Long before RTD's light rail system, Denver had another effective and extensive mode of public transit: the streetcar. With rails running all over the city, the system was a large part of everyday life until it was removed in 1950 due to the popularity of the car and changing trends in transportatio ... More >>
Last July, we detailed a plan to privatize the Boulder Turnpike -- a deal the Colorado Department of Transportation supports under the theory that it will help finance U.S. 36 improvements much more quickly than if only public funds are used. The folks with Boulder's Drive SunShine Institute couldn ... More >>
The irascible and irrepressible Jack McCroskey passed away last week. The scant details in the Denver Post report and his online obit don't even provide his age, which had to be at least 88, and nothing of the acerbic wit and passionate citizen activism that propelled him into public office and a m ... More >>
If you spot the public art piece at the Louisiana-Pearl station and think, "This would make an amazing necklace" -- then Ira Sherman's work is done. Sherman says he wanted to create a piece made for movement with intricate mechanics, a piece not just interesting to look at but to play with, too. W ... More >>
As a strong believer in public art and public transportation, Wopo Holup is proud to have a piece of her art decorate the Orchard light-rail station. And after hearing what Holup has to say about "Orchard Memory," you'll definitely want to make a stop to see this shiny bird. See also: - RTD art: R ... More >>
To the stroller-pushing mommies and patio-side drinkers who lined West 32nd Avenue on Sunday afternoon, it probably looked like just another Cruiser ride, as thirty folks on bikes trekked up the Highland hills in Sunday's 100-degree heat. Yet this sweaty mass, organized by the Denver New Rail~Volu ... More >>
Last week, Chris Utterback took readers on a photo tour of Union Station -- one that focused on the facility's future and the just-opened Light Rail Plaza. The subject of light rail inspired one reader to argue that this particular station isn't the only one on the line that offers opportunities.
On Saturday, city planner, urban explorer and overseer of the DenverInfill blog Ken Schroeppel took a handful of Denverites on a tour of Union Station to discuss the just-opened Light Rail Plaza and the station's future. Here's an inside look at the project.
The Bill of Rights guarantees many protections: Protection of free speech, protection from self-incrimination, protection from undue government imposition in private affairs. Perhaps it was that last one that got misinterpreted by a California man who told a Transportation Security Administra ... More >>
Photo courtesy Association of Flight Attendants-CWAUnited employees protesting stalled contract talks at DIA last month.The merger of United and Continental is potentially blockbuster news, admits Ken Kyle, local counsel president for the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA -- but only poten ... More >>
Some Denver jobs are flying to Indianapolis.Word that 140 Frontier Airlines jobs will be relocating from Denver to Indianapolis, headquarters of Republic Airways Holdings, which bested Southwest in its quest for the carrier back in October, has been seen as a bummer in these parts. But Fronti ... More >>
Signs that Republic Airways Holdings, owner of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, might move jobs from Colorado to either Milwaukee or Indianapolis have been unavoidable for at least month. Note this October 9 blog, in which Denver Economic Development Corporation executive director Tom Clark s ... 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 >>
An image from Republic Airways Holdings' website.A Wall Street Journal article published in the wake of Republic Airways Holdings' surprising victory over Southwest in the Frontier Airlines sweepstakes may temper the enthusiasm with which most locals viewed this unexpected turn. "Commuter Air ... 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 >>
An image from the Republic Airways Holdings website.Tomorrow's the day when Frontier Airlines hits the auction block, and in recent days, Southwest Airlines, one of two publicly announced suitors, has gotten the vast majority of attention due to the size of its bid: $170 million, nearly $60 m ... More >>
A Flickr photo Your calendar may tell you that May 5th has already happened -- but your calendar is lying to you. This weekend will mark the real Cinco de Mayo celebration, with much of the activity taking place, as usual, on Federal Boulevard. The Denver Police Department has a three-part plan to ... More >>
Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any more annoying, United Airlines has decided to start charging $15 to check your suitcase. Make that your first suitcase. Your second bag will cost another $25. Oh, and in the event of a sudden drop in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will fall from the ... More >>
Art-on-the-Line offers a behind-the-scenes look at light rail public art.
Mark Manger Bob Briggs wants rail through the mountains. Bob Briggs (above), the man whose spent the past few years raising support and money for a statewide, high-speed, passenger rail system along the I-25 and I-70 corridors, was fired earlier this month from the group he started. In 2005, the ... More >>
Finding a solution to I-70 traffic has been one long, strange trip. But the end could be in sight.
Making tracks to suburbia.
For decades, folks along Highway 40 left the driving to Greyhound. Now they've been left behind.
Losing the name game at our country's airports.
The Gropes of Wrath
Heaving on a jet plane
US West deregulation issues; War between union and steel mill rages on
In Pueblo, the iron will of a union has proved tougher than steel.
Are the McCroskey memos scurrilous screeds or stifled dissent?
Denver and United Airlines are in a dogfight over who gets the loot.
Western Pacific's losses mount as boss man Ed Beauvais scrambles with new plans.
The checkered past of Jet Aspen's CEO prompts regulators to put the new airline in a holding pattern.
TUNNELING INTO THE DEEPEST SECRETS OF THE AIRPORT'S CURSED BAGGAGE SYSTEM.
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.
GUESS WHICH LITTLE AIRLINE IS BACK SNIFFING AT THE PUBLIC TROUGH.
A GROUP OF LIGHT-RAIL SKEPTICS GETS READY TO COME ON BOARD AT RTD.
THE AIR TRAIN TO DIA GETS STUCK IN POLITICAL TRAFFIC.
STAID OLD UNION STATION FINDS ITSELF IN THE SWIRL OF LODO DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES.
Regional airports had high hopes when DIA said it wasn't interested in private avaiation. But guess what? DIA changed its mind. Again. Gorilla tactics as dia makes a grab for private planes, regional airports bail out of their expansion plans.