Posted inNews, Transportation

I-25 South Gap will open in mid-December, nearly a year ahead of schedule

All lanes of the Interstate 25 South Gap project will open nearly a year ahead of schedule, Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado transportation officials announced Monday. Construction on the 18-mile stretch of highway was slated to conclude in November 2022, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. “By mid-December, in time for Christmas, the I-25 […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Freeway expansion is the wrong way to spend Colorado’s COVID-19 relief dollars

Gov. Jared Polis’ Colorado Transportation Commission, a group tasked with directing billions of dollars in state transportation funding every year, met last month to decide the fate of $134 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. In the face of a pandemic, a climate emergency and a brown cloud hanging over the state Capitol, the commission […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Shoshana Lew and Karen Stuart: Transparency in Colorado transportation starts with talking to our neighbors

No one needs to explain our state’s growing transportation needs to Coloradans. They live it every day, whether sitting in traffic during rush hour or on Interstate 70 on a weekend, driving harrowing mountain passes or rural narrow shoulders when passing a slow moving trailer, dodging potholes or awaiting a late bus to work or […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

Colorado’s I-25 project on “The Gap” combined data, thousands of photos and engineering to minimize roadkill

It’s a picturesque and remarkable feat of preservation. Meandering plains, mountains and meadows reflect a decades-long effort to link massive, contiguous public and private parcels along a miles-wide corridor that runs roughly from Monument Hill north to Lone Tree. It features land wrapped in expansive conservation easements, protected habitat and, to the west, Pike National […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Shots fired during Denver protest of Minneapolis man’s death; vehicles vandalized, demonstrator hit by car

Staff and wire report A protest in Denver on Thursday night over the death of a handcuffed black man during a confrontation with a white police officer in Minnesota turned destructive as shots were fired, vehicles were vandalized and a demonstrator was struck by a car. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries. “Tonight […]

Posted inCOVID, News, Transportation

Coronavirus has Coloradans driving fast and furious. Knock it off, law enforcement says.

The photos seem more prevalent now on social media: snapshots from inside police cars of radar guns displaying autobahn-esque, triple-digit speeds. “Drivers are absolutely driving in a more reckless manner right now,” Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said. “There seems to be a perception that the rules do not apply during this time simply […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government, Transportation

“I’m absolutely not supportive of that”: Front Range passenger train service appears derailed on arrival at Capitol

The 2020 legislative session hasn’t yet begun, but a goal of Gov. Jared Polis already appears to be derailed.  House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder, told reporters on Friday that she is “absolutely not supportive” of legislation to create a Front Range passenger train system.  Proponents were eyeing the 2020 legislative session to offer a bill […]