With the Colorado legislative session more than a third of the way over, negotiators are still hard at work on transportation funding and details are few.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Most of the money CDOT uses comes from the gas tax, which doesn’t generate revenue like it used to. So the department is exploring creative new ways to tap into drivers’ pockets.
Auto accidents killed 572 people in Colorado so far in 2016. A 5 percent increase over 2015.
If you and a passenger use the Express Lanes on Interstate 25 or U.S. 36, you'd best find another rider -- and soon.
Some residents of Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood, including community activist Candi CdeBaca, are unhappy with plans to widen Interstate 70 north of downtown. They’ve filed a civil rights complaint to stop the $1.2 billion project.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says by 2020 the I-70 corridor between Golden and Vail will be 'smart,' meaning sensors along the highway will communicate with some vehicles about weather conditions, traffic speeds and upcoming hazards.
“There really aren’t any laws that govern self-driving vehicles in Colorado,” said Colorado Department of Transportation executive director Shailen Bhatt. None the less, CDOT is supportive of the technology.
US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon will be closed for nearly nine months starting Oct. 17.
- Department spokesman Sam Cole says it is part of an effort to reach Colorado residents with cultural and linguistic safety messages.Read more