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RTD Will Be Adding Two New Stops To the B Line

RTD has proposed a service change for the B commuter rail line.  The B Line opened in late October 2016, but currently only provides direct service from Union Station to Westminster at the 71st and Lowell Station.  Plans eventually call for the line to be extended to Boulder and Longmont. Looking at RTD’s system map above, […]

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Denver’s Next Train Could Run From Fort Collins to Pueblo

For a state not known for a love of passenger trains, Colorado has had a very good couple of years.  Ridership on the California Zephyr is up, the Ski Train to Winter Park is back, and Denver opened yet another light rail line just this past month.  Colorado’s next train might be going from Fort […]

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Denver Could Soon Have a New Transit Center, and It Involves Spaceships

Front Range Airport is a small airport located off I-70 in Watkins, Colorado, just a few miles East of Denver.  As airports go, it is pretty quite.  There are no scheduled flights, just general aviation, and it isn’t nearly as busy as Denver International Airport, Centennial Airport, or Rocky Mountain Airport.  If a new proposal […]

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Denver’s newest pedestrian bridge will help tie together a divided neighborhood. featured image

Denver’s newest pedestrian bridge will help tie together a divided neighborhood.

UPDATE (3/15/17): The bridge is scheduled to open in Fall 2017, so in about 6 months we should be able to move around River North a bit easier.   The River North neighborhood has exploded in growth since 2010 and is now one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city.  Brighton Boulevard has seen some […]

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Denver International Airport is spending over $11 million dollars on a welcome to Denver sign. featured image

Denver International Airport is spending over $11 million dollars on a welcome to Denver sign.

Denver International Airport, in conjunction with Panasonic, is about to spend over $11 million dollars on a “welcome to Denver” sign.  While the price tag may be formidable, so is the welcome. The sign is expected to be nearly a quarter of a mile long and fully lit with LEDs.  Panasonic, who just opened a […]

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Let’s take the 15 Bus down East Colfax.  No, seriously. featured image

Let’s take the 15 Bus down East Colfax. No, seriously.

RTD’s bus route 15 is infamous in Denver for being the seediest route in the public transportation system.  After all, it does serve Colfax Street, which Playboy magazine famously called “The longest, wickedest street in America.”  With all the investment RTD has done in Denver since 2000, many people are wondering why nothing has been […]

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Freeways here, freeways there, freeways everywhere part 2.

In our last post (and our first post) we looked at a number of freeway proposals which Denver considered in the 1960s.  While the concept of new freeways has mostly fallen out of favor, we still have to deal with our existing infrastructure.  One of the biggest and oldest freeways in Denver is Interstate 70 […]

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Freeways here, freeways there, freeways everywhere. featured image

Freeways here, freeways there, freeways everywhere.

Interstate 70 is scheduled to begin a four to six year rebuild early next year.  The rebuild will stretch from the I-25/I-70 interchange (known to the natives as “The Mousetrap”) to Chambers road just East of I-225 in Aurora.  This will expand the freeway to an eventual five lanes in each direction, more than doubling […]

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