Jon Murray, The Denver Post

Jon Murray

The Denver Post

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Jon:

If you’ve stopped riding RTD’s buses and trains during the pandemic, The Denver Post wants to hear from you

If you have stopped riding the Regional Transportation District's buses or trains since the start of the coronavirus pandemic -- or are taking them less often -- we'd like to hear from you. → Read More

What does it take to recover from a Colorado disaster? These people have experience — and some tips

Survivors of past Colorado wildfires and floods say victims of the Marshall fire in Boulder County will face myriad obstacles on the road to recovery. But some offered hope: "They can make it through this -- we did." → Read More

Denver drivers will spend an average 40 hours in traffic this year — but that’s better than pre-pandemic

How bad is Denver traffic? It's on track to be the 15th worst in the nation this year, - despite commuters losing less time to gridlock than they did prior to the pandemic. → Read More

CDOT’s Safety Patrol works to clear highway crashes as quickly as possible to keep traffic moving

The Safety Patrol program overseen by the Colorado Department of Transportation has added new highway patrol routes in metro Denver, expanding its mission of helping stranded drivers and clearing crashes quickly. → Read More

Flying out of Denver’s airport around Thanksgiving? Here’s what you should know.

Denver International Airport has added back some security-screening capacity and reopened its low-priced shuttle lot, but space crunches still may greet travelers flying before and after Thanksgiving Day. → Read More

Denver court dismisses lawsuit challenging Colorado law that limits shuttle competition

A Steamboat Springs man has lost the first round in his attempt to challenge a Colorado state law that allows regulators to limit competition among shuttle services. → Read More

Denver’s National Western campus has no funding for a new arena after voters said no. Now what?

The defeat of the arena bond measure has left Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and his advisers in search of a new plan to finish off major components of the National Western campus. → Read More

FAA slaps passenger on Colorado-bound flight with $23,000 fine for hitting flight attendant

A woman who struck a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight to Aspen from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport earlier this year could be forced to pay a $23,000 fine, the Federal Aviation Admini… → Read More

FAA slaps passenger on Colorado-bound flight with $23,000 fine for hitting flight attendant

A woman who struck a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight to Aspen from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport earlier this year could be forced to pay a $23,000 fine, the Federal Aviation Admini… → Read More

TSA shuffle: How DIA’s security lines will change this week

The TSA plans to reshuffle the types of security screening lanes available at Denver International Airport's three checkpoints this week as both try to reduce wait times during peak periods. → Read More

DIA cuts ribbon on terminal project’s first phase, but at least two more years of work remain

More than three years after DIA's now-$770 million terminal renovation project kicked off, airport and city officials finally had reason to celebrate Wednesday -- the completion of the project's first phase. → Read More

DIA and CDOT driver shortages mean less airport parking, slower snow plowing on some roads

The same driver shortage that has bedeviled trucking companies resulted in scarce parking available at Denver International Airport over the busy weekend and could mean snow-plowing lags by CDOT crews this winter. → Read More

DIA inks $84 million in contracts to start major planning for 7th runway

Denver International Airport's plans for a seventh runway received a green light from city leaders Monday to begin the environmental review phase -- a major step that would tee up the project for federal approval and funding. → Read More

Denver International Airport’s security lines have been bananas lately. Here’s why.

Long waits for security screening have become an unwelcome part of the experience at Denver International Airport in recent months, trying travelers' patience as lines snake back to the baggage claims and prompt worries of missed flights. → Read More

Surge in car thefts at Denver airport challenges police, frustrates travelers

Dozens of Denver International Airport travelers this year have seen their cars and trucks swiped from garages and lots amid a surge in auto thefts, with the rate of reports more than doubling. → Read More

9/11 is fading into history — but not for the Coloradans most affected by it

Americans' collective experience of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is slowly fading from the national consciousness 20 years later, but Coloradans with ties to the tragedy say their losses still cut deep. → Read More

Colorado’s Front Range rail is still just an idea, but a Midwestern train shows what it could be

The potential future of a Front Range passenger railway is visible on a train that Milwaukee commuters ride to Chicago — and on other state-controlled lines that Amtrak operates in a type of partnership that Colorado could pursue. → Read More

U.S. 36 collapse report cites drainage design, heavy rainfall during construction as possible culprits

Design flaws in a retaining wall drainage system and heavy rains during construction may have contributed to a "slope failure" that caused the collapse of U.S. 36 in Westminster two years ago, according to an outside engineering report released Thursday by the state. → Read More

I-70 closure in Glenwood Canyon may last weeks; state to declare disaster

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis soon will issue a state disaster declaration for the mudslides that have shut down Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon for an extended period -- which he said may last from "a few days to a few weeks." → Read More

Cheap or free fares? RTD should take “urgent” action to lure riders back, report says.

An outside group's suggestion that RTD reduce fares quickly underscores the challenge the public transit agency faces when it comes to changing work patterns, its own budget constraints and, most of all, time. → Read More