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Dec 11, 2017

RTD Civic Center Station to reopen Dec. 17 after $31 million renovation

The station closed during summer 2016 so the Regional Transportation District could undertake a $31 million renovation of the center, leaving a building that’s easier to maintain and repair, nine bus bays and a more open and welcoming design. Civic Center Station is set to reopen for full-service Sunday, Dec. 17.

Dec 11, 2017

Denver tests driverless shuttle for first mile-last mile transit connection

Governor Hickenlooper has been pushing hard to make sure his state is on the forefront of the autonomous vehicle (AV) trend. State legislators recently passed a law legalizing AV travel on Colorado's roads, as long as operators obey all of the existing rules of the road. Denver is among the many municipalities working to add driverless shuttles.

Dec 11, 2017

The One Company That Could Have an Astonishingly Bad Year -- and Still Be Valued at $60 Billion

It's impossible to talk about Uber in 2017 without talking about the scandals. They seemed endless. But throughout its spate of astonishingly bad PR, Uber's business has continued to grow. Company leadership is confident that 2017 was the peak of its notoriety, not of its fortunes. "We've actually come out a much stronger company, I think, than when we went into the year," said Uber VP and general manager Rachel Holt, who runs the North American division and global customer support.

Dec 11, 2017

Hearing on A-Line, G-Line crossing gate certification set for early 2018

A final decision on the fate of two metro Denver commuter rail lines should come early next year, after a judge with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Friday set a March date for a hearing on the matter.

Dec 11, 2017

Nearly 300 homeless people found jobs through Denver pilot program

The City of Denver says 284 people participated in the program, which gives hourly jobs to people who are homeless, between November 2016 and November 2017.

Dec 11, 2017

Denver shows off plans to replace infamous “slot home”

A slot home is a multi-unit residential project that is designed around a narrow driveway or open space, aka “the slot.” While most residences face toward the street, slot homes turn inward, often presenting bare walls to their neighbors.

Dec 11, 2017

See inside central Denver’s new $44 million urban recreation center

When it opens next month, Denver’s new Carla Madison Recreation Center will be a marvel of the parks system, from its outdoor climbing wall and bouldering rock to separate lap pool and children’s pool areas to a stacked-floor design that makes it the city’s first truly urban facility.

Dec 08, 2017

Lyft's Master Plan for Taking the Lead in Driverless Cars

While Uber's woes continue to sink the company into a seemingly ever-growing tangle of legal affairs and inner power struggles, Lyft has managed to steer enough momentum to narrow the gap with its rival and land a prime time spot in the race to bring autonomous vehicles to the public.

Dec 08, 2017

Denver’s first driverless shuttle hits the test track

Driverless vehicles are being tested in Colorado, and Monday a demonstration kicked off what the state hopes to be a new normal as early as next spring when train passengers can leave the 61st and Peña Station and step into an autonomous shuttle for a ride to the nearby office buildings or bus stop.

Dec 08, 2017

Denver has a list of recommendations to improve slot homes

A task force has issued a list of recommendations that would change the requirements for slot homes. The city defines a slot home as sideways-facing townhomes and the buildings have been a point of contention in Denver neighborhoods.