Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsMarch 22, 20186min476

As soon as next week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin a process, which over the coming months, could dramatically scale back vehicle fuel economy standards. These proposed changes to EPA's 2016 GHG emissions, followed by a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards at DOT for model years 2022-2025, would hamper growth by automotive and parts makers, cost consumers and small businesses money at the pump and put more emissions in our air.

Jared WrightJared WrightJune 16, 20176min441

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.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinJanuary 4, 20177min348

A refinancing plan for the remainder of two federal loans used to build the Denver Union Station project will pay off the loans early and allow the City and County of Denver to dissolve a revenue-raising authority, along with a drop in property taxes for some businesses in the area. The Denver City Council Finance and Governance Committee sent an ordinance to the full council that authorizes a loan agreement among Denver, Compass Bank, Compass Mortgage Corp. and U.S. Bank to allow the plan to move forward. It is scheduled for final consideration on Jan. 17, with the new loan agreement closing in early February, said Andrew Johnston, manager of financial development.


Rick JensenRick JensenDecember 12, 20166min423

How do we know Dr. Ben Carson is unqualified to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development? Because House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said so, calling him "disturbingly unqualified." "There is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and communities across America," Pelosi said.


Jared WrightJared WrightOctober 25, 20167min392

When you visit the grocery store and see a wide variety of fresh foods from across our country and even the world on the shelves, turn up your air conditioning, or have a friend receive an overnight shipment of a special drug for a life-threatening illness, you are encountering the world of freight movement. It’s important to recognize this interaction as we further progress in a fast-paced internet and digital driven society. Rather than waiting for a product to come to our local store, we click on a product online and expect it to be delivered to our home in a few days, if not the next day. These changes in business and our society have been rapid and, fortunately for us, our freight industry — the most efficient and effective network in the world — has responded to meet these new demands. Few of us have an opportunity to actually see and fully understand how goods move from farm to market or from manufacturer to store or even from an internet seller to you directly. This logistics process occurs behind the scenes and works seamlessly each day. In the case of our food supply, trucks and trains bring fresh produce and food from across the country to our grocery stores daily. In regard to our heating and air conditioning needs, these amenities are available because of an electrical grid powered by natural gas and coal, which is transported by rail or pipeline to our power companies. As to emergency medical supplies, our air freight industry transports products on short notice to far flung areas of our country daily.