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Zornio: Colorado’s e-bike rebates could help many of us reduce our carbon footprint, with a smile

As a long-time bike commuter, I’ve easily pedaled thousands of miles over the years. But as much as I love to ride, I’ve always felt a small pang of guilt for falling short in not using my bicycle for all my daily transportation needs. Hopefully, Colorado is about to reduce my carbon footprint with its […]

Posted inEvents, News, Transportation

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

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) director Shoshana Lew, mountain community leaders and environmental advocates will pitch in on plans to solve the Floyd Hill pinch, what climate change means for fire evacuation in mountain communities, and whether we will ever get that mountain train on the way to cutting pollution, in a forum led by […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government, Transportation

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

Colorado’s new transportation fees violate the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and several other state finance laws and should be invalidated, two conservative groups and Republican state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg claim in a long-promised lawsuit filed late Thursday in Denver. Senate Bill 260, passed by Democrats in the legislature last year, enacted a host of new […]

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

The price of regular gasoline broke $4 per gallon on average across the U.S. on Sunday for the first time since 2008. In Colorado, the AAA reported the average gas price on Sunday was $3.72. During the first full week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the price of regular gas rose by almost 41 cents, according […]

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

Nearly 50,000 motorists broke the law in 2020 when they drove in the eastbound Interstate 70 express toll lane through Clear Creek County while it was closed and supposed to be serving as the emergency shoulder. Colorado let those I-70 scofflaws off the hook and it has likely been giving thousands more drivers a similar […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News

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

The state agency that spent a century pouring roadways for trucks and automobiles now finds itself mapping out a new route — and paving the way to reducing impacts of climate change. Colorado Department of Transportation Director Shoshana Lew sees that lane to greenhouse gas cuts when she stands atop a new park that will […]

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

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants private companies to help solve public problems like a shortage of child care options and affordable housing and to help develop a Front Range passenger rail service. The Democrat’s budget proposal asks state lawmakers for more than a million dollars to open up a new public-private partnership office. The proposal […]