Government, Business, Safety

Safer Solutions Sought for Hazmat Drivers Traveling Colorado’s Treacherous Loveland Pass

The Eisenhower/Johnson tunnel The Eisenhower Tunnel courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation

With its 180-degree bends, 7% grades, dangerous drop-offs and strong wind gusts, the hazardous material truck drivers hauling heavy petroleum loads who make the 9.5-mile journey though Colorado’s Loveland Pass call the drive a “white-knuckle experience.”

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Proposed Colorado Projects Could Ease Flow of Freight

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

Although the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is publicly neutral on Propositions 109 and 110, Vice President Patti Gillette acknowledges that the projects recommended would ease congestion and improve safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Colorado Voters Could Play Role in Determining State’s Oil Output

Oil drilling Jamie Schwaberow/Bloomberg News

On Nov. 6, voters may spoil BP’s welcome. That’s when it will be decided whether to limit drilling in an initiative that some say could cut the state’s oil output by more than half. The vote is being closely watched, not only by companies keen to join the Colorado boom but also by outsiders who see a potential blueprint for blocking development.

Catherine Traywic | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Colorado Transportation Bond Proposal Qualifies for November Ballot

Traffic on a Colorado highway Travelers on I-70 near Evergreen, Colo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The “Fix Our Damn Roads” proposal to sell $3.5 billion in bonds to finance state road and bridge projects has made the ballot, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Aug. 22.

John Fryar | Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo.
August 23, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Signs Bill to Fund Road Projects

I-70 in Colorado I-70 in Colorado by Kahunapule Michael Johnson/Flickr

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law May 31 a major bill to fund transportation infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2018
Government, Business

Colorado May Vote on Potential Sales Tax Hike to Finance Road Projects

I-70 in Colorado I-70 in Colorado by Kahunapule Michael Johnson/Flickr

Colorado voters may see a question on the ballot in November about raising the state’s sales tax to finance infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Mobility, Modernization Top Goals for Colorado and Michigan Governors

Junction with I-70 Garrett/Flickr

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, whose states have significant freight corridors, set goals to overhaul the infrastructure in their states to ensure that the goods that bolster their economy can move freely.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2018
Government, Business

AASHTO Announces New Leaders, Transportation Award Winners

Boulder turnpike American Council of Engineering Companies, Colorado, via YouTube

The Departments of Transportation of both Colorado and Idaho were honored as top winners at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ annual meeting Sept. 27.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017
Business, Technology

Kapsch TrafficCom to Provide 6C Toll Tags in Colorado

Toll Kapsch TrafficCom AG

Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the E-470 Public Highway Authority in Colorado to supply 6C toll tags for use by express toll account holders.

Transport Topics
July 21, 2017

Colorado Transportation Officials Search for Bipartisan Solution to Transportation Woes

Brian Bennett/Flickr

WINDSOR, Colo. — Investing in Colorado's transportation infrastructure, specifically along the Front Range, is necessary to accommodate the high volume of people moving into the area due to the vast economic growth, regional transportation experts say.

Katarina Velazquez | Greeley (Colo.) Tribune
May 24, 2017