Are all cab rides created equal? Not in Denver. As described in our current cover story, "Street Fight -- Are Denver Cab Companies Ready for an Uber Bumpy Ride?," unique state rules mean no two Denver taxi companies are alike in how they operate and what they charge riders. Add to that various power ... More >>
The 2011 feature "Mean Streets" described allegations of discrimination and abuse at Yellow Cab, the city's oldest taxi company, as well as detailing taxi drivers' inability to find alternatives because the state's Public Utilities Commission made it nearly impossible to start new cab companies. But ... More >>
Folks who have tried to start taxi companies in Denver -- an industry long fraught with controversy -- often butt heads with the Public Utilities Commission, the body charged with regulating cabs. Lately, PUC officials seem to swing back and forth as to whether the city needs more taxis, and ... More >>
Yesterday the Colorado Public Utilities Commission reversed PUC Judge Paul Gomez's March ruling to allow 300 more cabs in Denver streets. Gomez's ruling was divisive because he had earlier denied a politically fraught attempt by local drivers to start Mile High Cab, saying Denver didn't need ... More >>
Our November feature "Mean Streets" focused on the lengthy and fruitless attempts of local taxi drivers to start Mile High Cab. Last August, PUC judge Paul Gomez rejected Mile High's application because he deemed the Denver taxi market was at or near capacity. Now, however, he's approved 300 ... More >>
The November cover story "Mean Streets" revealed allegations of discrimination and abuse at Yellow Cab, the city's oldest taxi company, and detailed how attempts to launch alternative companies have been stymied by Colorado's restrictive taxi regulations. That may change, however, since Senat ... More >>
November's "Mean Streets" detailed how politicians with ties to existing taxi companies -- Mayor John Hickenlooper among them -- stymied attempts to start new operations such as Mile High Cab. Now, Metro Taxi, which opposed Mile High Cab, has donated $10,000 to Hickenlooper's inauguration.
Some Denver taxi drivers say they've been taken for a ride by their employers
I contacted Frontier spokeswoman Lindsey Purves at 6:17 a.m. yesterday for a comment about Southwest Airlines' acquisition of AirTran and what it might mean for what's still portrayed as Denver's hometown airline. But the statement Purves came up with nearly nine hours later doesn't even ment ... More >>
Photo by Ken OdeyBet these folks are happy. The suspense is finally over regarding Frontier Airlines. Frontier's owner, Republic Airways Holdings, has announced that the new name of the carrier, which is being combined with sister airline Midwest, will be... Frontier. Oh yeah: The airline wil ... More >>
When Southwest Airlines made its run at purchasing Frontier Airlines this past month, a number of industry observers speculated that it was doing so because Frontier was kicking its ass in Denver. But just because Southwest eventually lost out to underdog Republic Airways Holdings in the Fron ... More >>
Moments ago, Southwest Airlines released a statement about what everyone else had already figured out -- that Southwest's massive bid for Frontier Airlines had fallen apart at the last minute over an inability to get Frontier pilots to concede on seniority-oriented contract issues. In the do ... More >>
Gary Kelly.With yesterday's promise of a $170 million bid for Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines made it clear it really, really wants the Denver-based carrier. After all, the total was nearly $60 million more than its previously announced offer of $113 million, which was already higher th ... More >>
If the president can do it, so can everyone else. What Colorado needs now are more sudsy sit-downs. Here's an example (see our previous pairings here and here): Dispute: Union Station vs. government agencies, developers and civic groups Beer: Wynkoop Brewing Company's Light Rail Ale C'mon, ... More >>
Christina Szele's most recent flights have been fueled by nose candy. This city's most famous accidental tourist is coming back. On June 17, 35-year-old Christina Elizabeth Szele was on a JetBlue flight bound from San Francisco for New York when she lit up a cigarette, then yelled obscenities, i ... More >>
Woe is the traveler this summer who flies for business or pleasure. As gas prices have gone through the roof, the airlines have responded by taking it out on passengers, raising ticket prices, adding fees for checked bags, canceling routes and charging for food. As a result, Westword decided to beg ... More >>
Four years ago, Westword ran a "How United Airlines Ruined My Summer Vacation" contest. Well, this year United Airlines ruined my family's Thanksgiving. I got a phone call from my mother the Sunday after Thanksgiving. But she wasn't checking in to see how I was doing, or thanking me for the delicio ... More >>
Making tracks to suburbia.
Will trolleys return to Colfax?
From the week of October 28, 2004
Losing the name game at our country's airports.
ProTAXI could spell relief for Denver cabbies.
RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.
Cultures clash -- and crash -- in Curtis Park. Is this a terminal situation?
Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.
Rail-happy RTD candidates want to solve Denver's traffic nightmare. Are they just spinning their wheels?
Can't find your car? You may be an RTD commuter.
Pushing a $6 billion transit plan, RTD has met the enemy-- the RTD board.
A guide to surviving the light-rail info war
Light-rail opponents plot ways to jump the tracks--with an RTD boardmember leading the charge.
For some Lakewood homeowners, RTD's proposed light-rail line looms too close for comfort.
As prospects dim, Denver aviation officials still chase after an air link to Britain.
RTD has lovely parting gifts for stressed-out employees.
Squabbles and spin control at RTD's light-rail lovefest.
Take a ride on a personal-transportation project fueled by Landmark rhetoric.
Denver pays a consultant big money to get overseas flights for DIA--and goes nowhere.
COLORADO SPRINGS BOOSTERS GO UP, UP AND AWAY WITH ED BEAUVAIS.HIGH FLYER HOW MUCH OF A FLIGHT RISK IS WESTERN PACIFIC'S ED BEAUVAIS? JUST ASK THE INVESTORS IN HIS LAST AIRLINE.
A MEXICAN AIRLINE PURSUES ITS EX-CHAIRMAN TO A VAIL CONDO.
A GROUP OF LIGHT-RAIL SKEPTICS GETS READY TO COME ON BOARD AT RTD.
THE AIR TRAIN TO DIA GETS STUCK IN POLITICAL TRAFFIC.