User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Regional
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Policy
Last updated: Jan 25 2020 09:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Guest Commentary: Solve the I-70 ski-traffic nightmare with mountain trains 25.1.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
In December, passengers on the inaugural Snowstang to the Arapahoe Basin ski area spent around five hours getting to the slopes and even longer returning to Denver. During the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, drivers reported trips upwards of six hours from Denver to Silverthorne. Our governor, Jared Polis, reported a six-hour return trip from Vail on a Sunday evening last year. Every weekend, there is another traffic meltdown on the I70 corridor to the mountains. There is frustration, road rage, defeat, and at times calls from the Colorado Department of Transportation to avoid that road altogether. Regardless of whether or not you yourself regularly make regular trips to mountain destinations, our economy and quality of life hinge on those trips. Something’s gotta give.
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Denver to build 125 miles of bike lanes by 2023 17.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver will build 125 miles of bike lanes throughout the city by 2023, a release from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure announced on Thursday.
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Beauprez: Hate potholes? Blame the outdated federal law that Trump is about to fix 11.1.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Anyone who's sat in standstill traffic on I-70 or braved the bridge over Wadsworth Boulevard knows that Colorado's infrastructure needs some work. From Grand Junction to Denver, many of our roads and bridges desperately need fixing.
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Can new bus lines chart a course to better travel options in the West? 9.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A European bus company is expanding options for regional travel. High-speed rail could be next.
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When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate 31.12.2019 Current Issue
In Island Park, Idaho, a fight over roadkill became a referendum on government control.
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Security video shows RTD bus driver spotting toddler in middle of busy Denver road 29.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Dramatic onboard video shows the moment a contract bus driver for RTD's Access-A-Ride service spotted a toddler in the middle of busy S. Parker Road in Denver.
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I-70 westbound expected to reopen at 3 p.m. as transportation crews finish rockfall mitigation and traffic backs up 19.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 will remain closed for two extra hours Wednesday near Idaho Springs after transportation crews had difficulty getting drills off the rockface following rockfall mitigation efforts. The interstate’s westbound lanes were supposed to be closed until 1 p.m., but instead will reopen at 3, Bob Wilson, spokesman for the Colorado Department […]
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“Extremely difficult” driving in mountains, I-70 eastbound closed at Vail 15.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 are closed at Vail due to multiple spun-out vehicles and safety concerns as snow continues to pound Colorado's High Country on Saturday. 
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Rockfall mitigation work will slow I-70 traffic near Idaho Springs 4.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Skiers and others driving on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs can expect periodic delays as Colorado Department of Transportation crews perform rockfall mitigation this month.
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Train derails after collision with semi, blocking Highway 85 near Platteville 4.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Both north and southbound lanes of Highway 85 south of Platteville are blocked after a train crashed into a tractor trailer and several cars derailed near County Road 30.
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CDOT: Colo. 119 Boulder Canyon project to be complete Dec. 2020 3.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Department of Transportation officials on Monday announced the Boulder Canyon Colo. 119 project could be complete in a year, weather permitting.
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Latest Colorado weather updates from our reporters in the field 26.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
This developing story will be updated frequently with the latest from our reporters out in the field, monitoring the snowstorm that has buried most of Colorado in about a foot of snow.
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Colorado road conditions: Heavy snowstorm causing dangerous driving conditions 26.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The metro area is covered in snow on Tuesday as a winter storm barrels through causing difficult driving conditions and leading to flight cancellations on one of the most heavily-traveled days of the year.
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Construction on Boulder Canyon to take Thanksgiving pause 25.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Blasting on Boulder Canyon will take a pause for the Thanksgiving holiday, with the schedule adjusted throughout the rest of the week, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
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Kafer: HOV designation is crowding Colorado’s drivers 22.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
How many hours have I spent in rush hour traffic on Santa Fe Drive glancing at the near-empty high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane and wishing I owned a mannequin? Too many. Have I cheated in desperation? Yes. Do I occasionally suffer from what is known as congestion-induced temporary-onset Tourette syndrome (CITOTS)? Yes, but I’m hoping for a miracle cure, namely that Sante Fe’s third lane will lose its rush hour HOV designation. The Commission of the Colorado Department of Transportation met Thursday to approve spending projects. Dare I hope?
Colorado unveils a $1.6 billion roadmap of highway projects for the next 3 years 22.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Several sections of Interstate 25 from Pueblo to Denver to Fort Collins will get major money after the Colorado Transportation Commission on Thursday opened a $1.6 billion spigot for road projects across the state over the next three years.
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Denver road conditions: Streets passable Thursday morning but use caution 21.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Metro area roads are for the most part dry but bridges, overpasses and highway ramps can be icy and motorists on Thursday morning, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
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Caldara: A little competition would help RTD’s driver shortage 19.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
If RTD put passengers and taxpayers first it would do what most of Europe does and contract out the other 50% of fix-route bus service, as well as all their rail operations. Competition works.
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Guest Commentary: End Denver’s unfair war on car commuters 19.11.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
First, Denver City Council reduced speed limits on some city streets, ostensibly to protect cyclists from drivers, according to the mayor. Then came the conversion of more city-center vehicle lanes to exclusive bus lanes, creating bottlenecks that may quicken commutes for a select few but will leave drivers even more gridlocked. Finally, as if rush hour along Broadway isn’t constricting and chaotic enough, the city announced that the lane restricting scheme would be extended in length and made permanent. While perhaps well-intentioned, these policies won’t achieve their goal of reducing traffic congestion; in fact, they will worsen it.
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Denver weather: Snow, ice expected to make Monday’s commute messy as CDOT warns drivers to avoid driving 28.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Roads throughout the metro area were snow-packed and icy as the morning commute began Monday. The temperature was a bone-chilling 16 degrees this morning. An average snowfall between 4-7 inches covered the ground throughout the Denver area at 6 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.
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