Friday’s Headlines

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Cars zoom past one of two bus stops at Park Avenue West and Delgany, a dangerous bus stop that many cyclists use.

From Streetsblog

  • Careless drivers who seriously injure people can be taken off the roads under a bill passed Thursday by state lawmakers — the first time Colorado has decided to treat them differently from drivers who only damage property. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Of two pedestrian deaths involving the A Line at Central Park Station last week, the coroner ruled the first an accident, the second is a suspected suicide. (Denver Post)
  • The A-Line marks 20 million passengers since the airport train opened in 2016. (Denver Post)
  • Denver is now the first city where you can use the Uber app to buy RTD bus and train tickets. (Denver Post) (Denver 7) (CBS 4) (CityLab) (Engadget) (Gizmodo) (TechCrunch)
  • Both directions of I-70 at Denver West reopened following the deadly 28-vehicle crash. (Denver 7)
  • “Sixteen people lost their lives and another 337 were injured between 2013 and 2017 because the drivers of large trucks or buses were inexperienced or unfamiliar with Colorado’s roads.” (KUNC)
  • At a new traffic signal in Brighton, drivers blow through red lights at highway speeds. City officials intended the for the light to increase safety, but now neighbors call it the “death light.” (9 News)
  • Lawmakers postpone the $2.3 billion transportation measure for November’s ballot to instead ask voters to give up TABOR tax refunds. (Denver Post)
  • Why add a toll lane to I-25? Congestion, reliable travel times and funding. (Coloradoan)
  • Locals hope that the G Line can ease traffic and boost transit-oriented housing. (CityLab)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 42 Good. Yesterday’s max: 47 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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