had a storied 24-year military career, retiring as a decorated active-duty U.S. Army soldier, having attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major.
Initiatives pursued include boosting sales tax revenue, maximizing assets and creating a pooled savings account, while leadership programs and partnerships have helped bolster its workforce.
Crowd control, ticketing and providing timely service can become challenging in the midst of large events. Establishing a command center, deploying volunteers and conducting outreach through the media can help.
Although nothing new, employment generation is the renewed focus of new federal and local spending on rapid transit projects.
Cliff Henke, a contributing editor to METRO, is senior analyst at PB. His views herein are solely his own.
The East Corridor rail line is part of the Denver Regional Transportation District's $2.3 billion Eagle P3 project to be funded by a public-private partnership. Electric multiple-unit commuter rail trains will carry passengers from downtown Denver to the Denver International Airport.
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