Fri May 11, 2012


Wed May 2, 2012

Jeffco Puts the Brakes on Parkway Bill

The intersection of US 6, CO 58, and CO 93 in Golden. Traffic congestion is a contentious issue between Golden and Jefferson County.
Bradley Gordon / Wikimedia/CreativeCommons

At the request of Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation, Jefferson County officials have backed away from seeking drafted legislation to help complete the Jefferson Parkway Toll Road.

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Wed April 25, 2012

RTD Abandons Request For Sales Tax Increase [Updated]

The RTD Board of Governors vote puts a hybrid/BRT option on hold for the Northwest Corridor
Jim Hill KUNC

The Regional Transportation District Board of Governors voted Tuesday night not to ask for a .04% sales tax increase this November to fund FasTracks, effectively ending movement on a hybrid “rail/bus rapid transit” expansion of the system from Denver to Longmont.

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Thu April 5, 2012

Colorado Youth Driving Less and Less

Bikes on the Auraria Campus in Denver. More and more young people are choosing to ride a bike than drive a car.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A new report released Thursday by a Colorado consumer advocacy group finds Coloradans have been driving less since the middle of last decade.  In fact, young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive, and increasing their use of other means to get around town.

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Wed April 4, 2012
Around the Nation

Meet The New Official Cab Of New York City

Nissan's NV200 taxi model features expanded headroom and passenger USB chargers.
Courtesy of Nissan

The "Taxi of Tomorrow" has arrived in New York City. On Tuesday night, officials unveiled the Nissan-designed cab that, over the next 10 years, will gradually replace the country's largest taxi fleet. It's the first New York taxi to be designed for the job since the city's iconic Checker cab.

For Nissan's designers, the process of putting the new cab together involved months of riding in taxis and talking to cab owners, drivers and passengers about what they did and didn't like.

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