Travel

5:30am

Tue July 22, 2014
Transportation

Tolled Express Lanes A National Trend, And Colorado's Firmly On Board

An express toll lane in Utah on southbound I-15. Note the electronic sign that notifies drivers of the variable price of the toll.
Garrett Flickr-Creative Commons

On a June day in 2006, Myron Swisher stood on a highway overpass, watching a history-making moment on Interstate 25. Swisher, who worked for the state Department of Transportation, had labored for the past nine years to open a high occupancy toll lane on the crowded road, and he wanted to watch the first cars use it.

"The day we opened, I hopped in the car and went out to the 58th Avenue Bridge that looks down upon the tolling zone," Swisher said. "It was probably about 2:30 in the afternoon, so I wanted to get out there and see how things are going before rush hour started."

Looking back, Swisher's moment on the bridge may have marked the beginning of a new era in Colorado transportation.

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1:33pm

Wed July 9, 2014
Travel

CDOT Tries Lane Experiment To Relieve I-25 Congestion

Traffic on I-25
Jared Tarbell Flickr-Creative Commons

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.

They are creating a temporary "Direct Lane" for through traffic between County Line and Lincoln, and will spend several weeks assessing its efficacy.

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7:00am

Mon June 23, 2014
Transportation

CDOT To Start Work On I-70 Shoulder Express Lane In Fall

Winter congestion on I-70 Westbound
Colorado Department of Transportation Used With Permission

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.

The state's Department of Transportation will start construction on a solution to that problem in a few months, spokeswoman Amy Ford said.

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6:18am

Wed April 9, 2014
Arts & Life

Google Trains Its Lenses On Cambodia's Ancient Temples

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 7:39 am

A Cambodian technician carries a backpack-mounted "Trekker" device housing 15 cameras as he demonstrates the technique used to digitally map the Angkor complex in Cambodia.
Christophe Archambault AFP/Getty Images

Google has created a virtual trek through Cambodia's jungle temples that aims to transport cyber-travelers to a wonder of the ancient world.

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2:45pm

Wed November 27, 2013
Travel

Denver International Airport Named Number 1 For Airport Art

'Circle of Lights' at the B Gate inside the Denver International Airport.
Carrie Saldo Arts District

The City of Denver’s commitment to have art in all public spaces has landed it on a new top ten list. As passengers plod through the country’s fifth busiest airport this holiday travel season, this distinction – Best U.S. Airport for Art – might cause them to stop and pause.

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