Friday’s Headlines 03/26/2021 and Maybe American Rescue Plan Funds Could Help Fix Denver’s Unsafe Intersections and Sidewalks?

Traffic Violence and Safe Streets

  • Denver Police ask for help finding driver in March 11 deadly hit-and-run crash at northbound Colorado Blvd. and E. 26th Ave. Call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. (DPD Twitter, 9News)
  • Student wants DPS to change Title IX policies: Denver East senior Lilia Scudamore believes schools do not properly handle accusations of sexual assault and harassment. (9News)

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver Could Get Over $300 Million From American Rescue Plan… and “After focusing on that initial restoration of services by bringing back the employees who provide them, [CFO Brendan] Hanlon expects the city to spend its federal dollars on shortening service backlogs” and other stuff, so today is a good day to call 311 or visit to report unsafe intersections and broken and missing sidewalks. But isn’t every day? (Westword)
  • Doss Technical Services founder Geneva Doss Smith: ‘I am grateful for the many opportunities that sustain our business’ (RTD)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 42 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 56 (Moderate).

Centennial State

  • Riding the Outrider: New Buses connecting Craig and Denver (Steamboat Magazine)
  • Loveland council reviews costs of implementing Connect Loveland transportation plan (Loveland Reporter-Herald)
  • Loveland council, Thompson school board talk collaboration, Safe Routes to School, and role of police in schools (Loveland Reporter-Herald)
  • Roadway improvements, including walking safety improvements, scheduled for small stretch of Colo. 257 in Windsor (Greeley Tribune)
  • Study on linking La Junta to Pueblo, Colorado Front Range via passenger trains expected to wrap next year (La Junta Tribute Democrat)
  • Transportation board kills plan for trains to return to Colorado’s dormant Tennessee Pass (Colorado Sun)

From Streetsblog

  • Washington State BIPOC and Disability Advocates Zero In on Highway Spending (Streetsblog USA)
  • How Buffalo Moved Away From Parking Requirements (Streetsblog USA)
  • Friday’s Headlines Are Stuck in the Middle With You (Streetsblog USA)

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