C-DOT’S “BUSTANG” DELAYED
Glenwood Springs—People anxious to check out the new I-70 corridor buses will have to wait a little longer. C-DOT has decided to delay the so-called “Bustang” until May or June. The service connecting Glenwood Springs to Denver was supposed to begin next month but there’s still some work to do before it’s ready to go. Right now, C-DOT is focused on hiring drivers, putting together schedules and installing the technology that will allow riders to track the buses. When it’s up and running, Bustang will make stops in Lakewood, Frisco, Vail and Eagle Monday through Friday. The express bus service will also be available for the I-25 corridor from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.
GUN CONTROL BILL REPEALED IN SENATE
Denver—There’s no cease fire in sight in the gun control battle at the state capitol. With an 18-17 party line vote today, the Republican-controlled senate approved a repeal of the law that requires background checks for all gun sales whether online or through private party. The law was passed by Democrats two years ago and signed by Governor Hickenlooper in response to mass shootings in Colorado and other parts of the nation. The repeal attempt will be shot down in the house where Democrats have the edge. Republicans and other opponents to the additional background check requirement say it’s unenforceable and is a burden to law-abiding citizens who want to own guns.