Since its 2010 launch, Mile High Connects has taken a long, hard, scientific look at Denver's transit system. Formed as a collaboration between nonprofit leaders and philanthropies, the group analyzed the equity and access of area transportation. The findings, which focus heavily on the distance bet ... More >>
Mohammed Zazi was reaching for the American dream -- and wound up in a nightmare. A native of Afghanistan, he'd emigrated to the United States, driving a taxi to support his family and becoming an American citizen in October 2007. Two years later, his son, Najibullah Zazi, was accused of plotting a ... More >>
Terrorism hit home in September 2009, when Aurora shuttle driver Najibullah Zazi was accused of conspiring to blow up the New York City subway system with homemade bombs made from beauty supplies in an al Qaida-authorized "martyrdom operation." Today, Mohammed Zazi, his father, will be sentenced for ... More >>
Hopefully you're familiar with the concept of no pants; between the New York subway rides (or Denver Light Rail rides), the drunken college parties and the official observation of No Pants Day on the first Friday of each May, you'd have to be seriously remiss in your pants-related news respon ... More >>
Video below.Light-rail trains need to stay on a schedule -- so it's understandable that sometimes conductors must close the doors and take off even when they can see someone rushing toward an entrance. Besides, how often does that really happen? Very often, according to a recently posted vide ... More >>
Location: Underneath I-25 at the Southmoor light-rail station.
Status: Operable, for emergencies only.
Price: Free emergency calls for anyone in need.
Photo taken: 4:10 p.m. on February 10.
Video below.Why was Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in Denver yesterday? To promote the expansion to Colorado of DHS' "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign. The flagship item is a video on view below about the general public keeping an eye out for terrorist ... More >>
If you find yourself aboard the Light Rail this weekend minus your pants, you are involved in one of three possible contingencies: Either a). you have escaped from the ward again, b). your friends are jerks, or c). you are participating in the latest project from flashmob impresario Rick Gold ... More >>
FlickrRecent U.S. Census Bureau data shows that barely half of Boulder's work force get to their jobs driving alone -- a significant reduction in the number of solo commuters that puts the green-minded community well ahead of traffic planners in Denver and other Front Range cities who are try ... More >>
A Calatrava "signature."News that an "iconic" light-rail bridge spanning Pena Boulevard at Denver International Airport could cost upwards of $60 million, more than double earlier estimates, should come as no surprise to true connoisseurs of the bridge world.
We're not talking basic overpass ... More >>
"I don't care if this makes family dinners awkward."Some siblings show their feelings for each other by hugging, kissing and sweet words. Others use knives.
An incident involving the latter took place around 10 p.m. last night at the 30th and Downing light rail station. "Two sisters got into ... More >>
Last Friday was a very big day in Denver transit.
The feds announced $304 million in loans for Union Station, completing the funding necessary for the new transit hub, as well as essentially committing to a $1 billion injection over several years for several future FasTracks rail lines.
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As the final pieces of the funding puzzle behind the $500 million rehab of Union Station fall into place, the project is finally poised to begin. But lately, what, exactly, the final development will look like has been shifting considerably, and not all observers are happy about the changes.
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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 >>
Courtesy of Skidmore Owings Merrill The proposed Union Station train shed
As noted in the blog "New Architectural Images Released of Denver International Airport. Oh, Wait, That's Denver Union Station," the developers behind the ongoing Union Station project recently unveiled new architectural conc ... More >>