Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Sens. Fenberg, Gonzales, Hansen and Winter: Say goodbye to the brown cloud

Everyone deserves to breathe clean, healthy air, regardless of their ZIP Code. Unfortunately, that is not the case for far too many of our neighbors, and it impacts kids, older Coloradans, and folks in disadvantaged communities the hardest.  Last summer, Denver had the worst air quality in the world. The Northern Front Range was recently […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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 […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: We already have a tool that can clean the air, reduce traffic, and expand job opportunity: the bus

Last year was one for the record books, as evidenced by historic wildfires burning throughout the state as late as October. The harsh consequences of our car-oriented transportation system become more evident each day as communities both locally and across the country face devastating wildfires, flooding, unprecedented heat, and more poor-air-quality days than good ones. […]

Posted inEconomy, Housing, News, Transportation

RTD wants more housing near stations. It may sacrifice parking spots to make that happen.

By Nathaniel Minor, CPR News From the patch of grass where she stood on a recent morning with her dog Kasha, Rosemarie Chostler could see two of the most important places in her day-to-day life. The first was her new apartment building, an affordable complex at Sheridan Boulevard and the Lakewood Gulch in west Denver. […]

Posted inClimate, Energy, Environment, News, Politics and Government, Transportation

The road to greenhouse gas cuts: Are Colorado drivers ready?

When Colorado’s greenhouse gas battle comes to her Wheat Ridge driveway, Jan Rose will be ready. Rose believes heart and soul that if the state wants to hit benchmarks of 90% cuts to polluting emissions by 2050, Coloradans will have to drive less, and if they do drive, use a clean electric car. Recent successful […]

Posted inCOVID, News, Transportation

RTD gets federal coronavirus relief dollars, reverses furloughs

The Regional Transportation District in Colorado has halted layoffs for about 250 employees after it received more than $200 million from a $900 billion federal coronavirus relief aid package, officials said. The agency also reversed furloughs and salary cuts that were planned for its highest-paid management employees, including a 7.5% pay cut for a dozen […]