July 24, 2017

Denver Post Editorial on Toll Roads

The Denver Post today editorialized on CDOT proposals to construct toll lanes on C-470 and elsewhere. One key problem with CDOT’s proposed toll lanes on C-470, I-225, and other regional highways is that they won’t do much if anything for congestion. The basic principle is that congestion on the free lanes drives folks to pay [...]

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The Denver Region Comes Up Short on Transporation Dollars

This morning I joined Mayor Baroch and Councilor Karen Oxman at the elected officials briefing sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT staff gave updates on some west side projects although most won’t have any direct impact on Golden. More interestingly, Jennifer Schaufele, the executive director of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, sparred [...]

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Air Pollution in Golden

I recently came across the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory web site. You can plug in any zip code – 80401, for instance – and see who is releasing what into the air. Coors, CoorsTek, Rocky Mountain Metal Container, and Trigen-Nations Energy Co. all make the list, not suprisingly given that they all include [...]

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Closing the Hesteds Deal

The big news in Golden today is the closing of the Hesteds deal downtown. The project, dubbed Gateway Station, will begin with the remediation of the PCE (also known as perchloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, PERC, and perclene) contamination in the old dry cleaner’s building. When that’s finished – probably late spring or early summer – we’ll see [...]

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