Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

5:30am

Tue July 22, 2014
Transportation

Tolled Express Lanes A National Trend, And Colorado's Firmly On Board

An express toll lane in Utah on southbound I-15. Note the electronic sign that notifies drivers of the variable price of the toll.
Garrett Flickr-Creative Commons

On a June day in 2006, Myron Swisher stood on a highway overpass, watching a history-making moment on Interstate 25. Swisher, who worked for the state Department of Transportation, had labored for the past nine years to open a high occupancy toll lane on the crowded road, and he wanted to watch the first cars use it.

"The day we opened, I hopped in the car and went out to the 58th Avenue Bridge that looks down upon the tolling zone," Swisher said. "It was probably about 2:30 in the afternoon, so I wanted to get out there and see how things are going before rush hour started."

Looking back, Swisher's moment on the bridge may have marked the beginning of a new era in Colorado transportation.

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1:33pm

Wed July 9, 2014
Travel

CDOT Tries Lane Experiment To Relieve I-25 Congestion

Traffic on I-25
Jared Tarbell Flickr-Creative Commons

The Colorado Department of Transportation is piloting new lane striping as a way to reduce traffic congestion for a stretch of southbound I-25 near Centennial.

They are creating a temporary "Direct Lane" for through traffic between County Line and Lincoln, and will spend several weeks assessing its efficacy.

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7:00am

Mon June 23, 2014
Transportation

CDOT To Start Work On I-70 Shoulder Express Lane In Fall

Winter congestion on I-70 Westbound
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After the high of a powder-perfect ski weekend, Colorado downhillers returning to the Front Range often face the buzzkill of a traffic-clogged I-70 eastbound trip.

The state's Department of Transportation will start construction on a solution to that problem in a few months, spokeswoman Amy Ford said.

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11:31am

Sat June 7, 2014
Community

Fort Collins Bike Library Expansion Adds To Colorado's Bike Friendly Status

Routes like the Poudre Trail extend for miles across northern Colorado.
Credit Charles Willgren / Flickr - Creative Commons

Many cities in Colorado and beyond offer bike rentals for a fee through kiosks, but Fort Collins is taking it a step further as the city adds a new bike library satellite location at Colorado State University.

It’s not just students that have access, residents and visitors will be allowed to check out a bike at no cost whether it’s a trip to the store or a leisurely ride throughout the city.

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5:51pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Politics

Hickenlooper Squashes Road Deal Transparency Measure

Signs for U.S. 36 in Arvada, Colorado. June 2007.
Landry Heaton Flickr - Creative Commons

A bill that would have provided greater public oversight during public-private road deals was vetoed by Governor John Hickenlooper Wednesday.

The measure was proposed following public outcry over a deal to widen U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder as well as install toll lanes.

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