Monday’s Headlines

86% use phones while driving
A proposed Colorado law takes aim at distracted driving. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Woman who killed 31-year-old Jeffrey Ray Gould and injured his wife and three-year-old son in a careless driving crash was sentenced to jail. (Longmont Times-Call)
  • RTD light rail vehicle struck and killed 39-year-old pedestrian Mihreteab Gebremichael Okuba. (Aurora Sentinel)
  • Everybody uses their phones while driving. A proposed Colorado law could change that. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis didn’t respond to a question about her Vision Zero plans when asked in a Reddit Ask Me Anything forum Saturday; she was light on details about improving transit. (Reddit) [Correction: The Vision Zero question came after the Reddit Ask Me Anything session had closed.]
  • A tanker truck’s tractor disconnected from its trailer and spilled fuel on the tracks of RTD’s A-Line, interrupting service on Friday. (Denver Post)
  • After the minor spill, a trucking group asked the feds to study the intersection and bring back flaggers “where hundreds of hazmat trucks cross the A Line at Chambers Road every day.” (CPR)
  • RTD’s E, F and R light rail lines will reach Lone Tree when passenger service starts on a 2.3-mile extension May 19. (Denver Post)
  • Denver-area mayors dish on transportation challenges. (Denver Business Journal)
  • Lyftopia launches shuttle and mountain “experiences” service from Denver to Echo Mountain and Loveland. (5280)
  • NIMBYs often cite the preservation of “neighborhood character” as a reason to oppose new housing. But in Denver, many existing buildings fail to conform. (DenverUrbanism).
  • National Headlines at Streetsblog USA.
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  • TakeFive

    Denver-area mayors dish on transportation challenges.

    “No city can resolve transportation; this is a regional issue.”

    Duh