Ride-hailing enterprise Uber will begin testing its newest feature next week exclusively in Colorado Springs — allowing users to pay in cash for their trip. Beginning Jan. 17, riders in the area will no longer have to submit credit card information via Uber’s smartphone app. Any change from a cash fare will be credited toward the user’s next […]
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City, county and state officials broke ground Dec. 12 on a two-year, $30-million revitalization project that promises to end the decades-long dispute over a 1.5-mile corridor through parts of both Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs that is known as “No Man’s Land.” During the event, which took place at the Garden of the Gods RV […]
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Airport service Down, but competition’s up Since ride-hailing enterprise Uber Technologies Inc. arrived in Colorado Springs in 2014, it has become increasingly popular as a transportation option for consumers, a full-time employment opportunity for drivers and increased competition for taxi companies. The private company is valued at more than $62 billion by investors, and the […]
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After a banner year for the tourism industry in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, Mayor John Suthers confirmed Nov. 3 at the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual tourism dinner that Frontier Airlines will add more routes at Colorado Springs’ airport in 2017. Suther’s said the airport’s Commercial Aeronautical Zone continues to track […]
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Frontier Airlines will offer daily flights to Orlando from Colorado Springs beginning Oct. 30, said Frontier President and CEO Barry Biffle, Tuesday morning. The announcement came as the airline celebrated its inaugural daily flight from Colorado Springs to Phoenix. The announcement is “a win-win all around,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. “Today is a […]
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The wait is over. Now the tough part begins for everyone affected by the Interstate 25/Cimarron interchange project. Serious work begins with the first night-time lane closures on Sunday, March 13, as Phase 1 of construction begins on the $113 million design-build undertaking. The first steps include re-striping and narrowing lanes on I-25 as well […]
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Two airlines cancelled flights Monday and Tuesday, thanks to a storm storm that dumped up to two feet of snow in some parts of Colorado Springs. United Airlines flights to Denver and from Denver were cancelled Monday due to the weather. The Allegiant Air flight was cancelled Monday night, but that was because of a […]
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In the early 1900s, public transportation in Colorado Springs was provided by an extensive and convenient street railway system.  Begun in the late 1880s, the system grew rapidly, and served the city’s transport needs until the last streetcar was retired in 1932. During its heyday, it was arguably the best small-city public transportation system in […]
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Colorado Springs City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday on a resolution that will allow the Colorado Springs Airport to receive funding through a charitable giving program managed by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The resolution, which was ardently supported by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, authorized the creation of an Aeronautical Enhancement Fund designed to […]
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Gas prices in Colorado jumped  8 cents a gallon in the past week, thanks in large part to repairs at BP’s oil refinery in Whiting, Ind. Still, gas prices are lower than this time last year, analysts say. “Despite recently rising prices, motorists continuer to enjoy significant yearly savings with today’s average discounted 81 cents […]
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The Colorado Department of Transportation announced the reopening of eastbound U.S. 24 Business (Manitou Avenue) from mainline Highway 24 to Serpentine Drive Thursday afternoon.  It closed after rocks fell onto the eastbound lane on Memorial Day, which have since been removed. That half mile segment of westbound Highway 24 Business remains closed after cracks were discovered in the westbound […]
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Tuesday night, Colorado Springs will know its next mayor, the person to replace Steve Bach. The city’s new chief executive, John Suthers or Mary Lou Makepeace, will take office June 2 knowing the honeymoon will not last long. Expectations are high for the new mayor to develop a productive relationship with City Council and tell […]
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