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How rural states and drivers can reduce their dependence on gas

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How rural states and drivers can reduce their dependence on gas

High gas prices are not going anywhere soon, thanks to the supply shocks from the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Some Americans might be able to switch to bikes or public transportation to avoid the worst of this crisis. But even for those in rural areas who cannot practically or safely make that switch, there are still alternatives.

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Victory: CDOT removes I-25 widening from construction plans, replaces with over $100 million in transit, safety improvements

Highways & infrastructure

Victory: CDOT removes I-25 widening from construction plans, replaces with over $100 million in transit, safety improvements

Transportation advocates and neighborhood leaders gathered in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood on Thursday to celebrate the removal of a massive highway widening project in their backyard along Interstate-25.

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New report outlines how electric school buses could speed transition to clean electric grid

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New report outlines how electric school buses could speed transition to clean electric grid

As early as next month, billions of new federal dollars will start to become available for school districts across the country to transition to clean, electric school buses. Today, most of the nation’s nearly half a million school buses run on diesel fuel, producing harmful emissions that children are forced to breathe. With the support of the World Resources Institute’s Electric School Bus Initiative, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group are releasing a new report examining how the transition to electric school buses, in addition to keeping diesel exhaust out of developing lungs, could help speed up the expansion of clean energy by providing a critical source of reliable battery storage. 

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New report: Money for nothing? How to make better use of our transportation dollars

Highways & infrastructure

New report: Money for nothing? How to make better use of our transportation dollars

Gas taxes are supposed to pay for the construction and maintenance of roads, but too often, they don’t, according to a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. The report, Shifting Gears, suggests that to build a cleaner, safer and more affordable transportation system, it is time to shift gears.  

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A conversation with CDOT’s Executive Director highlights the momentum for improving our main streets

Biking, walking & transit

A conversation with CDOT’s Executive Director highlights the momentum for improving our main streets

On the heels of Governor Polis’s proposal to add another $40 million to a program designed to make our main streets more people-friendly, I sat down with the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Shoshana Lew, to talk about the success of their Main Streets program. One takeaway - keep the money coming!

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