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Doctors, nurses ask Jefferson County officials to take action on leaded aviation gas at Rocky Mountain airport

Doctors and nurses sent a letter to commissioners, calling on them to act

Transportation

Colorado offered $28 million for free transit in August. Most money for smaller agencies has gone unclaimed.

Two of the state’s largest transit agencies didn’t apply to the “Zero Fare for Better Air” program, citing driver shortages.

Transportation

Colorado’s mountain airports are thriving despite national rural air service struggle

Colorado’s airports in Aspen, Durango, Eagle County, Gunnison, Hayden and Montrose set records in 2021 and are staying busy in 2022.

Business

Frontier Airlines says it lacks the votes for Spirit merger

Frontier Airlines is asking for another potential delay in the vote

Business

Utah crude trains could be rolling through Colorado after Forest Service denies objections to new rail line

The Uinta Basin Railroad would connect northeast Utah oil fields with the national rail network to transport 5 billion gallons of crude a year to Gulf Coast refineries

Outdoors

FAA to give Denver airport $60M to upgrade terminal, bag-handling system

The Biden administration is giving nearly $1 billion to 85 airports to expand and upgrade, with the biggest grant going to Denver International Airport

Transportation

President Biden plans to nominate Denver airport CEO to head FAA

Phillip Washington has been the CEO of Denver International Airport for a year, and before that served as the RTD director for Denver and spent six years in Los Angeles leading its transportation authority.

Transportation

Colorado’s congressional delegation is split on whether to support Biden’s federal gas tax pause

Four of the six Democrats in Colorado’s congressional delegation back the idea, while the remaining two are skeptical

Transportation

Denver will release 2,000 more e-bike vouchers for July and even more throughout summer to expand popular program 

The first round of applications for up to $1,200 off an e-bike closed out after three weeks; officials will now release new batches periodically to keep access fair.

Transportation

Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future. But districts need help paying for them.

Several districts have already started converting school bus fleets to electric. A new state grant program is making the $400K buses affordable.

Education

Colorado gas is at $5. In electric vehicle vs. gas car, who wins?

Short answer: An EV, by far. If you can find one.

Transportation

Colorado’s governor vetoes bill that would have required developers to include electric vehicle chargers

Jared Polis said House Bill 1218, which passed with almost no Republican support, had “inflexible mandates” and could be premature as EV technology rapidly advances

Politics and Government

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad delays its opening because of wildfire threat in Colorado, New Mexico

The commission voted during an emergency meeting to delay the opening from June 11 to July 1, when summer rains are expected to dampen the region

Wildfire

Auto companies want to make EVs easily accessible for Colorado consumers. Will a subscription plan work?

A handful of startups say leasing is too complicated, and people want to try EVs the easy way. But that doesn’t make it a cheap way.

Business

Colorado needs hundreds of thousands of EV chargers. Here’s where they’re going.

Getting to a million electric vehicles on the road by 2030 means building enough places to charge them, and doing it fairly. Analysts say Colorado is keeping up so far.

Environment

2 people killed when plane crashes in Broomfield neighborhood, the second deadly crash this month

That no one on the ground was injured when a small plane crashed in the densely packed Anthem Ranch neighborhood is "pretty miraculous"

Transportation

What’s Working: Colorado has some of the lowest high gas prices in the U.S.

Wages are up 10% and the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.6%. Plus: How McDonald’s plans to fill nearly 6,000 openings statewide, who’s hiring and more!

Economy

A lane expansion to unclog I-25 through downtown Denver is not on the table — for now

CDOT says there’s no money for new lanes on the crowded stretch, and state officials will focus on moving rail lines and a Burnham Yard revamp.

Transportation

What’s Working: Colorado needs transit and truck drivers. How’s a $5,000 bonus sound?

Here’s how Denver and RTD are handling the driver shortage. Plus: Inflation continues, new business laws and more.

Economy

Residents, commissioners in Garfield and Eagle counties support Cottonwood Pass improvements — but not a new I-70

Federal goals at odds with state and local priorities for rural, unpaved Cottonwood Pass, which swells with traffic when I-70 closes through Glenwood Canyon

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