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The Denver Post

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Past articles by Jon:

Michael Hancock is at the center of the Denver mayor’s race — even if he’s rarely talked about

Outgoing Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s presence is felt in the election to succeed him in every plan a campaign announces to pivot in a new direction. → Read More

Nobody in the crowded Denver mayor’s race is breaking out yet: “This thing is up for grabs”

The crowded Denver mayor’s race is quickly nearing the home stretch, but there’s little indication that any of the 17 candidates are breaking out of the pack just yet. → Read More

RTD weighs cheaper fares and passes, with no regional zones — but airport trips still would cost much more

The Regional Transportation District should lower all fares, nearly eliminate its regional zone map and drastically reduce the cost of monthly passes, according to a systemwide study recommendation. → Read More

DIA set passenger traffic record in 2022 — just barely — as new projections chart big growth ahead

Passenger traffic set a new record last year at Denver International Airport, recovering to just above pre-pandemic levels as the expanding airport resumes a pattern of breakneck growth. → Read More

Judge rules RTD won’t have to pay $100 million-plus claim over commuter rail problems

A Denver judge ruled Friday that the Regional Transportation District is not responsible for covering more than $100 million in costs stemming from crossing-gate problems that plagued three commuter rail lines. → Read More

United Airlines’ Super Bowl ad takes a subtle dig at Southwest

Coloradans watching Sunday’s Super Bowl game will see a brief replay of the air travel meltdown that wreaked havoc at Denver International Airport and across much of the country around Christ… → Read More

Frontier Airlines unveils cheap unlimited summer travel pass — but there are a few catches

Frontier Airlines announced a flashy deal for frequent travelers Tuesday: a summer travel pass priced at $399 that will provide unlimited flights anywhere on its route map for nearly five months la… → Read More

Frontier Airlines unveils cheap unlimited summer travel pass — but there are a few catches

Frontier Airlines announced a flashy deal for frequent travelers Tuesday: a summer travel pass priced at $399 that will provide unlimited flights anywhere on its route map for nearly five months later this year. → Read More

I-70 express toll lanes soon will cost up to $4.50 for a faster trip through northeast Denver

The Colorado Department of Transportation aims to start tolling on Feb. 28. Drivers will pay tolls of up to $4.50 -- or up to $10 for drivers who lack an ExpressToll transponder -- for access at the busiest time of day under a rate schedule approved Wednesday by CDOT's enterprise arm. → Read More

Denver airport: Nearly 150 departures canceled amid winter storm, but few major delays

Denver International Airport was holding up well Wednesday in the face of a large winter storm, with a small proportion of the day's departures canceled -- many by Southwest and Frontier airlines and a United regional carrier. → Read More

CDOT is used to building roads, but now it’s getting into housing — to help with mountain worker shortages

The Colorado Department of Transportation is jumping more seriously into the housing business as a matter of necessity as it struggles to fill hundreds of vacancies among workers who drive snowplows and maintain critical highways in the mountains. → Read More

Could soaring bridges, gondolas, futuristic pods — or even just a walking tunnel — soon connect DIA’s concourses?

Gondolas, personal self-driving pods and soaring bridges were among more than a dozen ideas that emerged after Denver International Airport asked for the private sector's input on how to back up its concourse train. → Read More

How to get a free ride home on New Year’s Eve — and avoid a DUI

CDOT, the Regional Transportation District and law firms in Denver and Colorado Springs are offering Coloradans discounted or free rides home on New Year's Eve, helping to avert the risk of getting a DUI arrest by driving. → Read More

RTD is officially killing its C and F lines after suspending them during the pandemic

The Regional Transportation District is ending any hope for a return of regular service on the C and F light-rail lines next month after suspending them during the pandemic in early 2020. → Read More

Interstate 70, major roadways reopen in eastern Colorado after winter storm

Most major highways, including Interstate 70 and Interstate 76, are closed in northeast Colorado because of "life-threatening" whiteout and blizzard conditions from a winter storm. → Read More

RTD’s reputation takes a big hit in recent surveys — costing agency’s CEO another pay raise

Worsening perceptions from RTD riders and metro Denver residents about the cost of transit fares, service reliability and frequency, and their personal safety on the system hurt the agency's ratings in its latest annual surveys — and those were among factors in a Tuesday board vote that cost its CEO a performance raise. → Read More

Flooded I-70 results in $45,000 fine for contractor, new pump system safeguards

The lead contractor on the Central 70 project will pay a $45,000 fine for a pump failure that caused severe flooding and says in a new report that it has added safeguards to ensure the system works properly during future storms. → Read More

Club Q was a home, a sanctuary, a haven for countless people. Five Coloradans share what it meant to them.

Long before a shooter walked through its doors one week ago and opened fire, Club Q on Colorado Springs’ busy North Academy Boulevard held a special place in the heart of the city’s LGBTQ community. → Read More

Denver airport is set to nearly triple car rental fee as it considers building large new facility

Denver International Airport has proposed a near-tripling of its daily car rental fee as it eyes a big project that would consolidate the sprawling lots used by rental companies into a single facility. → Read More

Denver airport braces for Thanksgiving travel crushes at security and parking lots

Denver International Airport is bracing for the crush of Thanksgiving holiday travelers who will pass through in the next two weeks, posing one of the biggest tests since the pandemic began for its often-congested security checkpoints and parking lots. → Read More