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Egan: Interstate 70 project is central to our economy

Shaun Egan

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 […]

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Should yesterday’s jail tax fund today’s transportation needs? DougCo voters won’t get a chance to say

Traffic backs up on Interstate 25 approaching Castle Rock along a stretch of highway known as "The Gap," which is a top construction priority for the state. (Courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation)

We put the question a bit differently earlier this week: Can a community spend too much on law enforcement when there are underfunded, competing needs? Perhaps not — at least, for the two Douglas County commissioners who nixed a proposal by the commission’s third member late Wednesday to ask voters to shift some of the […]

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How to fund better highways without a tax hike? Douglas County’s Lora Thomas has an idea

Traffic backs up on Interstate 25 approaching Castle Rock along a stretch of highway known as "The Gap," which is a top construction priority for the state. (Courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation)

A proposal now on the table in Douglas County attempts to find a balance between two perennial public-policy priorities: law enforcement and transportation. Freshman County Commissioner Lora Thomas wants to ask burgeoning DougCo’s voters to shift some county revenue from the former to the latter. Her pragmatic solution, up for consideration by the commission on Tuesday: Reconfigure a long-standing county sales tax that […]

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Q&A: Chamber leaders in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins look up and down for I-25 funding

Q&A: David May
  Fix Colorado Roads has been working for years to get lawmakers to put more money into major roads, with lots of promises and limited follow-through. This session was supposed to turn a corner, but instead interstates 25 and 70 will continue to wait, just as the motorists do in routine traffic jams. Colorado Politics […]

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Lundeen: Colorado roads and bridges are a matter of priority

The Colorado Springs Gazette recently reported that Colorado is unlikely to receive any new significant transportation funding from Washington. (“Insights: Trump’s deal on transportation is a ‘no deal’ for Colorado.”) The story concluded that federal policy is pushing Colorado toward more toll road — but I am here to say that another alternative exists. Namely, […]

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Insights: Trump’s deal on transportation is a ‘no deal’ for Colorado

When it comes to transportation, Donald Trump is much like a casino for a desperate state willing to bet the power bill money to try to win the rent. While the president was out of the country last week, his advisers rolled out the latest package of ideas for the $1 trillion investment in American infrastructure Trump promised. Colorado […]

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DU, Colorado light rail stations seen as mobility hubs

A City and County of Denver multi-station plan and mobility study is focused on enhancing the University of Denver and Colorado light rail stations as mobility hubs. (Courtesy City and County of Denver)
After nearly a decade, Denver Regional Transportation District’s University of Denver and Colorado light rail stations need to become more visible gateways to surrounding communities, rather than the “back doors” they now represent to their neighborhoods, according to a study of the two stations and their mobility possibilities. “It is time these stations transition from […]

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