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Ride-sharing not friends with transport companies

Ride-sharing not friends with transport companies

Uber Technologies and Lyft, both San Francisco-based giants in the ride-sharing industry, have expanded to Colorado Springs over the past several months. Ride-share businesses allow consumers to hail rides from everyday people who use their personal vehicles in exchange for fares. The connection is made via a smartphone app and the costs rival, and often… Continue Reading Ride-sharing not friends with transport companies

Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

There is great bicycling in Colorado Springs, cycling enthusiasts almost universally agree. But is it enough to maintain the city’s Bicycle-Friendly Community silver status? Internationally, there are diamond cities. The highest ranking in the United States so far is platinum, followed by gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention. “Communities have been downgraded before,” said Steve… Continue Reading Springs could lose silver bike-friendly status

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Roads: Too many, too bad, perhaps too late?

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Roads: Too many, too bad, perhaps too late?

On the highway to hell Highway to hell I’m on the highway to hell And I’m goin’ down All the way  —AC/DC, 1980 Too bad AC/DC lead vocalist Bon Scott is no longer with us. Were we so blessed, he might confirm that the Highway to Hell could be any of a hundred major arterials… Continue Reading Roads: Too many, too bad, perhaps too late?

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Reception of Cimarron interchange is positive

During an open house at City Auditorium last week, a crowd of community members showed up to give the Colorado Department of Transportation input on plans to construct the long-awaited Interstate 25/Cimarron interchange, starting in 2015. The 55-year-old interchange has been under consideration for replacement since 1971. CDOT officials consequently studied scores of comment forms… Continue Reading Reception of Cimarron interchange is positive

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Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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Sometime in the next year, if the political pieces fall into place, we should be hearing about firm plans for fully rebuilding the Interstate 25 interchange for U.S. Highway 24/Cimarron Street, or as maps and signs also call it, Exit 141, with the project finishing as soon as 2017. We’ll hear leaders talk about the… Continue Reading Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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History: Area’s oldest businesses

Businesses, like natural persons, are mortal. They’re born, struggle through youth, flourish for a while, and then pass quietly away. Few attain the biblical lifespan of three score and ten – in fact, most expire within a decade or two. Colorado City was founded in 1859, Colorado Springs in 1871, Manitou Springs in 1872. By… Continue Reading History: Area’s oldest businesses

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Flights to Phoenix begin May 15

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Flights to Phoenix begin May 15

The Colorado Springs Airport announced Tuesday that Allegiant Airlines will offer nonstop, roundtrip jet service to Phoenix to the Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport beginning May 15. “We are thrilled to provide Colorado Springs residents with affordable, nonstop service to Phoenix,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company president and COO. The service will operate twice weekly.… Continue Reading Flights to Phoenix begin May 15

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October bus ridership highest since 2009

The Mountain Metropolitan Transit system experienced more ridership in October than any other month since 2009, according to the Colorado Springs Transit Division. The division reported that it’s local fixed-route bus service provided 252,738 one-way trips in October–up more than 7 percent since the same time last year. In a press release issued Wednesday, MMT… Continue Reading October bus ridership highest since 2009

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CDOT launches user-friendly website

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The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new website in conjunction with the development of its 2040 Statewide Transportation Plan. With a more user-friendly interface than its predecessor, ColoradoTransportationMatters.com works with the statewide plan to establish future goals and inform citizens of how they can help cultivate the future of transportation in the state,… Continue Reading CDOT launches user-friendly website

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New car registrations continue to climb

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Colorado new car and truck sales are up 12.5 percent for the first nine months of 2013 over 2012, and up 4.5 percent for September compared to a year earlier. New vehicle registrations for Dodge, Ram, BMW and Porsche each increased more than 30 percent during the first nine months of this year, according to… Continue Reading New car registrations continue to climb

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