Denver Post » Proposition 110 would increase the state sales tax from 2.9 percent to 3.52 percent for the next 20 years to fund state and local transportation projects, including new roads, maintenance of existing roads and debt repayment. Revenue would go to the state (45 percent), local governments (40 percent) and multimodal transportation projects (15 percent).
IEEE Spectrum » The Colorado Department of Transportation has contracted with Integrated Roadways for a $2.75 million project that involves adding an accelerometer, fiber optic cable and a magnetometer to a test section of pavement. This type of research may ultimately help relieve congestion and alert emergency responders to accidents.
Aurora Sentinel » Aurora officials have had a mixed response to the I-70 expansion in the years since the City Council sent a letter to Don Hunt, former director of CDOT, expressing approval for the project in September 2014. To the east — through Aurora — is actually the highway’s busiest stretch of road, and one that will see significant construction.
The Denver Post » A 10-lane highway and Colorado’s first autonomous vehicle lane could be prescription for west-suburban Denver traffic jams. The proposal is the more aggressive of two CDOT is considering for part of C-470, Highway 93 and U.S. 6, but timing of any such project is contingent on hard-won funding.