Today’s Headlines

  • Senate Passes Budget Snubbing Transit, Local Control of Transportation Funds (AP)
  • …While Dems Supposedly Against Less Car-Caused Pollution Smile for the Camera (ABC7)
  • 41st and Fox Station to Serve Pretty Dense Area Once Open (9News)
  • Aurora Police Up Reward to Find Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured 11-Year-Old Girl (Sentinel)
  • The Know: Take RTD to Rockies Opening Day to Avoid Stress
  • AAA Wants to Stigmatize Driving “Intexticated” — With PSAs, Not Policy (ABC7)
  • Boulder, Centennial Win Grants for Sustainable Transportation Projects (DBJ)
  • CDOT Hack Has Cost Taxpayers $1.5 Million So Far (DenPo)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • iBikeCommute

    Regarding the transportation bill, who on the conference committee should we be pestering with emails and phone calls? The last thing we need is $500 million for CDOT’s highway widening binge.

    • TakeFive

      This is all fun and fascinating. Normally the state doesn’t fund cities and counties’ transportation projects. The genius of the House move was as much to say to the Republicans if you want CDOT to get the money you think it needs then you need to join the rest of us in supporting the Chamber/business proposal that will be submitted to voters in November.

      • iBikeCommute

        Actually there is precedent. FASTER fees have a similar split between CDOT, counties, cities and transit.

        • TakeFive

          You know… even at my age I learn new things all the time. I only was aware that the primary purpose was to fix deficient bridges. Thanks for the nudge.

          Out of a $200 annual pot, 16.5 percent goes to county roads/bridges; 13.5 percent goes to city roads/bridges. And this: https://www.codot.gov/projects/faster

          The FASTER Transit Grants program has allocated its $15 million a year to support a total of 138 projects across the state.