Friday’s Headlines

  • Sean Keller, 51-year-old from Lakewood, identified as construction flagger driver hit and killed Wednesday (Fox 31)
  • Chariot, the Ford-owned startup Denver hired recently to enhance the city’s transportation options, will shut down. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • The A-Line isn’t stopping at the very end of Union Station’s platform because the track dipped half an inch. (Fox 31)
  • Gov. Polis calls for upgrading “limited public transit options” in first State of the State speech. (Colorado Sun)
  • But transportation not among five biggest priorities. (CPR)
  • His speech was “sparse on specific ways to pay for his promises.” (Denver Post)
  • But Polis wants tax reform, including looking at the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. (Colorado Sun)
  • Colorado legislators may increase fees after voters rejected several tax increases last November; TABOR continues to encumber finding new revenue. (Colorado Watchdog)
  • Seven new RTD board members sworn in. (Progressive Railroading)
  • RTD names Pauletta Tonilas assistant general manager of communications, a former RTD exec coming from LA Metro. (Mass Transit)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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