Wednesday’s Headlines


  • 2019 marks the deadliest year on Denver roads in more than a decade. (Fox 31)
  • Front Range passenger train service appears derailed on arrival at the State Capitol: “I’m absolutely not supportive of that,” said House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder. (Colorado Sun)
  • Councilman Kevin Flynn responds to Streetsblog’s proposal to dramatically expand the use of red light cameras at Denver intersections. (Denver Post)


  • After a reporter learned of a hidden meeting between RTD board members and state legislators, the agency will now post all meetings online. (9 News)
  • A Colorado lawmaker is writing a bill to expand the RTD board and increase oversight. (Denver Post)
  • RTD proposed service cuts to boost on-time performance, but the move won’t fix all of the agency’s problems. (Denver7)
  • RTD’s board picked five candidates for the agency’s top job. (9 News)
  • A group proposed a scheme for passenger rail service between Westminster and Longmont. (Denver Post, CBS4)
  • Westword offers resolutions RTD should consider for 2020. (Westword)

Other news

  • Colorado is trying to get drivers off I-70 by busing skiers to the slopes. Will it work? (Colorado Sun)
  • As CDOT expands its Bustang Outrider service to rural Colorado, the town of Dinosaur, population 300, will lose service. (CPR)
  • Will Colorado legislators finally address highway funding in 2020? (Denver Business Journal)
  • Forty years ago, the Eisenhower and Johnson Memorial tunnels became the state’s transportation linchpin. (Eagle Valley Enterprise)
  • State Sen. Lois Court, a street safety ally, will step down because of a health problem. (CPR)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 49 Good. Yesterday’s max: 54 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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