Transportation http://www.kunc.org en CDOT Tries Lane Experiment To Relieve I-25 Congestion http://www.kunc.org/post/cdot-tries-lane-experiment-relieve-i-25-congestion <p>The Colorado Department of Transportation is piloting new lane striping as a way to reduce traffic congestion for a stretch of southbound I-25 near Centennial.</p><p>They are creating a temporary "<a href="http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/i25sbpilotprogram">Direct Lane</a>" for through traffic between County Line and Lincoln, and will spend several weeks assessing its efficacy. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:33:19 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58723 at http://www.kunc.org CDOT Tries Lane Experiment To Relieve I-25 Congestion Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass http://www.kunc.org/post/safety-changes-are-small-comfort-when-oil-trains-pass A fiery oil train derailment in Canada killed 47 people a year ago, prompting regulators and railroads in the U.S. to make changes. Some who live near where oil trains travel are still worried, though.<p><strong></strong>Amy Roe with the Delaware chapter of the Sierra Club lives not far from where tank cars transport and store crude oil. Roe wishes the country would move away from fossil fuels faster. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:52:20 +0000 Jeff Brady 58590 at http://www.kunc.org Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass Following In Washington's Footsteps, Montana Releases Crude Oil Rail Routes http://www.kunc.org/post/following-washingtons-footsteps-montana-releases-crude-oil-rail-routes <p>A dozen or more trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken region are moving across northern Montana every week, skirting the edge of Glacier National Park. More trains - far fewer in number - pass through populated regions farther south.</p><p>Governor Steve Bullock has <a href="https://www.evernote.com/shard/s427/sh/fa657b90-491c-440b-9670-a792fbbe03f9/657798dcee45540426d7e03fc504df94" target="_blank">released the route information</a>, making Montana the latest state, after Washington, to buck railroads’ requests to keep the information out of public hands.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 58275 at http://www.kunc.org Following In Washington's Footsteps, Montana Releases Crude Oil Rail Routes CDOT To Start Work On I-70 Shoulder Express Lane In Fall http://www.kunc.org/post/cdot-start-work-i-70-shoulder-express-lane-fall <p>After the high of a powder-perfect ski weekend, Colorado downhillers returning to the Front Range often face the buzzkill of a traffic-clogged I-70 eastbound trip.</p><p>The state's Department of Transportation will start construction on a solution to that problem in a few months, spokeswoman Amy Ford said.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58017 at http://www.kunc.org CDOT To Start Work On I-70 Shoulder Express Lane In Fall Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/ubers-rapid-growth-pits-innovation-against-existing-laws To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.<p>The 5-year-old company — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/06/319527353/uber-car-service-company-is-now-valued-at-17-billion">now valued at $17 billion</a> — is growing so fast that it's operating in 128 cities globally, on every continent except Antarctica. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Elise Hu 57670 at http://www.kunc.org Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws