Transportation

2:48pm

Wed February 26, 2014
Transportation

Will Tolling Become The Ultimate CDOT Funding Source?

The I-25 managed toll lane.
Colorado Department of Transportation Flickr

The contract for a 50 year U.S. 36 public-private partnership that has caused a public furor has been signed. Colorado Department of Transportation officials say the P3 is an effective way to fund transport projects. But with more managed toll lanes and possible P3’s in the works, are they best solution to a growing traffic problem?

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2:33pm

Wed February 26, 2014

4:25pm

Sun February 23, 2014
Around the Nation

No Easy Answers For DUI Concerns As Marijuana Gains Support

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:14 am

A customer smells a strain of marijuana while being helped by employee Billy Archilla inside the retail marijuana shop at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver.
Brennan Linsley AP

The Lodo Wellness Center in Denver has been selling medical marijuana for several years. But since Jan. 1, when marijuana in Colorado officially moved from underground to behind the counter, the center has also been selling legal, recreational pot.

A majority of Americans now say they support full legalization, and the trend is spreading to other states.

Meanwhile, the public health community is warning of a potential safety problem: more people driving while stoned. But health officials and law enforcement don't yet have the data or the tools to address the concern.

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5:30am

Fri February 21, 2014
Transportation

VIDEO: Tired Of Ski Traffic? CDOT’s Oleg Is Too

Eastbound traffic backed up on I-70 at Floyd Hill.
Colorado Department of Transportation Flickr - Used With Permission

Colorado ski traffic is notorious. Transit officials have tried myriad ways to improve the flow on I-70 in the mountains: Police pace cars, traffic metering at the tunnels, and staggered releases at the ski resort parking lots.

Now they’re trying something new. Now they’re introducing Oleg.

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1:07pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Transportation

CoPIRG Calls For Review Period On U.S. 36 Contract

Road signs for U.S. 36 in Arvada, Colo., June 2007
Landry Heaton / Flickr - Creative Commons

In response to growing public criticism over a U.S. 36 maintenance project contract, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group is asking for an extended review period.

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