Monday’s Headlines

Smog hides the Suncor refinery complex northeast of Denver Wednesday, which is framed here by the Regency Student Housing Community (left) and a construction crane. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • It’s fair to compare Denver’s air pollution to Beijing, it’s not the weather’s fault and blue skies can be polluted skies. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Poor air quality continues to plague Denver. (U.S. News)
  • RTD works with Lyft to show “Nearby Transit” and grow the 23 percent of Lyft riders in Denver use it to “fill in gaps where public transit doesn’t operate.” (Denver Post)
  • Light installation on 6th Ave. light rail pedestrian bridge went dark five years ago, RTD will replace LED lights with flood lights that will change colors with special events (Denver7) because Denver really needs more high-profile lighting gimmicks.
  • Mountain towns like Silverthorn see traffic and dangerous driving increase. (Denver7)
  • Grand Junction transit operators are happy they avoided a strike but disappointed with pay increase. (Sentinel)
  • Colorado oil and gas measure passes out of committee and heads to full Senate. (Colorado Politics)
  • Denver Post editorial: Oil and gas regulations need to be tougher, but legislators must perfect current reform bill, which could drive out industry. (Denver Post)
  • “Denver is the most strongly pro-housing blue city,” but its “tech boom has brought in more residents than the booming new supply can match.” (SF Beyond Chron)
  • A group of bills would allow state to partially fix “incredible mess” caused by restrictions on tax increases through Gallagher and TABOR. (Denver Post)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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