Monday’s Headlines 01/11/2021 and Apply for the Denver DOTI Advisory Board
Apply for the Denver DOTI Advisory Board by Jan. 31
If you recall much of November 2020 – and you are certainly forgiven if you don’t – you may recall that Denver voters voted to change the City and County of Denver’s charter to create a Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) Advisory Board. Applications are open through January 31 join the advisory board, which will have 19 members including six mayoral appointees and 13 City Council appointees. If appointed, you will advise DOTI on transportation policy and operations and review the department’s proposed annual budget. Read more about the DOTI Advisory Board and apply here by Jan. 31.
And now for headlines.
- On Thursday, a single-car rollover crash killed a man at 38th Avenue and Fox Street in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. DPD is investigating. (Denver Post)
- Man run over by Vail bus [driven by a human] treated for non life threatening injuries (Vail Daily)
Denver and the Metro Area
- Major RTD service changes started yesterday (9News)
- The Denver/Colorado Springs Gazette has a series on the Central I-70 project:
- Colorado Attorney opens grand jury investigation into death of Elijah McClain (5280, Fox31, Colorado Sun)
- Impeach Trump Rally Draws Nearly 100 Cars to South High… and presumably people drove the cars? (Westword)
- Denver Air Quality Index: 11 a.m.: 59 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 58 (Moderate).
- Per-capita car purchases increased 0.7 percent on average in the years after Uber, Lyft and other e-taxi giants deployed their fleets in more than 200 metro areas including Denver-Aurora, Boulder, Lafayette-Louisville-Erie, Longmont, Greeley, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Grand Junction (Streetsblog USA)
- U.S. Senate Considering $10B for Highway Removal (Streetsblog USA)
- Colorado’s top energy stories in 2020 includes some important transportation news (Mountain Town News)
- Monday’s Headlines to Get You Going (Streetsblog USA)
- A Reminder that Protected Bike Lanes Can Make Streets Safer for Everyone (Streetsblog California)
- Op-Ed: Finally, a Chance for Environmental Justice in the Federal Government (Streetsblog Cal)
- Listen: The newest Talking Headways Podcast is about housing, where to put it, and affordability (Streetsblog USA)
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