Transportation

Cuts to Durango Transit expected in April

Durango Transit’s operating budget needs to be slashed by a third, and as a result, cuts to bus service are expected in April. “It’s an overhaul to the system,” said Assistant City Manager Amber...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango wins grant to upgrade technology in transit buses

The city has received a $100,000 federal grant to install new technology in all Durango transit buses next year. The upgrades could include more payment options for customers, automated stop...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature mammoth compromise bill goes into effect

DENVER – The mammoth compromise effort of the 2017 legislative session, Senate Bill 267, goes into effect Saturday. Commonly referred to as a casserole or Christmas tree bill, meaning it has a...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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