Region: Colorado Delegation Supports I-25 Grant Applications

Senators Bennet and Gardner, with Congressmen Buck, Polis and Perlmutter, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation in support of two transportation grants for North I-25. They wrote, “The North I-25 project makes critical improvements to the I-25 corridor, which is currently stifled by crippling congestion and unsafe conditions.” A TIGER grant (see above)Continue reading “Region: Colorado Delegation Supports I-25 Grant Applications”

Region: Transportation Commission Devotes Additional Dollars to North I-25

On April 21 the Transportation Commission agreed to provide an additional $50 million for I-25. The money will serve as part of the local contribution if the Federal Department of Transportation approves the TIGER grant that is part of the proposed Phase 1 project to add an additional lane between SH 14 in Fort CollinsContinue reading “Region: Transportation Commission Devotes Additional Dollars to North I-25”

Region: Local Match Needed for I-25 Grants

CDOT and North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) are scrambling to secure agreements from area governments to provide the required $25 million local match for the TIGER and FASTLANE grant applications. The grants would help fund a $230 million package of improvements to North I-25, including a third lane on I-25 from SH 14Continue reading “Region: Local Match Needed for I-25 Grants”

Region: Windy Gap Participants Approve Funds for 2016

The city councils of Loveland and Greeley approved resolutions to fund their portions of the Fifth Interim Agreement for costs associated with the Windy Gap Firming Project in 2016. Each participant’s share for 2016 is approximately $1.1 million. “The Fifth Phase of the Project consists of the continuation of work to obtain local, state andContinue reading “Region: Windy Gap Participants Approve Funds for 2016”

Bustang Corralled

The Colorado Department of Transportation is pushing back the start of its “Bustang” regional weekday bus service. CDOT has announced that the service’s previously announced April opening was being delayed indefinitely – “at least until late spring or maybe early summer” – while buses run the routes to refine the time schedules, drivers are beingContinue reading “Bustang Corralled”

Littleton Voters Will Have to Approve Urban Renewal

Littleton voters approved ballot measures reforming urban renewal in the City following a special election, making it the only Colorado municipality to require voter permission for urban renewal. Voters will have to approve the use of tools such as tax increment financing or eminent domain. The initiative’s supporters, Your Littleton Your Vote, argued that LittletonContinue reading “Littleton Voters Will Have to Approve Urban Renewal”

Take the Transportation Survey

The North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization is conducting outreach as part of the adoption process for the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. Please take the MPO’s survey using this link 2040 Transportation Survey to provide input on important transportation issues such as congestion, transit, etc.

I-25 Grant Approved

Jurisdictional disagreements and a devastating flood created a delay, but over a year after the idea was proposed, Northern Colorado received a $30 million grant for North I-25. CDOT’s High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board (HPTE) voted unanimously to award the money to CDOT Region 4 in a competitive grant process. The grant, along with severalContinue reading “I-25 Grant Approved”

MPO Approves Funds for I-25

At its last meeting the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization’s management council approved the appropriation of $5 million of its funds to help defray the cost the Crossroads Interchange and Berthoud hill climbing lane. This decision was described as unprecedented by 2015 MPO Chair Sean Conway. Next week our CDOT district representatives will formallyContinue reading “MPO Approves Funds for I-25”

Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort

Businesses in Larimer and Weld County are reportedly moving forward with a plan to create a private sector economic development organization which they plan to launch in early 2015. The effort to bring private funding to attract development and major employers to the region is being spearheaded locally by Weld County car dealer Scott EhrlichContinue reading “Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort”