Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Colorado Partners Release Truck Safety Video for I-70 Travel

Interstate 70 Hanging Lake Tunnel near Glenwood Springs, Colorado A look at the eastbound entrance to of the Interstate 70 Hanging Lake Tunnel near Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Willowpix/Getty Images)

As a way to educate truckers, the Colorado Department of Transportation released a video on the challenges and best practices associated with navigating Interstate 70’s mountainous terrain.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business

Colorado Partners Press On With I-70 Interchange Project

Denver Intl Airport Denver International Airport (arinahabich/Getty Images)

The Transportation Commission of Colorado approved a resolution to advance an interchange project along Interstate 70 near Denver International Airport, which will include multimodal features to improve the movement of goods and people.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

US Capitol Christmas Tree Photo Gallery

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Colorado Carrier Apex Transportation to Deliver Capitol Christmas Tree

Apex Transportation tractor This year’s truck is a Christmas-themed Kenworth T680 flatbed equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and a Paccar powertrain featuring the MX-13 engine. The 80-foot trailer is being provided by Hale Trailer. (James Edward Mills)

Apex Transportation, founded in 1996 and based in Henderson, Colo., was chosen to haul this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree from Colorado to Washington, D.C.

Aaron Perryman | Content Manager
November 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT Starts Work on Military Access Project

Colorado Route 94 near Colorado Springs State Route 94 is the main road connecting Colorado Springs, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force base. (Colorado Department of Transportation)

Colorado is beginning work on the Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the infrastructure that serves the military bases in Colorado Springs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT to Expand Truck Parking at Two Rest Areas

U.S. Route 160 in Colorado U.S. Route 160 in Colorado near Wolf Creek Pass. Expanded parking at the Shaw Creek rest area could come in handy for truckers when Wolf Creek Pass is closed due to weather, crashes, rockfalls or avalanches. (Getty Images)

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting a project to expand truck parking availability at two rest areas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado Infrastructure Receives C- on Latest ASCE Report Card

Colorado Traffic backs up on Interstate 70 near Silvethorne, Colo. (Thomas Peipert/Associated Press)

Colorado’s infrastructure earned a C-minus on its recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 3, 2020
Government, Business

Labor Shortage Hits Denver Rush Hour With Light-Rail Cuts

Denver light rail A light-rail train in downtown Denver. (Getty Images)

The U.S. labor shortage is taking a toll on Denver’s rush hour.

Vincent Del Giudice | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2019
Government, Business

Colorado DOT Eyes Defunct Burnham Yard in Denver

Burnham Yard is being weighed by Colorado DOT. A view of the Burnham Yard property. (Google Maps)

The Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to acquire a parcel of land in Denver that could create opportunities for infrastructure improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Colorado Revs Toward an Electric Car Future

Interstate 70 near Colorado Springs, Colorado Interstate 70 near Colorado Springs, Co. (Getty Images)

Faced with more people driving Colorado’s increasingly clogged roads and fouling air that’s flunking federal standards, state health officials this week embraced an alternative vision — that hundreds of thousands of drivers soon, if given options, will shift to zippier electric vehicles that don’t pollute and roll 300 miles on a charge.

Bruce Finley | The Denver Post
August 15, 2019