October 27, 2020

Northern Colorado transportation leaders have the will, not the funds, for road overhauls

Although strong political will remains to improve Interstate 25 and several other thoroughfares across Northern Colorado, a group of transportation officials and government leaders say the revenue damage from the pandemic is crimping a go-ahead attitude.

The group of 12 executives spoke remotely Tuesday morning at BizWest’s Northern Colorado CEO Roundtable on transportation.

Municipal woes hurt momentum

David May, the soon-to-be-retiring CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, said momentum for repairing and expanding I-25 north of Longmont has grown to the highest it’s been in decades. He pointed to construction of climbing lane near Berthoud, which was the first capacity upgrade in that section of the interstate since the ‘60s.

But while commitments to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars are already in place for large portions of the overall improvement project, the COVID pandemic and the squeeze on economic activity is forcing the state

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Military, government, industry leaders to speak at National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting 2020 | Article

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – During the eighth annual, first-ever virtual, National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, the Honorable W. Jordan Gillis, is the conference’s initial keynoter Oct. 6.During the conference, from Oct. 5-8, 2020, five keynote presentations, featuring senior military, government, and industry executives, will address a variety of leadership topics, including innovation, vision, resiliency, and embracing – and overcoming – disruption in the COVID-19 era.“There’s a lot to the presentation.” said Gillis, who session is titled, “A Sustainment Vision for the Future: Embracing Innovation and Disruption to Advance.”“A couple of things I’m going to highlight includes how COVID-19 impacted the Department of Defense’s transportation, supply chain, and logistics enterprise, as well as industry.”.“And speaking of our commercial transportation providers, we (DoD) value their critical importance in America’s defense,” continued Gillis. “They are an essential teammate who face several challenges

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U.S. Automotive Leaders and Former Cox Automotive & Manheim Executives Join PowerBand as Commercialization Advisors

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 2, 2020 / PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV:PBX) (OTCQB:PWWBF) (Frankfurt:1ZVA) (“PowerBand”, “PBX” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that two of the U.S. automotive industry’s proven leaders in retail are joining the Company as senior advisors.

John Canales and Brent Green – with a combined seven decades of leadership experience ranging from the dealership floor to software to senior executive roles at the auction houses Cox Automotive Inc. and Manheim – are beginning their advisory roles immediately.

The two men, who are also seasoned entrepreneurs, will assist in the commercialization of PowerBand’s virtual platform that is transforming how drivers and dealers buy, sell, lease, trade and finance vehicles using smart phones and other digital devices, from any location. The platform is being introduced to U.S. markets under the brand DRIVRZ.

“PowerBand is now in full commercialization mode, able to operate in 14 states, with

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