Jon Murray, The Denver Post

Jon Murray

The Denver Post

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Jon:

New report faults DIA for heavy-handed oversight that contributed to breakdown of Great Hall Project

A new "lessons learned" report on Denver International Airport's failed Great Hall partnership deal -- and how it fell apart three years ago -- heaps blame both on DIA leaders and on the contracting team they fired, but it particularly highlights how the airport's inexperience with such a long-term contract helped doom it. → Read More

I-70 storm flooding in northeast Denver construction zone prompts investigation

State project officials for the $1.3 billion rebuild of Interstate 70 through northeast Denver say they will investigate severe flooding Sunday night in an under-construction section that required the rescue of motorists. → Read More

RTD’s ambitious plans for future could rest on a tax hike. Is that idea doomed from the start?

As the Regional Transportation District prepares to launch a free-fare promotion in August, it's also charting out long-term dreams of a future when metro Denver's transit system can again think more boldly than a one-month pilot. → Read More

Eastbound I-70 to close through weekend in northeast Denver

Interstate 70’s eastbound side will be closed for several miles through northeast Denver during the weekend to give crews on the Central 70 project time to prepare for a major traffic shift. → Read More

Denver, much of northeast Colorado under heat advisory as temps hit 100 degrees

Metro Denver and most of northeastern Colorado are under a heat advisory Saturday as the National Weather Service forecasts temperatures soaring above 100 degrees. → Read More

No more free rides as new I-70 westbound mountain express lane begins charging tolls this week

The free ride is over in the Interstate 70 westbound mountain express lane. Starting this week, driving in the peak-period shoulder lane will cost you -- up to $9 if you have an ExpressToll transponder. → Read More

I-70 repaving work in west metro Denver will disrupt 4-mile stretch at night

Interstate 70 through northwest metro Denver is going under the knife in a big way this summer, with more than four miles of repaving work on top of bridge replacement projects. → Read More

Denver will offer more e-bike rebates in July — and each month through the end of 2022

A popular Denver e-bike rebate program that reached capacity just 19 days after launching in the spring will soon be back, offering vouchers worth up to $1,700. → Read More

Denver International Airport prepares for big crowds over Fourth of July weekend

Heavy crowds are expected at Denver International Airport on Thursday, marking the start of a busy Fourth of July weekend — and the kick-off for the busiest months of summer travel. → Read More

RTD approves security contract with increase in unarmed guards as it combats drugs, other problems

An increase in unarmed security guards will help RTD and its security provider keep watch over trains, buses and platforms on the Regional Transportation District's system in the next year after the agency's board Tuesday night approved a one-year contract extension. → Read More

RTD aims to boost unarmed guards as it grapples with drug use, harassment and other problems

The Regional Transportation District says a proposed security contract extension would result in a more visible presence of officers across its system as the agency grapples with recurring drug use, harassment of operators and other problems. → Read More

Ordering from Amazon or taking a Lyft? You’re about to kick in money for roads, transit and electric vehicles.

A sea-change in Colorado's transportation funding is coming this week, when several new fees approved by lawmakers more than a year ago -- on most deliveries, ride-hailing apps and diesel fuel -- will take effect. → Read More

DIA’s trains and runways are getting more crowded. Can it keep up with skyrocketing travel?

The opening of nearly three dozen new gates at Denver International Airport this year has its two largest carriers plotting rapid expansions that will test the busy airport's ability to process millions more passengers and get them to their flights. → Read More

I-70 Floyd Hill project faces big cost pressures amid high inflation and other economic challenges

Inflation, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages are sending costs for early designs soaring on Colorado’s I-70 Floyd Hill project. → Read More

Traveling through DIA over Memorial Day weekend? Give yourself extra time.

Nearly 1.2 million passengers are expected to pass through Denver International Airport over the long Memorial Day weekend, and the airport urges travelers to give themselves extra time to navigate the crowds. → Read More

Exclusive: DIA fires top parking official in fallout of shuttle audit and probe of “toxic” work culture

Denver International Airport has fired the senior leader over its parking operation after a year of turmoil that saw a critical audit of the airport's shuttle bus system and charges by employees of discrimination, harassment and a hostile work environment. → Read More

Denver International Airport’s security lines are getting longer again. Buckle up for a busy summer.

Lengthy security waits at peak times are back at Denver International Airport after a slight reprieve during the winter months — and soon could get worse. → Read More

Frontier passengers to board from tarmac under Denver airport plan

San Jose Mineta discontinued the practice for most carriers when its new terminal opened in 2010. → Read More

Frontier Airlines plans big change at DIA that would move all flights to boarding from the tarmac

Passengers flying in and out of Denver on Frontier Airlines would step onto the tarmac under a new plan that commits the carrier to DIA well into the next decade, with more gates and a full move to a ground-loading facility. → Read More

Denver airport wants to attract new international service to a continent it doesn’t serve now

Denver International Airport has set its sights on landing direct flights to Africa, a continent officials think could be primed for new passenger and cargo connections to the United States. → Read More