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HPTE Holds March 3 Meeting on US 36 Express Lanes Proposed Toll and Penalty Schedule

The HPTE Board will hold a special meeting to gather public comment and take action on a proposed toll rate and penalty schedule for the I-25 and US 36 Express Lanes. In 2014, HPTE selected Plenary Roads Denver as the concessionaire for the US 36 Express Lanes project. This summer, Phase 1 of the project (Pecos to 88th Street) will open. The special Board meeting will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, at the CDOT HQ, Auditorium, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Denver.  Additional information, including the proposed schedule, will be posted in advance of the meeting. Click here to view the proposed toll and penalty schedule. Click here for the agenda. Learn more about Colorado's Express Lanes and see the "How to Use Express Lanes" at

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...

HPTE Transactional Counsel RFP

The HPTE is pleased to announce its shortlist for Transactional Counsel firms. Click here to see the Notice of Intent to Award.

I-70 Industry Forum

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

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.

Michael Cheroutes receives prestigious 2014 Infrastructure Leader of the Year Award

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) today proudly announce that HPTE Director Michael Cheroutes received the 2014 Infrastructure Leader of the Year Award at the 6th North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum. Read more...

I-70 East Public Private Partnership/TIFIA Counsel Award

On September 23, 2014, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise selected the legal team of Freshfields/Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell to perform P3/TIFIA counsel for the I-70 East Project.

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.

P3 Awards Profile: HPTE’S Cheroutes Spearheads P3S in Colorado

NCPPP is proud to honor HPTE Director Mike Cheroutes with the 2014 National Public-Private Partnership Leadership Award for his leadership in Colorado and his long career developing and promoting P3s. Read more here.

HPTE Board Adopts Transparency Policy

On July 16, 2014, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board of Directors adopted a Transparency Policy for the HPTE relating to Public Private Partnerships. Click here for the Transparency Policy and the HPTE Board's resolution.

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    HPTE Board Members:

    Michael Cheroutes

    Tim Gagen - Chair
    Governor Appointee

    Doug Aden
    Transportation Commissioner

    Brenda Smith
    Governor Appointee

    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:
    Sharon Williams

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