Colorado Tries To Get Skiers Out Of Cars And Onto Buses To Tamp Down Traffic

More than a half-dozen world-class ski resorts are less than 100 miles west of Denver. The trouble is that they're also some of the most popular — and there's really only one road to get to them: the dreaded Interstate 70. "In the beginning,…

Will making transit free make people want to ride more?

At the end of last year, Kansas City, Missouri’s City Council voted unanimously to make the city’s bus system fare-free. The plan was meant to increase transportation equity in the region and was a priority of the city’s recently elected…

Bustang! Growth along CDOT’s ‘tough route’ through the San Juans

In densely populated urban areas, it’s nearly impossible to imagine not being able to easily get where you want to go. Indeed, in New York City (where this reporter lived for years), there are innumerable choices when it comes to transportation:…

What new tech and services are transit agencies implementing?

Q: What new technology/service are you now offering/planning to offer at your agency? Vicki L. Shotland Vicki L. Shotland, Executive Director Greater Hartford Transit District Hartford, Conn. The Greater Hartford…

What the US needs to know about the Wuhan coronavirus

There are now five confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus here in the United States. While the arrival of a new virus is never welcomed news, remember: The threat in the United States is low.   We are still getting more information…

Solve the I-70 ski-traffic nightmare with mountain trains

In December, passengers on the inaugural Snowstang to the Arapahoe Basin ski area spent around five hours getting to the slopes and even longer returning to Denver. During the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, drivers reported trips upwards…

Why every business owner should be worried about RTD's crisis

Whenever Denver is pitched to companies looking to relocate, its transit system is cited as a major selling factor. “Metro Denver is a model for the country when it comes to solving transportation challenges, taking steps to reduce sprawl,…

Snowstang ridership gallops beyond expectations on Steamboat route

One month after its inception, a winter bus service to Steamboat Springs and other mountain towns is gaining ridership and receiving positive feedback from passengers. Snowstang, which provides round-trip rides on weekends to Steamboat Resort,…

Denver to speed up development of 125 miles of bike lanes, amid delays

Following a sluggish start, Denver is switching its bicycle program into high gear to help keep its promise of installing 125 miles of bike lanes by 2023. Mayor Michael Hancock on Thursday announced the new three-pronged approach, alongside…

Douglas Local Coordinating Council - January 23, 2020

Location: Douglas County Government building (100 S 3rd Street, Castle Rock) Intros & Updates (19 attended) Empower Health Partners (Natalie) Her business provides resources and services Bob Epstein Legislation…