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Opinion: Shift Colorado’s transportation priorities away from asphalt and toward mass transit

Transformational. Historic. Once in a generation. That’s how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has been framed by leaders across the country, including here in Colorado. Now that funding is starting to be dispersed to Colorado, if we aren’t intentional and proactive, this funding could maintain the status quo, or even worse, increase the […]

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Opinion: To clean the air, Colorado must re-think its roads, not merely fill them with electric cars

Much has been said about Colorado’s air quality recently. Greenhouse gasses, ozone, and fine particulate matter all play a role in our air quality. Road transportation and wildfires are two of the largest contributors to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers in the United States. Climate change is expanding our wildfire season.   In a recent […]

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Here are the new gas and road-usage fees behind Colorado Democrats’ $4 billion transportation plan

Colorado drivers would begin paying a new fee of 2 cents on every gallon of gas they purchase starting in July 2022 under legislation Democratic state lawmakers are expected to introduce in the coming weeks. That fee, which would not require voter approval, would increase to 8 cents per gallon starting in July 2028 under […]

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Colorado was an early adopter of roundabouts. Now, motorists across the U.S. are driving in circles.

In the late 1990s, the city of Golden considered what then was a foreign concept: The idea of placing roundabouts, the circular traffic control configuration popular in Europe and Australia, along one of its arterials through a commercial center. Although it had been in use in the U.S. for more than a century, Americans still […]

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Opinion: Environmental protection and infrastructure development are not mutually exclusive

Infrastructure. It’s the foundations that make up way we live. From turning on your light switch to merging onto I-70 to get to work, it’s an issue that impacts all Americans. But do our policymakers in Washington make essential infrastructure a priority? Considering the latest grade given by the American Society of Civil Engineers for our nation’s infrastructure […]

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Opinion: Colorado can’t withstand more growth without modernizing our aging bridges and water infrastructure

It’s a new year, new decade and a new legislative session, which also brings fresh opportunities for the state of Colorado. Touching on issues from healthcare to education, thankfully Gov. Jared Polis’ State of the State address also mentioned another hot-button voter issue: infrastructure. However, additional steps must be taken to ensure we have systems […]

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Lyft is introducing a fleet of 200 electric Kias in Colorado, a car model that motorists here can’t even buy

Coloradans will be able to catch a ride in a sleek, new $40,000 electric Kia Niro as soon as December even though the vehicles aren’t available for sale in the state. That’s because Lyft is making a fleet of 200 of the long-range electric crossovers available for lease to its Colorado drivers.   The ride-sharing company […]

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Work on another I-70 mountain toll lane starts Monday and will span into 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

Construction launches Monday on a westbound toll lane on Interstate 70 from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels in Idaho Springs to Empire Junction, part of Colorado transportation officials’ latest effort to ease congestion on the heavily traveled roadway.  Gov. Jared Polis is expected to join a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to kick off the $70 million project […]