Colorado transportation bill faces tension over highway expansion

A long-heralded transportation bill that would raise an estimated $3.8 billion over a decade from new fees on gas purchases, online deliveries and other items passed its first test Monday in the Colorado legislature.

But hours of testimony before the Senate Finance Committee underlined points of tension that remain within the broad coalition of interest groups that praised the bill’s introduction last week. Business leaders, environmentalists and local government leaders from both parties — including the mayors of Colorado Springs and Denver — had stood next to Gov. Jared Polis, hailing the months of difficult talks that resulted in the

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Blackhawk Medical Transportation, Inc. d/b/a Vandenberg Ambulance

The decision issued on the date below was subject to a GAO Protective Order. No party requested redactions; we are therefore releasing the decision in its entirety.



Matter of:  Blackhawk Medical Transportation, Inc. d/b/a Vandenberg Ambulance

File:  B-419465.2; B-419465.3

Date:  May 3, 2021

Joseph G. Martinez, Esq., Eric P. Roberson, Esq., and Lisette S. Washington, Esq., Dentons US LLP, for the protester.
Shane J. McCall, Esq., Nicole D. Pottroff, Esq., Quinten R. Fisher, Esq., and Christopher S. Coleman, Esq., Koprince Law, LLC, for Freedom-Elite Joint Venture, the intervenor.
Steven Devine, Esq., and Brian R. Reed,

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ModivCare Announces Acquisition of WellRyde and Accelerated Strategy to Create the Largest Digitally Integrated Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Network in the United States

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ModivCare Inc. (“ModivCare” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MODV), a technology-enabled healthcare services company that provides a suite of integrated supportive care solutions focused on improving patient outcomes, today announced that the Company has completed the acquisition of nuVizz, Inc.’s (“nuVizz”) WellRyde technology platform. WellRyde is an industry-leading technology provider of Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS) software, enabling optimized routing, automated trip assignments and billing, and real-time network monitoring. Today, WellRyde is utilized by over 1,200 transportation provider companies, extending ModivCare’s digital reach in the industry.

The addition of WellRyde’s ATMS software to ModivCare’s technology platform accelerates the

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PLUG Stock Falls After Plug Power Bus Deal As Fuel Cells Expand In Transportation

Plug Power (PLUG) is teaming up with BAE Systems (BAESY) to propel and build infrastructure for hydrogen buses in North America. PLUG stock edged down.


The two companies announced a plan Thursday to integrate Plug Power’s ProGen fuel cell engines into BAE Systems’ electric buses.

They will also work on developing hydrogen and refueling infrastructure to end-customers use points.

“Advanced hydrogen fuel cell applications will play a critical role in achieving zero-emissions transportation goals,” said Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems, in the release.

Plug Power

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Boost the Bottom Line with a Data-Driven Approach to Transportation


Today’s transportation managers operate in complex and often volatile global logistics landscapes, rely on disparate sources of data from logistics service providers (LSPs) and deal with carriers that provide different levels of service with different cost structures.

And, in the face of this, demands on managers are ever-increasing. Take the recent Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disruptions on the supply chain as an example. Despite these external forces, transportation managers are expected to meet exacting savings targets, improve customer centricity and quickly scale operations to new markets.

With all of these complexities, high costs and even higher expectations, the need to

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Axalta Rebrands Transportation Coatings Business to Axalta Mobility Coatings

Axalta has announced the launch of Axalta Mobility Coatings, a rebranding of its Transportation Coatings business unit. The redefined business will focus on supporting the accelerating demand for e-mobility and the evolving coatings needs of established and emerging light and commercial vehicle OEMs, fleet owners and shared mobility providers.

In today’s existing transportation ecosystem, liquid and powder coatings provide essential beauty and color to vehicle bodies while adding corrosion and impact protection. As the industry evolves, each emerging dimension of mobility – electric vehicles, shared transportation and autonomous driving – requires coatings with advanced functionality that, in addition to aesthetics

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