Today’s Headlines

  • All Traffic, No Transit: Highway Expansionist Jon Caldara’s Funding Initiative Cleared for Ballot (DenPo)
  • …And CDOT Won’t Back Competing Measure that Funds Transit, Biking, Walking (9News)
  • G Line Train Horns Still Very Loud, Annoying, but Safety Tests Are Law (ABC7)
  • Lone Tree Light Rail Stop Getting Coupled with Affordable Housing (DenPo)
  • Arapahoe County Survey Looks to Guide Better Connections to South Platte River Trail (ABC7)
  • Nonprofit Commits 25,000 Bikes to DPS Students (BusinessDen)
  • Hick Throws Weight Behind Oil and Gas Industry’s Bid to Keep Volatile Wells Close to Homes, Schools (Denverite)
  • Castle Rock Cops Help Special Needs Adults Learn to Bike (9News)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Riley Warton

    So for the competing measure that CDOT won’t back, what will it take in order to get that on the Colorado ballot?

    • kevin

      It is expected to be on the ballot, just going through the signature validation process now. It was submitted appropriately by the deadline, the validation process just takes time.

      • Riley Warton

        Ah, I see. Does this mean that the “fix our damn roads” initiative was submitted earlier than the competing measure (which should get a better name)?

        • kevin

          Yes, my understanding (per someone part of one of the campaigns) is they both turned in their signatures in the early morning hours of the deadline day (around 4 am) and “fix our damn roads” beat the other group by 15 minutes to the door. Thus, were on top of the pile for validation.

  • deadindenver

    Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, a conservative-libertarian think tank. I remember when it was a “conservative” philosophy” to pay as you go, not to take out a $3.5 billion loan.