Friday’s Headlines

From Streetsblog

  • As soon as next year, voters could approve a passenger rail line that would extend along the Front Range. A 2010 study determined that high-speed rail could work, but the state is likely to push for cheaper, slower trains. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • A driver hit and killed a pedestrian this morning on I-25 at Hampden. (Denver Post)
  • After a Colorado Springs couple died in a motorcycle crash Saturday, a biker who witnessed the incident says she’ll never ride a motorcycle again. (Taos News)
  • The number of RTD light rail operators who run stop signals has risen sharply in recent years, especially among the newest drivers. (CPR)
  • Mayoral race: Giellis & Hancock on planning, transportation, street safety and other issues. (Denver Post) (Related: Streetsblog mayoral interviews)
  • Colorado moves toward electric buses, trucks and fleets. (Denver Post)
  • Gov. Polis signed bills to address the climate crisis, including Colorado’s Climate Action Plan, which commits to a 50 percent cut in greenhouse gases by 2030 and a 90 percent cut by 2050. (Westword) (Denver7)
  • Lottery money funds Colorado’s plan to “connect every state resident with a park or trail.” (Colorado Sun)
  • Cyclists at fault for crashes need insurance, now they can get it. (Fox 31)
  • Blowing it up: Workers blast a giant rock blocking a highway. (AP)
  • Elderly residents in Federal Heights mobile home communities struggle with fast-rising rents. (Denver7)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 48 Good. Yesterday’s max: 90 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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