Tom RamstackTom RamstackFebruary 1, 20185min673
President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday brought hope that the Colorado Department of Transportation’s funding shortfall for road-building projects will at least be eased. Trump pledged to seek $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure spending for roads, bridges, highways and waterways. The federal grants would need to be matched by state and local funds. […]

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Jared WrightJared WrightJune 16, 20176min436

A major step forward for transportation occurred earlier this year with the approval of the Central 70 project by the federal government. This project involves the reconstruction of a 10-mile stretch between I-25 and Chambers Road and the replacement of a 50-year-old viaduct on Interstate 70. With the approval, the Colorado Department of Transportation could begin work in early 2018.


John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 13, 20176min498

State Sen. Owen Hill is not for letting the crisis of Colorado’s inadequate transportation go to waste. There won’t be any ski train coming any time soon. There may or may not be a transportation funding bill passed this legislative session or any legislative session. Coloradans are desperate. It’s past time to be bold, to color outside the lines! Hill told reporters Monday morning that he thinks Colorado could become a national workshop for the autonomous vehicle revolution. He said it’s worth getting out front of other states by moving now to put the fast-evolving technology to use on our roads and invite entrepreneurs and companies working the sector to set up shop here.


Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJuly 5, 20163min285

As an avid reader of the Colorado Statesman, I would like to comment on House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso’s recent commentary about “missed opportunities." Mr. DelGrosso gave much credit to the Republicans for “passing legislation to increase transparency of Colorado’s Department of Transportation, helping to ensure CDOT’s priorities are in line with those of Colorado taxpayers”. What a bunch of garbage!


Miller HudsonMiller HudsonMay 19, 20166min400

RTD’s cumbersomely named University of Colorado A Line — it cost CU $5 million for the “branded sponsorship” — is an A Train linking Union Station with DIA, covering 23 miles of commuter rail that can be traversed in 37 minutes. With its April opening, Denver joined a growing number of American cities where travelers can take a train to a plane and back. Not all of these have proven a success. San Francisco’s BART extension provides access to nearly 10 million Bay Area residents, where daily commutes are frequently horrific and ridership has been high. Philadelphia, by contrast, runs virtually empty cars several times an hour.


Ramsey ScottRamsey ScottFebruary 3, 20165min355
On a day when steadily falling snow piled up by the foot and caused traffic delays throughout the state, lawmakers green-lighted a bill aimed at requiring passenger vehicles to carry proper traction equipment in icy and snowy conditions along the steep and winding 126-mile stretch of Interstate 70 between Dostero and Morrison. House Bill 1039, […]

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