Friday’s Headlines

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  • Man dies in alcohol-involved head-on collision in Colorado Springs. (Gazette)
  • Driver injured after crashing into two Highlands Ranch homes. (Highlands Ranch Herald)
  • Gov. Polis’s first budget doesn’t call for any transportation funding increases despite $9 billion backlog. (Colorado Independent)
  • But his first executive order boosts zero-emission vehicles. (Denver Post)
  • Promoting EVs is a small step toward climate action. (Westword)
  • ‘You can’t go home again’: A one-time Denver local confronts a gentrifying city. (Seattle Times)
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Thursday’s Headlines

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  • Light rail vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Aurora (Denver Post)
  • African-American RTD passenger sues city after police detained, searched, handcuffed and arrested him for ‘riding while black.’ (Westword)
  • Chris Jones’s “Unfortunate Intersections” video series went viral with a pinch of wit and a dash of sarcasm sprinkled on top of a few principles of good street design. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • The FasTracks promise to bring rail between Westminster and Longmont isn’t completely dead. (Broomfield Enterprise)
  • State legislators talk about transportation challenges after voters rejected two propositions that would have raised billions. (Westminster Window)
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Wednesday’s Headlines

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  • Distracted driver with two children in her Jeep rear-ended an RTD bus in Lakewood. (CBS4)
  • Walk Denver says city needs to update rules for pedestrians at construction sites. (9 News)
  • Hazmat truckers say road crossing along RTD’s A-Line is an accident waiting to happen. (CPR)
  • District 11 city council candidate Christine Alonzo wants to prioritize transit after Montbello lost its park and ride. (Denverite)
  • Polis’ budget proposal “had nothing for transportation.” (Colorado Springs Gazette) “And that’s something [legislators] heard loud and clear from [their] constituents — that they are tired of sitting in traffic.” (Denver Post)
  • Denver planning new park at pond full of toxic waste. (Denver Post)
  • Judge stalls anti-housing initiative in Lakewood (again). (Denverite)
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Tuesday’s Headlines

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  • Number of people killed on Denver’s streets spiked last year, continuing upward trend. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • 9 News maps Denver’s seven most dangerous intersections. (9 News)
  • Car crashed into crossing gates along A-Line, delaying service. (9 News)
  • Denver police have investigated 27 reports of racist crimes against black people since 2016, including at least one on an RTD bus. (Denver Post)
  • Pedestrian safety could improve at construction sites after city upgrades  policies. (9 News)
  • Denver B-Cycle lowering prices; annual pass reduced to $75. (CBS4)
  • City survey asks Denverites how they feel about e-scooters. (CBS4)
  • More on Chariot shuttle service shutting down and its impact on Cherry Creek pilot program. (Denver Post)
  • Gentrification: “My barrio is not for sale.” Mayor Hancok’s “equity platform” intends to reduce displacement as housing costs go up. (Pacific Standard)
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