High-Performance Transportation Enterprise

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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. 

CDOT and HPTE Publicly Release the I-70 East “Request for Qualifications”

The Request for Qualifications, or RFQ, is a document that outlines CDOT’s priorities and goals for a reconstructed I-70 East, and invites potential private sector bidders to submit their qualifications for the project. Click here to view the document and here to view the news release.


US 36 toll lane is not a "Lexus lane" - Editorial, Denver Post - April 22, 2015

Drivers: Proposed rates on US 36 will take a toll, By Robert Garrison - KUSA/, April 21, 2015

How Cities Are Trying to Combat Toll Traffic, By Daniel C. Vock - Governing April 14, 2015

New CDOT chief says motorists will get more options on toll roads, Denver Post Article, Monte Whaley - March 23, 2015

CDOT says Colorado roads to have more private management over 20 years. Denver Post Article, Monte Whaley - March 20, 2015

Tolled Express Lanes Only Part of Story on New US 36 - Denver Post, March 13, 2015

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

Want to know more about the proposed 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...

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 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.

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:
Kari Grant

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