Transportation

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CDOT: Cyclists, be safe in work areas

Cycling tours and race events arrive with the onset of warm spring weather for communities across the region, and roads become training grounds for many athletes. Colorado Department of...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Last minute bill approval spares hospitals from $264M cut

DENVER – In the closing moments of the Legislative session, lawmakers avoided taking $264 million in federal funds away from Colorado’s hospitals, and designates funding for transportation. Senate...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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NRC urges uranium miner to review all operations

Nuclear regulators are concerned that a Wyoming uranium mining company, which twice spilled nuclear waste in southeast Utah, may have a larger safety culture problem after it was issued nine...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Final’ $28.3 billion Colorado budget heads back to floor

DENVER – Colorado’s $28.3 billion budget continues to inch toward approval by the state Legislature. On Thursday, it was rebalanced and approved by the Joint Budget Committee that crafted the...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango trolley driver pleads guilty to impaired driving

A Durango trolley driver who drove drunk with passengers on board and caused a minor crash on Main Avenue has pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired. Michael Corlies, 64, of Bayfield,...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Veterans can ride for free in Durango

An anonymous donor will pay for annual Durango Transit passes for veterans in Durango and La Plata County during 2017, the city announced this week. There is no cap on the number of passes that...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Transportation funding bill killed in Colorado Senate committee

DENVER – Another avenue on the route to addressing Colorado’s transportation funding crisis was shut down Tuesday. Senate Bill 205, which would have used a sale tax increase of .25 of a cent for 20...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Transportation funding gets initial OK

DENVER – The bipartisan effort to generate new funding to meet the projected $9 billion in needs of Colorado’s roadways continues to truck along. House Bill 1242, which would use a combination of...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango reorganizes departments

Two assistant city managers will start work Monday as part of a reorganization of city departments. The change was announced last week, and it was approved by the Durango City Council with little...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango facing 5 years of transit budget shortfalls

The Durango City Council on Tuesday considered a variety of options to pay for the city’s transit system, including new taxes and fees. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to cut...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Transportation bill calls for state sales tax increase

DENVER – The long-awaited transportation infrastructure funding bill that was introduced Wednesday night calls for a state sales tax increase. House Bill 1242, which uses a mix of existing revenue...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Push for public transit goes to rural towns

Demand for public transit is growing in Southwest Colorado, but state funding to support it is lacking, according to local agencies and a January report by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News