Emerging Mobility


Internet Carpool Application Registration

Under Colorado House Bill 21-1076, carpool companies are required to register with the Colorado Department of Transportation beginning on October 1, 2021. This legislation separates carpool service companies from Transportation Network Companies (e.g. ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft).  For additional information, see the 'Questions and Answers about HB-21-1076' document below or email questions to: [email protected]  

Colorado Carpool Company Registration Form

Emerging Mobility Studies: SB19-239

Colorado Senate Bill 19-239 requires CDOT to convene and consult with a stakeholder group to examine the impacts of emerging transportation technologies and business models, identify means of addressing impacts, and report findings and make recommendations to the general assembly.

2019 Emerging Mobility Impact Study

More About Senate Bill 19-239

Cover page of the 2019 Emerging Mobility Impact Study

Micromobility Demonstration Project

Colorado’s public lands are facing successive years of rising visitation and, with them, increased levels of congestion and associated emissions. By deploying a Shared Micromobility Pilot Program in Chatfield State Park, CDOT seeks to: Demonstrate a replicable, fiscally sustainable model for the operation of shared micromobility programs in a recreational context capable of alleviating congestion, reducing emissions, and providing internal and external connections (e.g. between internal amenities, between a State Park and local economic centers). Provide a convenient and value-adding service to State Park visitors that enhances their experience and provides them with additional mobility options. Provide users with the opportunity to experience e-bike vehicles and technology in a controlled, safe environment, and thus to promote broader, long-term transportation behaviors that coincide with reduced single occupancy vehicle trips and criteria/greenhouse gas emissions.

The benefits of the proposed program to the State of Colorado are principally two-fold: The facilitation of long-term travel behaviors consistent with more efficient use of the state transportation network (thus improving travel reliability and reducing maintenance costs) and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in line with the targets identified in HB19-1261 and the GHG Reduction Roadmap. The reduction of acute congestion and capacity-straining vehicular traffic upon Chatfield State Park and (through demonstration) the wider public lands system of Colorado.

Project Schedule: CDOT anticipates deploying this project in late 2022. Check this website for project updates.

Map of trails at Chatfield State Park.

Digital Mobility Hub 

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is leading the development of a digital mobility hub platform to enable regional transit coordination and collaboration with transit providers that are part of the Colorado transit system. Digital Mobility Hub leverages real-time General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) travel data sourced from rural transit providers across Colorado.

Digital Mobility Hub will begin as a pilot with the platform including centralized trip planning and ticketing across multiple transit providers. Upon a successful pilot deployment, future functionality expansion and additional partners are anticipated as the program matures and develops.

Digital Mobility Hub leverages real-time General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) travel data sourced from rural transit providers across Colorado.


Front Range Passenger Rail

Developing passenger rail that serves Front Range communities from Fort Collins to Pueblo is a critical component of Colorado’s future. FRPR will provide a safe, efficient, and reliable transportation option for travel between major population centers and destinations along the Front Range and create a backbone for connecting and expanding rail and transit options in the state and region.

The project would provide sustainable and reliable travel options to meet the growing needs of the state, supporting multiple transportation, economic, and environmental goals.

Front Range Passenger Rail Website

Front Range Passenger Rail Logo

Zero Fare for Better Air

During the entire month of August, RTD will offer zero fares across its system as part of the Zero Fare for Better Air initiative. This collaborative, statewide initiative, made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 22-180, in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office, is designed to reduce ground-level ozone by increasing the use of public transit. Current RTD customers will also benefit as they will not have to use or purchase fare products from August 1-31, during Colorado’s high ozone season.

RTD - Zero Fare for Better Air

Zero Fair for Better Air, RTDs free transit in August 2022 logo

CASTA is pleased to administer the Ozone Season Transit Grant Program (OSTGP) in Colorado on behalf of the Colorado Energy Office (CEO). The program provides grants to eligible transit agencies in order to offer free transit services for a minimum of thirty days during ozone season.