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NEWS - 2017


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Dec 20, 2017

Hyperloop Arrivo Incentives Total Almost $1M in Colorado

The city council of Commerce City Monday approved incentives for a company building a hyper loop inspired electro magnetic superhighway test track near E470. Commerce City voted to rebate taxes and fees adding up to an estimated $182,500 to Arrivo, the California-based company which announced they would build a track and open an office in Commerce City. The incentives are based on the company's promise to hire at least 75 engineers over three years with $100,000 salaries.

Dec 20, 2017

Denver will inspect sidewalks, order repairs — and offer payment help to homeowners.

After two years of talk, Denver city officials on Tuesday rolled out the major details of a sidewalk repair program that will crack down on crumbling walkways while offering loans and income-based assistance to homeowners.

Dec 19, 2017

Denver council member delays vote on contract for drainage projects

The fight over transportation dollars in the 2018 legislative session is starting on a familiar, intractable dynamic: Republicans pushing to squeeze more transportation dollars out of Colorado’s $11.5 billion general fund. And Democrats pushing back with the argument that more revenue is needed.

Dec 19, 2017

Denver council delays consideration of massive flood-control project

The contract is for the construction of the 39th Avenue Greenway — an elaborate drainage channel and recreation area — and for the construction of a flood-control area on the Park Hill Golf Club property.

Dec 19, 2017

Commerce City backs incentives for Arrivo to build high-speed transit test track

Commerce City leaders on Monday unanimously approved a business incentive package for a Los Angeles-based high-speed transit startup that plans to open a research and development center in the city to test a next-generation road system where autonomous pods would zip along at up 200 mph.

Dec 19, 2017

Colorado has passed the grim 600 mark for 2017 roadway deaths

More than 600 people have died on Colorado roads in 2017 as of Monday morning, putting the state on track to surpass last year’s grim tally amid efforts from the Eastern Plains to the mountains to cut down on traffic fatalities.

Dec 15, 2017

Denver’s $44 million, 5-story recreation center has an opening date

The $44 million, five-story recreation center, at Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street, is the first urban-style building in Denver’s system. On its first day, Mayor Michael Hancock and other city leaders plan to take part in a grand opening at 3 p.m., with the doors set to open for public use at 5:30 p.m.

Dec 15, 2017

$31 million Civic Center Station revamp features more buses and better security

Nearly 18 months after demolition crews began the methodical disassembly of Civic Center Station, a new transit hub has risen in its place, featuring heightened security, additional bus bays and a time-saving exit for buses headed north on Lincoln Street.

Dec 15, 2017

Here’s a Look at What the New Civic Center Station Does (and Doesn’t) Do for Transit Riders

RTD gave the press a sneak peek at the newly renovated downtown bus station on Tuesday, showing off its glass-enclosed bus terminal, additional bus bays, transit screens, and a more open design that daylights the busy intersection of Colfax Avenue, Broadway, and 16th Street for people walking.

Dec 15, 2017

Stock Show Unveils Plan To Make Denver A ‘World-Class’ Agriculture Hub

The National Western Center plans to expand beyond the stock show and feature year-round events. Officials said the center is expected to see 2 million visitors annually and bring roughly $230 million a year to the area’s economy.