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Tag Archives: Colorado Department Of Transportation

Senate transportation proposal scores win, but rough road remains ahead

Senate Republicans have work to do if they hope to move their latest proposal to fund big-ticket projects like the widening of Interstate 25 through the […]...

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January 24, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Can autonomous vehicles solve the “first-mile, last-mile” problem?

It’s called the first-mile, last-mile problem of mass transit, and it has vexed transportation planners forever during the automotive era. Until you make it easy […]...

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December 8, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Grassroots lawsuit aims to halt $1.2 billion highway expansion in Denver’s poorest neighborhoods

Residents and activists from some of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods sued the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), claiming projects it approved will be harmful to their environment, health, […]...

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July 11, 2017 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Housing, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Transportation bill with proposed tax hike clears House, faces tough road in Senate

The House Friday gave its final blessing to a transportation bill that will ask voters in November to okay a hike in the state’s sales […]...

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March 31, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to raise sales tax for transportation passes first test

Lawmakers worked into the evening Wednesday to find the best way, or perhaps the least objectionable way, to begin to fund a backlog of $9 […]...

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March 22, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The highway lowdown: Denver’s I-70 expansion controversy, explained

Coloradans remain indignant over a plan to expand Interstate 70 in two northeast Denver neighborhoods, citing concerns like increased air pollution, unsolved traffic problems and […]...

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July 13, 2016 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Elyria-Swansea residents to CDOT: leave us alone!

Donna Garduno has no intention of moving quietly. Her small home is in north Denver’s Elyria-Swansea, a mostly low-income, Latino neighborhood where her family has […]...

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February 18, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Feds sign off on hard-fought I-70 plan, but fixes still years away

The seemingly endless studying of what ails the Interstate 70 corridor between Denver and Colorado’s mountain resort communities has started feeling a bit like the snarled driving nightmare common on mid-winter Sunday afternoons. The process inches forward at a glacial...

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June 17, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Last anti-FASTER bill shot down in committee

Last anti-FASTER bill shot down in committee

Opponents of the last significant anti-FASTER bill still kicking in the State Legislature celebrated its demise in committee on Wednesday. House Bill 1084, sponsored by Republican Kevin Grantham in the Senate and Republican Randy Baumgardner in the House, was killed...

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March 24, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Transportation a backburner issue, but state roads, bridges keep crumbling

Transportation a backburner issue, but state roads, bridges keep crumbling

With Colorado’s recession-plagued budget crisis as a backdrop, there’s been very little meaningful debate this election season about one of the most critical issues facing the state: how to fund desperately needed repairs for Colorado’s crumbling roads and bridges....

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October 4, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Scared of what? Radio ads urge voters not to sign ballot measure petitions in Colorado

Ads on the radio waves in Colorado Springs are encouraging voters to avoid signing petitions to qualify initiatives for the ballot, saying the petition information […]

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