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
Government, Business, Fuel

Colorado Drillers Face Tougher Rules Under New Reforms

Jamie Schwaberow/Bloomberg News

Colorado’s Legislature passed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s oil and natural gas laws, giving local governments more power to regulate drilling in one of the nation’s top crude-producing regions.

Catherine Traywick | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado Paves Way to Lower Interstate Trucking Age Limits

Interstate Trucking Age Limits Interstate 70 in Colorado. (Kahunapule Michael Johnson/Flickr)

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill that will open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 — as soon as federal law allows such activity.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2019
Government, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Bill to Reshape Colorado Oil, Gas Regulations Coming Soon, Democrats Say

fracking Fracking taking place in Colorado. (Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News)

Tighter rules on Colorado oil and gas development struck out at the ballot box in November and at the state Supreme Court in January. Now, Democrats, who control the Legislature, plan to introduce a sweeping bill to redefine the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission’s mission to emphasize public health and safety.

Conrad Swanson | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
February 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Colorado Joining California in Mandating Electric-Vehicle Sales

Tesla sales lot in Chicago A Tesla sales lot in Chicago. Colorado joins California in mandating that automakers sell more electric cars in the Rocky Mountain state. (Teresa Crawford/Associated Press)

Colorado moved to boost electric-car sales by taking the first step toward adopting a zero-emission-vehicle mandate patterned after one in California that’s under threat from the Trump administration.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
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 | Senior 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