Wednesday’s Headlines

Wastewater truck at City Hall

A Department of Public Works wastewater vehicle parked in front of City Hall during a press conference this morning. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • Denver wants its own Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, shifting the  primary focus of the Department of Public Works to transportation and mobility — while keeping its duties over solid waste and water treatment. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • The Green New Deal must include a major reform of how the federal government funds, maintains and expands transit, says TransitCenter. (Streetsblog USA)

Other news

  • More on the proposal to transform Public Works into the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. (Denverite, Denver Post, Colorado Politics, Denver7)
  • Former Coors Field parking lot will become a block-long mixed-use development. (9 News)
  • 10,000-home Ridge Gate development planned in LoneTree will be centered around two light rail stops on the extension of the E, F and R light rail lines, which opens May 19. (Denver Post)
  • Panasonic’s Smart City Showcase near DIA features a “‘Mobility District,’ showing off electric vehicle (EV) charging, dockless scooters and other curbside features.” (SmartCities)
  • Climate change is now a priority at Capitol, these four charts show why. (Colorado Sun)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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