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RTD buses and trains have more passengers — but not enough drivers

The Denver-area transit agency doesn't have enough drivers to restore service to pre-COVID levels

Transportation

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

A true solution involves replacing personal vehicles with buses and bikes

Opinion Columns

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon partially reopens; full reopening may not happen until Thanksgiving

The Colorado Department of Transportation warned motorists to prepare for heavy traffic and delays on Saturday afternoon

Transportation

An upgraded Grand Junction rail yard could accelerate Western Slope economic development

Federal infrastructure investment floats hope for an intermodal train terminal in Grand Junction, which would support Western Slope businesses that rely on shipping containers from overseas while reducing truck traffic on I-70.

Transportation

Coloradans are paying a lot more for Uber and Lyft trips — if they can even find a ride. Here’s why.

The ride-hailing companies are experiencing a driver shortage. That’s why, just as the pandemic eases and people flock to restaurants and bars, prices have jumped.

Transportation

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

Colorado governor vetoes two bills dealing with off-highway vehicles, transportation funding

Jared Polis rejected House Bills 1024 and 1196, his second and third vetoes of measures passed during the 2021 legislative session

Politics and Government

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

Senate Bill 238 creates a new taxation district to fund the project, which will be overseen by a board

Transportation

Here come the gas and delivery fees as Colorado’s governor signs $5 billion-plus transportation bill into law

Colorado lawmakers have been trying to solve the problem of boosting transportation funding for years. But Senate Bill 260 passed with almost no Republican support at the Capitol.

Transportation

Colorado lawmakers passed 508 bills during this year’s legislative session. Here are 65 you need to know about.

The measures include six gun control bills, new cannabis regulations and a policy inspired by Elijah McClain’s death

Politics and Government

Littwin: Jared Polis may be big on emission-reduction goals, but just don’t let regulators try to enforce them

The governor’s threat to veto legislation that would have mandated, not merely suggested, Polis-supported goals shows once again that when he and progressive legislators square off, Polis prevails.

Opinion Columns

Colorado legislature sends sweeping transportation fee and spending bill to governor

The legislation will impose new fees on fuel purchases, deliveries and rideshare trips, to generate billions of dollars to tackle Colorado's long list of transportation projects

Politics and Government

Carman: Life is a highway, but the legislature keeps finding nothing but dead ends

It's time for Colorado to acknowledge the injustice on which its highway system was built and to compensate Black and brown communities impacted for decades

Opinion Columns

Opinion: As Colorado’s House Republican leaders, we think Democrats are taking a wrong turn on transportation

Their bill is titled, “Sustainability Of The Transportation System,” but it’s hard to see how this 207-page policy behemoth is “sustainable.”

Opinion Columns

“A lot of big items still out there”: Colorado lawmakers have a massive to-do list with only a month left

There are about 250 pieces of active, unresolved legislation. And more meaty bills are being introduced by the day.

Politics and Government

I-70 reopens near Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels tunnel after shutting down over suspicious device

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said a 911 caller reported an SUV traveling west contained an “explosive device”

Transportation

Colorado Democrats formally introduce their transportation-fee bill with Republican, business community support

Senate Bill 260 would impose new fees on motorists purchasing gas and diesel fuel, while also adding additional costs to deliveries, rideshare trips and electric vehicle registrations

Transportation

REPLAY: The Colorado Sun hosts a discussion on the state’s transportation-funding future

You can watch the event live on our Facebook page or register to participate on Zoom

Transportation

Opinion: We can pay for Colorado’s needs if we spend wisely and expand individual freedom on land use

Advancing the liberty and fiscal responsibility that characterize bipartisan, colorful Colorado would make our state work better for all of us.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Investing in transportation is the key to Colorado’s COVID economic recovery

A substantial commitment to our infrastructure would represent a desperately-needed lifeline and send a message that Colorado won’t be left behind in competing for jobs and business.

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