These days, public transit is almost always atop the list of to-do’s for city leaders.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has often been vocal about the need to continue expansion of the metro area’s public transit system.

Last April, the Regional Transportation District’s long-awaited A Line, the rail line connecting downtown Denver Union Station to Denver International Airport, opened amid much fanfare.

And just last month, Aurora celebrated the grand opening of the R Line, a long-awaited light rail…