• New Denver focus on transportation heading to voters in November

    Denver residents will decide Nov. 5 whether to create a city transportation department.

    It’s a bureaucratic change, but it signals a bigger shift: The city may take on more responsibility for bus and train service amid a new urban era.

    The Denver City Council on Monday decided to put the measure on voters’ ballots.

    If approved by voters, it would turn the existing Department of Public Works into the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.