Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

CDOT Unveils Transportation Plan

CDOT’s new transportation plan is big on ideas but low on cash. It has four goals for the State’s roadways: Safety, mobility, economic vitality and maintenance. The plan focuses on operational efficiencies and the use of alternative funding such as toll revenues. CDOT admits that it needs $46 million but has less than half of… Continue reading CDOT Unveils Transportation Plan

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado

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 being… Continue reading Bustang Corralled

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Statewide Transportation Plan – More Funding Needed

The Colorado Department of Transportation published its latest transportation plan, which provides a vision of CDOT’s goals through 2040.  Reading the plan doesn’t provide a glowing view of our transportation future. It notes that Colorado’s population is projected to grow by 47 percent in the next 25 years, which creates a corresponding level of additional… Continue reading Statewide Transportation Plan – More Funding Needed

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Denver: CDOT Has Funding Model for I-70 East but not I-25

The Colorado Department of Transportation has a $1.8 billion plan to lower a few miles of Interstate 70 and add toll lanes to the stretch of highway east of Interstate 25, including the viaduct area around the Denver Stock Show. This is good news for Denver but proponents of expanding I-25 north of Highway 66 were… Continue reading Denver: CDOT Has Funding Model for I-70 East but not I-25

- IRES MLS News, Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Governor Vetoes Transportation Bill

On June 4 Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed SB 14-197 “Transportation Enterprise Transparency Act” and signed an Executive Order that will improve transparency, accountability and openness relating to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) High-performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE). “We firmly believe that government should always strive to be transparent and accountable,” Gov. Hickenlooper wrote in a letter… Continue reading Governor Vetoes Transportation Bill

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®

Polling Dooms Transportation Sales Tax

MPACT64, the collaborative effort of the (Denver) Metro Mayors Caucus, Progressive 15, Action 22, and Club 20 will not push a .7 percent statewide sales tax question for the 2014 ballot. Early polling indicates there less support for the measure than there was for Amendment 66, the education measure that failed miserably at the polls… Continue reading Polling Dooms Transportation Sales Tax

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

No Clear Timetable for I-25 Improvements

At a recent meeting, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) representative James Flohr apparently told the Windsor Town Board that it would take 75 years to implement the plan to expand I-25 from State Highway 66 to State Highway 14. But unless he has a crystal ball, this is just a guess. The first phase of… Continue reading No Clear Timetable for I-25 Improvements

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder

Boulder County RTD to Conduct Study

RTD announced it will conduct a $2 million study to evaluate mobility options in the northwest Denver-Boulder metropolitan area, including a potential extension of the North Line to Longmont and bus rapid transit (BRT) opportunities. The Northwest Area Mobility Study (NAMS) is designed to develop consensus among the agency, the Colorado Department of Transportation and… Continue reading Boulder County RTD to Conduct Study