RTD is throwing a little party Friday morning, complete with refreshments and swag for early rider.

This isn't any old party. It's the A-LINE'S 1ST BIRTHDAY!!!!!


We took the liberty of crafting this handy invitation.

(Just so we're all on the same page, the A line's actual birthday will be on Saturday.)

On its own birthday party announcement, RTD notes there have been "some operational challenges" throughout this year, and "many achievements."

Among the achievements are 5 million new riders, an 89 percent on time year to date, and the creation of jobs - ya know, like the flaggers, who have to stand guard 24-7 at the crossings because they don't work.

If you don't catch the Union Station rider appreciation party, you can stop by one of these, too:

  • Peoria Station, Commuter rail platform: 6:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Denver Airport Station, Transit platform: 5-7 a.m

From Next to you, happy birthday A line! May you always be running...