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Feb 1, 2019

Denver will offer English and citizenship classes and other support for immigrants and refugees

The initiative is part of a broader Denver Human Services vision for working the department out of a job, its executive director, Don Mares, said Thursday. He was joined at a news conference at the library by several member of his staff, the mayor and other city leaders.

Feb 1, 2019

Self-driving shuttle offers Denver a glimpse of its future — but will riders jump on board?

The small shuttle is off-putting at first, with no steering wheel or gas pedal in sight as it ambles along two-lane streets at 12 mph. But the driverless vehicle, which debuted to the public Tuesday as part of a free circulator route on the sparsely populated plains of far northeast Denver, may hold the key to the future of public transportation in the metro area.

Feb 1, 2019

New Program Helps Wipe Marijuana Convictions From Your Record

It’s been six years since Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use, but for more than 10,000 people in Denver, it feels a bit like legalization never happened. That’s because before the new laws went into effect, they were convicted of low-level marijuana offenses—actions that would be legal now—and, as a result, may still be struggling to find employment, pursue higher education, or otherwise move on with their lives.

Feb 1, 2019

B-Cycle is peddling 5,280 annual bike-share passes — for free

They’re not dockless and they’re not electric, but Denver’s original (and largest) bike-share system is now free for 5,280 people. Any Denver resident can get a pass for unlimited free, 60-minute rides starting today by signing up on the B-Cycle website. The nonprofit has 5,280 annual passes to give away on a first-come, first-served basis.

Feb 1, 2019

Uber’s app will now show you transit route data from RTD

People who use Uber to get around Denver will now see information on public transit when they launch the app on their smartphone. Uber and the Regional Transportation District announced Thursday that they’re partnering to include RTD transit route info within the Uber app.

 

 

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