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By Kyle McCabe Sky-Hi News In June, the East Grand School District board approved the $193,860 purchase of a new activity bus. During that meeting, then-Superintendent Frank Reeves said one way to make the steep purchase (the district bought a bus for $129,690 in 2021) “more acceptable” would be t...
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EUROPE A quest to make traveling by train easier, and greener By Erika Solomon The New York Times CZECH-GERMAN BORDER>> The lanky man bent down to examine a rusted railroad track that cut across the empty square of a small, forgotten town, shaking his head at the weeds poking up. “Disappo...
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By Amy Bounds This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. An ongoing bus driver shortage in Boulder Valley meant Lafayette’s Peak to Peak Charter School no longer had the option to rent buses from the school district to use for field trips and athletics. But the 1,450-student, K-12 school didn’t want to buy diesel b...
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By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving about $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. The B...
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E-bikes coming quicker than the infrastructure for them Advocates say time of the essence to build more comfortable bike lanes in Mile High City By Joe Rubino This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Denver is making progress on its bike infrastructure goals. But the exploding popularity of e-bikes, particularly...
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Climate law a “game changer” for highways, bridges By Jane Margolies © The New York Times Co. The manufacturing of the concrete and asphalt needed to build the nation’s bridges and highways is a dirty business. Companies that make those materials produce a lot of the emissions that are heating th...
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By Libby Stanford Summit Daily As the number of cars driving the Interstate 70 mountain corridor increases year over year, Colorado officials are pushing for more widespread use of public transportation. The I-70 Coalition, a nonprofit representing businesses, towns and county governments across ...
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By Brad Plumer © The New York Times Co. The highways in Colorado, one of the nation’s fastest-growing states, are frequently clogged with suburban workers driving into Denver, skiers heading high into the Rocky Mountains and trucks rumbling across the interstates. A Western frontier state with an...
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  By Scott Miller Vail Daily Eagle County officials are launching an effort to keep rail cars filled with crude oil off the rail line that runs along the Colorado River through much of western Colorado. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board in December approved an application for a new rail...
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By Vail Daily The Interstate 70 corridor has two new carpool apps designed to reduce traffic congestion by connecting drivers and riders headed to Colorado’s ski resorts. The community-oriented platforms feature downloadable apps connecting drivers headed to resorts and various mountain locations w...
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By Vail Daily The Interstate 70 corridor has two new carpool apps designed to reduce traffic congestion by connecting drivers and riders headed to Colorado’s ski resorts. The community-oriented platforms feature downloadable apps connecting drivers headed to resorts and various mountain locations w...
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    There’s Amazon Prime, and then there’s moving cargo by schooner By Alexandra Marvar © The New York Times Co. The clouds swirled, the wind roared and the waves beat at the hull of the schooner Apollonia, but the ship stayed its course down the Hudson River in New York. Captained by ...
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  By Niraj Chokshi, Noam Scheiber and Lauren Hirsch © The New York Times Co. Rivian, a promising and wellfunded electric truck maker, plans to sell shares through an initial public offering, the company said Friday, just weeks before it expects to deliver its first electric pickups to cu...
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    A 191-mile rail corridor between Pueblo and Fort Collins is still an idea, but a Midwestern rail line shows what it could become By Jon Murray The Denver Post CHICAGO » When Lily Trienens boarded a train in downtown Milwaukee that would take her more than 70 mile...
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By Ivan Penn and Niraj Chokshi © The New York Times Co. SAN DIEGO » Robert Teglia bought a Tesla Model 3 sedan even though he knew it cost more than many luxury cars. He didn’t particularly care that it might be better than the others for the environment. Teglia, a commercial real estate appraise...
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By Tom Krisher and Aamer Madhani Administration eyes mileage, emissions and sales of EVs The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Declaring the U.S. must “move fast” to win the car-making future, President Joe Biden on Thursday touted a commitment from the auto industry to make electric vehicl...
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    By Tom Krisher and Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON » In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years, according to industry and government officials briefed on the plan. He’...
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Even a small increase in remote work can change traffic patterns By Emily Badger © The New York Times Co. There is something uniquely awful about that time of day when there is no good way to get around. The car horns sound nastier as downtown traffic snarls. The elbows feel sharper on a jammed su...
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Daimler’s truck unit plans to replace diesel with hydrogen     By Jack Ewing © The New York Times Co. Carmakers have been promising to scrap the internal combustion engine, and now it is the truck-makers’ turn. But the makers of giant 18-wheelers are taking a different route. Daimler...
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  By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, building on a component of President Joe Biden’s $2....
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