Wednesday’s Headlines

RTD bus operator Larry Vogt on June 30, 2015, the day Flatiron Flyer service launched. Photo: RTD

From Streetsblog

  • Part 1: Colorado’s bus driver shortage: In Denver and across Colorado, transit officials can’t hire enough people to drive buses and operate trains. Without drivers, some vehicles never leave the station or service is cut. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • “Getting to the slopes without driving was the dream. The Winter Park Express from Denver made it (almost) possible.” (New York Times)
  • Mayoral candidates blast Hancock for not addressing homelessness and crime on the 16th Street Mall, despite the current administration’s plans to revamp the thoroughfare. (Denver7)
  • Ski resorts hope a new mobile app will get people to carpool and reduce “crushing traffic.” (Colorado Sun)
  • Denver started replacing its 44,000 street light bulbs with efficient LED lights. (Denverite)
  • The lights will change the city’s night glow from orange to white. (Denver Post)
  • Denver among cities to get Uber Ride Pass, “an Amazon Prime-style subscription service” with a monthly fee that offers discounted rates. (The Verge)
  • More on Jem Zornow’s crowdsourced maps of “low stress” bike routes. (CBS4)
  • Colorado’s oil and gas reform bill passed the second of three House committees. (Denver Post)
  • Hickenlooper supports the Green New Deal, but not really. (Denver Post)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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