Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: We applaud moves by Colorado lawmakers and federal leaders on transportation funding

With 2021 now half over, there already have been significant and historical funding opportunities for the transportation sector this year. At both federal and state levels, bills have been passed regarding funding and climate change policies that will affect and improve transportation in metro Denver’s northwest region. Commuting Solutions, a group dedicated to innovative transportation […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government, Transportation

Colorado takes its biggest step yet toward a Front Range passenger train system

Colorado on Wednesday took its most significant step yet toward building a Front Range passenger train system as Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill creating a special taxation district for the proposed rail line. Senate Bill 238 also forms a board tasked with getting the new train on track. The 17-member panel, six […]

Posted inEconomy, News, Transportation

Longmont may still get its long-promised RTD rail line. But it may need help from Amtrak.

Regional Transportation District officials say they will refocus on building the long-awaited Northwest Rail Line, after goading from Gov. Jared Polis and some members of the agency’s board of directors Tuesday night. RTD planners told the board during a virtual work session that any move to fully extend the 38-mile corridor, also known as the […]