Gov. Polis announced the ride-hail company Lyft will add 200 electric vehicles to its Colorado fleet on Nov. 14. Photo: Andy Bosselman

Friday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Lyft will add 200 electric vehicles to its Colorado fleet. The governor and mayor expressed excitement over the move, even though EVs have many of the downsides of gas-powered cars. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • U.S. Representatives: Here’s why we formed the Future of Transportation Caucus. (Streetsblog USA)

Other news

  • As RTD tries to close a $40 million budget shortfall, the agency is “feeling the pain.” (CPR)
  • “Denver’s biggest polluter is vehicles,” according to new information from an expanded network of air quality monitors. (Denverite)
  • Why isn’t there a train between Denver and the I-70 ski resorts? (Westword)
  • Here’s what’s next for Denver’s first transportation department. (Denver Business Journal)
  • BikeStreets: 25 great safe-biking destinations in Denver. (Westword)
  • More on the Marion Street Parkway protected bike lane. (CBS4)
  • Former U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman declared victory in the Aurora mayoral race. (Denver Post)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 7 a.m.: 54 Good. Yesterday’s max: 50 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Thursday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Traffic Violence Report: Drivers asleep at the wheel seriously injured 900 people in Colorado last year, an increase of 33 percent over 2017 — and the actual number could be much higher. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Colorado, Oregon and Washington saw a 5.2 percent increase in crashes after legalizing recreational marijuana. (Bloomberg Government)
  • A Lyft driver harassed and attempted to kidnap a passenger in a racist attack. (Fox 31)
  • Critics say Denver is overbuilding multifamily housing, but the numbers may show the opposite. (BisNow)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 34 Good. Yesterday’s max: 57 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Wednesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • As Amtrak approaches profitability, it will add service to better compete with planes and cars. (Streetsblog USA)

Other news

  • Ciera Spaulding, 19, must complete 50 hours of community service after hitting and seriously injuring a bicyclist on May 29, the same day Gov. Polis signed the state’s vulnerable road user bill into law. (9 News)
  • RTD’s board signaled support for a pilot that would lower fares for the N Line to Northglenn and Thornton when it opens next year. (CPR)
  • The Central 70 highway expansion is on track to move traffic off an old viaduct by spring 2021. (Denver Business Journal)
  • The future “Aerotropolis” received $25 million in federal funds to (further car dependency and) upgrade a rural intersection in Adams County. (Denver7)
  • Longmont will upgrade its Main Street to keep up with growth. (Denver7)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 55 Moderate. Yesterday’s max: 61 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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