Transportation

10:11am

Thu January 30, 2014
Transportation

Bus Rapid Transit May Be Best Bet For Northwest Commuter Corridor

Community members gather for a meeting to discuss the Northwest Area Mobility Study in Longmont.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

In 2004, voters hoped to relieve traffic clogged roadways in Northern Colorado by approving the Northwest Rail Line. Eagerly anticipated by the city of Longmont, it now appears the 41 mile stretch of rail is decades away. In the interim, the Northwest Area Mobility Study is exploring other options for traffic relief.

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3:14pm

Tue January 28, 2014
Transportation

Fort Collins Realigns Bus Routes To Connect With MAX

Grace Hood KUNC

Bus rapid transit is coming to Fort Collins, and that means proposed changes to some of the city’s existing bus routes. Jan. 28 marked the first of several outreach meetings aimed at showing off a new MAX bus, and the proposed route changes throughout the city.

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5:03pm

Fri January 24, 2014
Around the Nation

String Of Oil Train Crashes Prompts Push For Safety Rules

Originally published on Fri January 24, 2014 5:29 pm

A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D., in December.
Bruce Crummy AP

The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for the swift enactment of tough new standards on trains carrying crude oil. And in an unprecedented move, the NTSB made its recommendations jointly with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

With the huge increase in oil shipped by train across North America, the agencies warn another major disaster could be looming.

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3:16pm

Fri January 24, 2014
Transportation

New Railroad Crossing Directs Train Horn At Cars, Not Residents

Senator Mark Udall, resident Diana Ayala and Congressman Ed Perlmutter at a new quiet zone crossing.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A new type of railroad crossing, one touted as both an effective way to keep people safe and significantly reducing train noise, was unveiled Friday in Commerce City.

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5:29am

Fri January 24, 2014
Planet Money

When A $65 Cab Ride Costs $192

Originally published on Fri January 24, 2014 8:37 am

Update: Several readers commented on the route shown in the map above. Lisa Chow took the car for purposes of this story, and chose a route that began and ended near NPR's New York offices.
Lisa Chow

I was in the car for about an hour, rolling around Manhattan in the middle of a snowstorm. The ride normally would have cost me $65. But when it came time to pay, my driver, Kirk Furye, was concerned for me.

"Are you going to get in trouble with NPR?" he asked. "You are almost at three times the [normal] amount."

Final cost of a one-hour cab ride: $192.00.

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