Transportation

The Westiest programs in Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
The Westiest programs in Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
The act is the New Deal redux, with a splash of ecosystem restoration.
Decolonizing Idaho’s road signs
Decolonizing Idaho’s road signs
A new effort will add Indigenous history to historical markers across the state.
California budgets $61.5 million for wildlife crossings
California budgets $61.5 million for wildlife crossings
The state looks to protect both wildlife and drivers, as large animals cause 20 crashes a day on state highways.
A cyclist's plea to motorists
A cyclist's plea to motorists
Cars are a deadly weapon and drivers need to take care.
Western state highways among the most dangerous in the nation
Western state highways among the most dangerous in the nation
New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada especially hazardous for pedestrians.
The roads scholar
The roads scholar
An ecologist helps wildlife safely cross highways.
A test ride through Denver's light rail transit
A test ride through Denver's light rail transit
Expanding light rail gets high marks.
How to save your town from the interstate
How to save your town from the interstate
Arts tourism revives a reservation border town.
Silver (state) bullet
Silver (state) bullet
A proposed Mexico-to-Canada highway gets mixed reactions.
Is high speed rail becoming more viable in the Intermountain West?
We bought an SUV, and we're proud of it
The writer buys an SUV because it does the job she needs it to do. So there.
Light rail moves inland from the 'Left Coast'
Light rail has become unexpectedly popular in deeply conservative Salt Lake City, Utah
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
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
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
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
Why I Cherish the Road to Nowhere
The writer is glad to be back in a state where you can see miles and miles of nothing
The return of the hodgepodge
The new transportation bill makes the day-to-day working of transportation policy more political than it’s ever been – and also serves up some amazing helpings of pork
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.
There’s a way to end the RS 2477 road mess
Colorado Democratic Rep. Mark Udall urges support for his bill that would settle the RS 2477 road issue once and for all.
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.
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