Sat May 12, 2012
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Lack Of Support Puts The Brakes On High-Speed Rail

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 10:09 am

California's Legislative Analyst's Office said the latest proposal to build a $68.4 billion high-speed train system is still too vague and the state legislature should not approve funding it for it this year.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Three years ago, President Obama was rolling out an ambitious vision for high-speed rail in America. "Imagine whisking through towns at speeds over 100 mph," the president said at the time.

Today, there are a few Amtrak trains going that fast, but for the most part, the president's plans for high-speed trains have slowed considerably.

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Fri May 11, 2012


Wed May 2, 2012

Jeffco Puts the Brakes on Parkway Bill

The intersection of US 6, CO 58, and CO 93 in Golden. Traffic congestion is a contentious issue between Golden and Jefferson County.
Bradley Gordon / Wikimedia/CreativeCommons

At the request of Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation, Jefferson County officials have backed away from seeking drafted legislation to help complete the Jefferson Parkway Toll Road.

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Wed April 25, 2012

RTD Abandons Request For Sales Tax Increase [Updated]

The RTD Board of Governors vote puts a hybrid/BRT option on hold for the Northwest Corridor
Jim Hill KUNC

The Regional Transportation District Board of Governors voted Tuesday night not to ask for a .04% sales tax increase this November to fund FasTracks, effectively ending movement on a hybrid “rail/bus rapid transit” expansion of the system from Denver to Longmont.

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Thu April 5, 2012

Colorado Youth Driving Less and Less

Bikes on the Auraria Campus in Denver. More and more young people are choosing to ride a bike than drive a car.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A new report released Thursday by a Colorado consumer advocacy group finds Coloradans have been driving less since the middle of last decade.  In fact, young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive, and increasing their use of other means to get around town.

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