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WATCH: Fixing Colorado’s mountain lifeline — dreams for a better I-70

The state's top transportation experts and The Colorado Sun discuss improving Colorado's most important highway

Events

Conservatives file lawsuit to invalidate Colorado’s new transportation fees. Here’s what it claims.

Senate Bill 260, passed by Democrats in 2021, enacted new fees on gasoline purchases, deliveries and Uber and Lyft rides to raise billions for transportation projects

Transportation

Gas tops $4 per gallon average in the U.S. for the 1st time since 2008

In Colorado, the AAA reports the average gas price on Sunday was $3.72

Transportation

Colorado wants to fix the Floyd Hill I-70 nightmare. Here’s how.

Transportation

Colorado wants to start ticketing the tens of thousands of drivers who illegally use the I-70 mountain express lane

House Bill 1074 would allow the state to use cameras that monitor the mountain express lanes to identify and fine motorists who travel in them when they are closed. In 2020, that was nearly 50,000 motorists.

Transportation

Can a climate-conscious CDOT build new roads and cut greenhouse gases at the same time?

After a century of making life easier for cars and trucks, the state’s transportation agency also has the job of cutting pollution. Not everyone is on board.

Climate

Colorado’s governor wants to enlist private companies to help fix public problems with new partnership office

Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal seeks $1.3 million to create a state public-private partnership office. Public policy observers are skeptical.

Politics and Government

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
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