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

It’s not complicated: More buses, running more frequently

Opinion Columns

RTD faces backlash after slashing bus service to Adams County courthouse

Adams County officials say "the lack of access to public transit will restrict our ability to increase the quantity of cases heard – and could prove to be counterproductive to our goal of reducing the backlog of cases"

Crime and Courts

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

These state bills will help residents get from point A to point B, while also addressing climate change goals.

Opinion Columns

Public transit is just as gross as you thought and that’s why microbiologists love it

Colorado post-docs and undergrads endure the swabbing of seats and handrails in the name of science, part of a worldwide effort to “map the human biome” and sort good germs from bad.

Coronavirus

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

Boulder County voter agreed in 2004 to tax themselves to pay FasTracks rail service and have kicked in $500 million as the 38-mile Northwest line has evolved without stops in Boulder and Longmont.

Transportation

RTD gets federal coronavirus relief dollars, reverses furloughs

Despite receiving some financial respite, the agency is not calling back 90 non-union employees who left in recent weeks because their jobs are still deemed unnecessary given reduced agency services

Transportation

New RTD boss questions wisdom of still pursuing the long-promised Denver-Boulder train

RTD promised the line in 2004 as part of the voter-approved FasTracks program, but rising costs have delayed the project by decades

News

Opinion: Rhetoric is not the same thing as action on RTD election free-ride proposal

Opinion Columns

Pairing mental health counselors with police on calls shows promise in Colorado

Colorado's marijuana taxes funded 10 co-responder programs that dispatch mental health pros with cops. Two years in, the concept seems to be working in cities along the Front Range.

Crime and Courts

Colorado wanted to make it easier for people with disabilities to vote. Then came coronavirus.

Advocates say family and friends of prospective voters living in the more than 900 elder care centers and other care institutions in Colorado must remain extra vigilant that COVID-19-related health restrictions do not bar their loved ones from casting a ballot.

Election 2020

The first two efforts to defund police in Colorado quickly failed. Will a push at CU be the first to succeed?

The Colorado legislature passed a sweeping police accountability bill in the wake of George Floyd protests, but so far efforts to replace law enforcement with mental health workers have failed.

Crime and Courts

RTD board soundly rejects resolution to replace security with social workers

The resolution lost in a 14-1 vote in the Regional Transportation District's publicly elected board of directors.

Transportation

30 years after passage of Americans with Disabilities Act, key inequities remain in Colorado

The biggest remaining hurdles for people living with disabilities continue to be accessible housing and fair employment opportunities

Health

Anxieties familiar and new persist for Coloradans living with disabilities during coronavirus

The economic shutdown related to COVID-19 has complicated the lives of Colorado people with disabilities, who find their routines upset, their jobs at risk and their quest for affordable, accessible housing more difficult.

Coronavirus

Colorado wants to ensure coronavirus won’t affect low-income, minority communities disproportionately

Past research on pandemics show inequities by race, ethnicity and income groups in everything from the level of exposure to the pathogen, to health care outcomes

Health

Polling shows support for a tax hike to pay for a Front Range passenger train. But the devil is in the details.

The effort — showing 61% support for a sales tax increase to pay for the route — is starting off strong and supporters can make their case to state lawmakers. However, that share will likely decline when an exact tax increase is finalized.

Transportation

National Medal of Honor Museum chooses Texas over Denver for its new home despite Gov. Polis’ efforts

The decision is a blow to Colorado's governor, who worked for months to land the museum

News

Opinion: Want to solve the climate crisis? Stop widening roads

Opinion Columns

Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado, as interests shift to influence Democratic-controlled Capitol

Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent more than $36.4 million on lobbyists in fiscal year 2019 to influence Colorado lawmakers and government agencies

Politics and Government

As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairs

A Colorado Sun analysis of $223 million in tax credits awarded from 2013 to 2018 found that the state is often doling out taxpayer dollars without much evidence that each tax credit is producing economic activity that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise

Sun Investigation
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