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  • A city center in the suburbs

    Charlie Lybrand enjoys living in his transit-oriented complex in metro Denver, because he rarely has to drive to get to college or go out to party

  • A maverick mayor takes on sprawl

    Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson delights anti-sprawl activists and angers Legacy Parkway supporters by personally joining a lawsuit to kill the controversial highway.

  • Back On Track

    Denver, Colo., one of the West’s most sprawling, traffic-choked cities, has become a champion of mass transit with FasTracks, its ambitious light-rail project

  • Commuter trains could connect the West's far-flung cities

    Longer commuter rails could connect the West’s far-flung cities in ways they haven’t been connected since the glory days of the railroad

  • How to save your town from the interstate

    How to save your town from the interstate

    Arts tourism revives a reservation border town.

  • Light rail moves inland from the 'Left Coast'

    Light rail has become unexpectedly popular in deeply conservative Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Mining town gambles on a road to riches

    The rivalry between two Colorado gambling towns has led Central City to begin building a new highway to draw visitors directly to its casinos rather than to those of its more successful neighbor, Black Hawk

  • Protecting fake wilderness goes against the law

    Dave Skinner says the Bush administration has the right to reject "fake" wilderness and dispose of the issue its way.

  • Reading, riding and relaxing

    Architect Kevin Koernig, who commutes from suburban Littleton to downtown Denver, loves light rail because it saves him money, keeps him healthy, and gives him extra time to read

  • Silver (state) bullet

    Silver (state) bullet

    A proposed Mexico-to-Canada highway gets mixed reactions.

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