Transportation

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Legislative roundup: GOP criticizes Dems on transportion funding

DENVER – Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives shot back Thursday after House Speaker Crisanta Duran said a day earlier that revenue-neutral proposals were not the answer to the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos to Cortez trails plan depends on easements

Several proposed routes for the Paths to Mesa Verde trail were unveiled for public viewing recently during a packed meeting at the Cortez Recreation Center. Trail alternatives extend between...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Transportation, education top Governor Hickenlooper’s list

DENVER – The need to properly fund Colorado’s transportation infrastructure and the long-standing quest for a reformed Hospital Provider Fee took center stage Thursday in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango city trolley driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

A Durango Transit driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving. Michael Corlies, 64, of Bayfield, was behind the wheel of a trolley about 8:30 a.m. when his side mirror struck a Cisco...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Subcommittee sees benefits, weighs rules of e-bikes

Some city advisory committee members see electric bikes as a form of clean, quiet transportation that could take cars off the roads. But they are unsure how they should be regulated. E-bikes are...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery

DENVER – Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled semitrailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado....

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Parking tickets may increase to pay for transit

The price of parking tickets could rise steeply next year to help pay for transit service. Durango City Council members indicated at a budget work session Friday that they would support the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango’s Multimodal transportation plan unveiled

Residents want to see safer routes for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, and the city has identified more than 450 projects to improve transportation. The Multimodal Transportation Plan draft...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Transit gets national recognition

Durango Transit may look different in the next few years if service cuts or fare hikes are needed to balance the budget, but for now, it’s among the three best in the nation for outstanding rural...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Transit fees may go up to cover budget crunch

The city’s transit system is facing a large deficit next year, and cuts to service or increased fees may be necessary. The Durango City Council must consider tough decisions to cover a $185,000...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police fight a losing battle to get drivers to drop their phones

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – State troopers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers texting behind the wheel. In Bethesda,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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State says revisions to transit funding coming in March

New state funding scenarios that could hurt Durango Transit are in flux, the Colorado Department of Transportation said Wednesday. “It is not a foregone conclusion that anybody will lose...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News