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City, task force take separate stormwater paths

City, task force take separate stormwater paths

  Larry Small, the articulate former Colorado Springs vice mayor, defines as well as anyone the problem of asking voters to pass judgment on paying for stormwater projects. “Stormwater funding is always a hard thing to sell,” Small said. “And if it fails, it’s not the kind of thing that you can bring right back… Continue Reading City, task force take separate stormwater paths

The Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority and City of Colorado Springs will present the completed designs for widening three key segments of Austin Bluffs Parkway at an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 4210 Austin Bluffs Parkway. To see the designs or for more information, go… Continue Reading PPRTA unveils Austin Bluffs Parkway designs, holding open house

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The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority is seeking a volunteer to serve on its citizen advisory committee. The committee provides recommendations to the PPRTA board of directors about budgets, contracts and project implementation. Committee members must live in Colorado Springs, unincorporated El Paso County, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls or Ramah. Members must be able… Continue Reading PPRTA board seeks volunteer for advisory committee

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Ballot issues to raise taxes have not historically fared well in El Paso County. So it was a surprise to some when two such issues passed with wide margins Tuesday. Ballot issue 1A, which called for a 23-hundredths of a cent sales tax increase to support staffing increases and equipment upgrades at the Sheriff’s Office,… Continue Reading Business community contributes to tax issues passing

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El Paso County voters returned nearly all incumbents to their positions, voted to remove extra terms for commissioners and gave both the sheriff and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority the tax money they asked for in years to come. They also gave the county two Democratic members of the state House, with Pete Lee… Continue Reading Local voters pass taxes for sheriff, PPRTA, retain commissioners

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PPRTA renewal: Essential for the city’s future

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This fall’s ballot includes an important issue that affects voters every day: the extension of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority capital improvement program. The PPRTA was initiated in 2004 by business and community leaders to address a critical backlog of transportation projects, after Colorado Springs was named the nation’s most-congested city of its size.… Continue Reading PPRTA renewal: Essential for the city’s future

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PPRTA to hold Fillmore open house

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The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority will hold an open house about the Fillmore corridor improvement project from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria of Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St. The PPRTA will outline the construction phases and timeline, and people will have a change to meet the contractor in charge… Continue Reading PPRTA to hold Fillmore open house

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Somebody made a smart decision this week regarding the itinerary of a special tour for media and public officials regarding the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority’s renewal on the November ballot. Everyone knew the basic plan, understandably, was to visit a handful of locations for capital projects that would be funded in the 2014-2024 time… Continue Reading PPRTA II: Not as sexy but still vital

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Repairs to the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge over Tejon Street will start at 6 a.m. tomorrow, according to the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority   The bridge has cracks in the girders. South Tejon Street from Mill Street to Fountain Boulevard will be closed in both directions. Businesses in the area are open, and can… Continue Reading Tejon Street bridge to undergo repairs tomorrow

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“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes… — Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze Starting with that simple piece of deductive reasoning, Sherlock Holmes unraveled… Continue Reading PPRTA list focuses on outlying areas, not downtown

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