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Colorado city teams with Uber app to summon on-demand transit

By Robbie Webber In a first-of-its-kind partnership in the U.S., a city has partnered with Uber to use existing transit vehicles to provide on-demand service. Resident of Lone Tree, Colorado, can now use the Uber app to request a 12-passenger vehicle and driver provided by the city’s Link

CDOT study tests methodology for systematic bicycle traffic measurement

By Robbie Webber As bicycling and walking have become more popular methods of transportation, cities and states are searching for better techniques for estimating traffic from these non-motorized modes. Both on individual corridors and throughout transportation systems, traffic volumes are

Colorado fires will result in highway repairs and closures for years

By Robbie Webber The 2012 Waldo Canyon and High Park wildfires—two of the most destructive fires in Colorado history—are costing CDOT millions of dollars as fire-scarred hillsides slide down onto major highways and floods cause washouts. Although the problems began last year, dramatic footage

Colorado’s U.S. 36 project breaks new ground

By Eric Sundquist One of the highlights of SSTI’s recent workshop on the Transportation Alternatives Program was former Boulder, CO, Mayor Will Toor’s account of a project to improve a key corridor between Boulder and Denver. The U.S. 36 project, now underway, will expand a four-lane

Alternatives to the Public Funding and Operation of Colorado’s Rest Areas (Colorado DOT, 2013)

As Colorado DOT continues to close rest areas due to tight budgets, it should look for alternatives to fund their operation and maintenance. These alternatives include small-scale strategies such selling tourism related items or lottery tickets, and a large-scale strategy that includes

SSTI releases economic analysis guide and tool for transportation agencies

By Eric Sundquist Demand for more accountability in the use of scarce transportation funds is pushing DOTs toward new performance measures, both to evaluate systems as whole as well as proposed projects. One key area for such analysis is economic impact, but until now agencies had no accepted

Golden, CO, stands firm against Denver’s Beltway expansion

For now, it appears that Golden, Colorado, a city just west of Denver in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, has successfully blocked the expansion of Denver’s beltway, noted in a recent New York Times article. As proposed, the highway would run directly through the center of Golden,

Colorado DOT and Governor’s Energy Office launch efforts to reduce energy use in transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) have developed and in some cases begun to implement a range of strategies promoting energy efficiency and reducing associated greenhouse emissions in the transportation sector. This initiative began in May,