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Bumpy road ahead for road construction projects

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If there’s a simple truth about money for major Colorado transportation projects, it’s this: There isn’t much of it. “It’s the worst it’s ever been,” said Craig Casper, the chief transportation engineer for the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments. “And I have records going back to 1967.” PPACG is the region’s metropolitan planning organization.… Continue Reading Bumpy road ahead for road construction projects

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Transportation masterplan open for comment

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is seeking public comment on the draft Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2010 to 2017. As the region’s metropolitan planning organization, PPACG is responsible for the development of a regional transportation improvement program. The draft “FY 2010 – FY 2017 TIP” includes details about the 65 transportation projects… Continue Reading Transportation masterplan open for comment

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CDOT opens bids on C-470 project

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The Colorado Department of Transportation opened bids today for the reconstruction of the C-470 and Santa Fe Drive interchange, a project that will use up the last of the agency’s federal stimulus money that it’s already been granted. Stimulus money will pay about $4.6 million of the total project. The rest of the project will… Continue Reading CDOT opens bids on C-470 project

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Beginning in January, seven organizations with a stake in the future of Front Range transportation planning will collaborate to survey more than 1,500 Pikes Peak region households to anticipate future travel habits. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments has joined with three other Front Range Metropolitan Planning Agencies and three government organizations to survey… Continue Reading PPACG partners for regional travel survey

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Economy is no downer for space symposium

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The economy is not putting a damper on the U.S. Space Foundation’s plans for the 2003 National Space Symposium, its 19th. The Colorado Springs-based space foundation said while the economy is sluggish, space industry revenues were expected to blast past the $145 billion mark this year, and NASA is outlining a bold new vision for… Continue Reading Economy is no downer for space symposium

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Downtown parking meters are point of contention for some citizens

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The year 1935 generally was not a good one. The Nazis repudiated the Versailles Treaty, Huey Long was assassinated in Louisiana, and more than 20 percent of U.S. workers were unemployed. Then, Oklahoman Carl C. Magee patented the parking meter. In recognition of its famous inventor, Oklahoma City was the first city in the nation… Continue Reading Downtown parking meters are point of contention for some citizens

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Boeing: from aviation to aerospace

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Colorado Springs is believed to have the highest concentration of military space organizations in the world, and the Boeing Company’s presence here fortifies that observation. Aerospace giant Boeing is the largest spacecraft manufacturer in the world and is NASA’s largest contractor, and has a significant presence in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver. Most recognize the… Continue Reading Boeing: from aviation to aerospace

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Real Estate Briefs September 13, 2002

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Aloha…A Post- Vacation Perspective Just when you thought Colorado Springs was the only locality faced with environmental challenges (e.g., the Preble mouse), consider Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The “Big Island” relies heavily on Highway 19 (which loops the entire island). Unfortunately, some parts of the highway narrow to two slow lanes near the coffee plantations. In an… Continue Reading Real Estate Briefs September 13, 2002

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Only certainty of 9-11 travel is uncertainty

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Air travel in Colorado Springs as the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., is picking up, but some say it is still below pre-attack levels. Additionally, Colorado tourism declined at least 10 percent this year, greatly impacted by wildfires and drought, but in part because of the carryover of… Continue Reading Only certainty of 9-11 travel is uncertainty

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Franchisee finds an alternative to the “cubicle life”

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Jon McQuesten, 32-year-old business owner, marketer, and operations chief, says he’s never alone these days– especially at stoplights. Driver of an attractive 15-cubic-yard brightly painted 1-800-GOT-JUNK truck, he is getting used to drivers stopping him en route to appointments – asking what he hauls and the cost per load. “I see people scrambling for a… Continue Reading Franchisee finds an alternative to the “cubicle life”

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