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CDOT names David Spector as Director of High Performance Transportation Enterprise

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced David Spector has been named the new Director of the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE). Spector takes the helm from outgoing Director of HPTE, Michael Cheroutes, who served in the role as the first head of the HPTE from its inception in 2010. Spector will officially join HPTE mid-October. Click here to read the full article.

HTPE Director Michael Cheroutes to Pursue New Role

HPTE announced today Director Michael Cheroutes will transition to a new role as the director of the Colorado Center for Infrastructure Investment (CC2I). Cheroutes will begin his transition in October, and will continue to serve in a temporary part-time role to assist with the I-70 East Project procurement. The HPTE director job position is currently posted at Learn more here: PRESS RELEASE - 08/17/2015

HPTE Board Adopts P3 Open Records Policy and First Amended Transparency Policy, August 19, 2015

On August 19, 2015, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board of Directors adopted the Open Records Policy Relating to Public Private Partnerships and First Amended Transparency Policy Relating to Public Private Partnerships. The purpose of these policies is to help stakeholders understand the sequence and timing of the release of procurement documents and to provide additional transparency for the process. Click here for the new P3 Open Records Policy, the Amended Transparency Policy and adopting Resolution.

CDOT Releases Shortlist of Teams Vying to Build the I-70 East Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) and the Colorado Bridge Enterprise today announced the four teams shortlisted to continue the process of qualifying to build the I-70 East Project. Read more here.

U.S. 36 first phase gets send off from local, state, fed officials

Tolling to begin July 22 on section from Federal Boulevard to Louisville. Read more here. Denver Post Article, June 22, 2015.

Overview of HPTE's US 36 Express Lanes Meetings Held April 16 and 21

In April, HPTE hosted two meetings to provide information to the public on the US 36 Express Lanes and the proposed toll rates. Representatives from HPTE, CDOT and Plenary Roads Denver provided information and answered questions on how to use the US 36 Express Lanes, as well as the proposed toll rates. To learn more about the events, click here.

State Audit Reports HPTE's US 36 Express Lanes Project "provided best value for taxpayers"

HPTE’s first public-private partnership project was overall best value. 


Tolls begin Wednesday on new U.S. 36 express lanes: What you need to know - by Sarah Kuta, Boulder Daily Camera - July 19, 2015

New US 36 bikeway opening for Bike to Work Day - By Kent Erdahl, Fox 31 News - June 23, 2015

Beyond The Tolls: US 36 Brings Buses, Bikes Into The MixBy Nathan Heffel, Colorado Public Radio - June 21, 2015

Expanded U.S. 36 nears completion; tolls on new lanes coming soon - By Cathy Proctor, Denver Business Journal - June 19, 2015

I-25 & US 36 Express Lanes Toll and Penalty Schedule

On May 20, 2015, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) approved the toll rate schedule for Phase 1 of the US 36 Express Lanes Project between Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior. The rates will go into effect this summer upon the commencement of tolling services, which will be managed and operated by CDOT’s partner on US 36, Plenary Roads Denver.

Want to know more about the toll rates on the new Express Lanes on US 36 and for the existing I-25 Express Lanes?  Understand more about how much the tolls will cost if you have a pass versus if you travel on the lanes with out a pass (hint: if you get a pass the toll will be much cheaper). Click here for FAQs and a presentation that outlines how to use the lanes as a solo driver who pays a toll, carpooler or bus rider.

CDOT Transportation Commission Recommends Financing I-70 East Project with Private Investment

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Transportation Commission have decided to move forward with a Design Build Finance Operate Maintain (DBFOM) method for the finance and delivery of the I-70 East project from I-25 to Denver International Airport. More...

I-70 Industry Forum

An I-70 Industry Forum was held at the National Western Complex in Denver March 11th & 12th. Click here for more information.

I-70 East Corridor Project Value for Money Analysis

This value for money analysis compares the total costs of delivering the I-70 East Corridor Project using different forms of procurement. The objectives are to identify the procurement approach which:

  • Best fits within the CDOT and Colorado Bridge Enterprises' affordability envelope for the project, and
  • Results in the lowest net present value of payments by CDOT and Bridge Enterprise over the lifecycle of the project and maximizes availability of Bridge Enterprise revenues to fund additional bridge replacement and rehavilitation projects.

HPTE 2014 Annual Report Now Available for Viewing

Please review the HPTE’s Annual Report for a thorough overview of our work including our activities and programs; our finances; and the status of our current projects. Also, you will find detailed information on HPTE’s new transparency policy, and how we have implemented this policy to increase opportunities for the public to participate in setting direction for transportation solutions. A guiding principle of our work continues to be a commitment to public participation and transparency. We encourage your participation in this ongoing process, and we invite your comments.

C-470 Investment Grade Traffic & Revenue Study NTP

On September 30, 2014, CDOT's Office of Major Project Development gave the Notice to Proceed for the C-470 Level 3 Traffic and Revenue analysis to Louis Berger Group. Their study will be completed late summer, 2015.

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HPTE Board Members:

Michael Cheroutes

Tim Gagen - Chair
Governor Appointee

Governor Appointee

Shannon Gifford
Transportation Commissioner 

Kathy Gilliland - Vice Chair
Transportation Commissioner

Don Marostica
Governor Appointee

Gary Reiff
Transportation Commissioner

Trey Rogers
Governor Appointee

Contact Information

For information on HPTE meetings, minutes, scheduling, and other issues:
Kari Grant

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