Today’s Headlines

  • Former RTD Director: Making 16th Street Mall Just for Peds Is “Foolishness” (DenPo)
  • While CBS4 Looks at How Crime Makes Mall “Skeevy”
  • CDOT’s Inexpensive Buses Between Cities Is a Bad, Bad Idea (Statesman)
  • Fed Transpo Bill Includes Money to Widen I-25 Between Longmont, FoCo (Coloradoan)
  • Coloradans Can Tell CDOT How They Feel About Adding Lanes to C-470 (ABC7)
  • Denver’s Union Station May Be Model for DC’s (Greater Greater Washington)
  • Vacant Parcel at 6th and Broadway Getting Mixed-Use Makeover (BusinessDen)
  • Pop-Up Bike Shop Latest Business to Enter RiNo Market (BusinessDen)

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  • mckillio

    In regards to the article on the Bustang, it’s really ironic that it’s a piece complaining about it being subsidized when cars are subsidized at almost the same amount. It’s also incredibly shortsighted when complaining about ridership when it has only been in operation for less than a month.

    • Sarah

      Right! The purpose of transportation is to facilitate commerce, not to make money. Roads, autos, and planes are all subsidized. Blake’s argument is a spurious one.

    • EMB

      Yep. I do wish it had more to offer the large number of Castle Rock to DTC commuters — no stops are well placed for that trip yet. And I’d love to be able to use the latest Friday and earliest Monday trips for weekend trips to other cities, but I understand they’re deliberately not making that an option yet. I’m not entirely clear on why they’re not offering that yet, but there’s no commercial alternative for such trips other than private taxi service, which would be much less comfortable than the Bustang looks, and probably wouldn’t let me bring my bike.

      In any case, shifting the burden of driving from people who don’t really want to be doing it for two hours or more on top of every work day to people who are paid to do it attentively saves lives.