Park-n-Ride facilities are parking lots with public transport connections that allow commuters and other people heading to city centers to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rail system (rapid transit, light rail, or commuter rail) and/or carpool for the remainder of the journey. CDOT encourages carpooling with convenient park-n-ride locations and several managed lanes which are available for high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Carpoolers with at least three passengers can use many of CDOT’s express lanes for free. CDOT operates 128 miles of managed express lanes, with 74 miles of those lanes free for high occupancy vehicles (HOV). Free HOV express lanes include: 

  • I-25 Central Downtown Denver to US 36/20th Street 
  • US 36 Federal Boulevard in Westminster to Table Mesa Drive 
  • I-25 South Gap Castle Rock to Monument 
  • Central I-70 HOV3+ lanes opening soon

In 2021, an average of 18% of managed lanes with HOV3+ capabilities were used for carpooling. Learn more about CDOT’s Managed Lanes here. CDOT operates many park-n-ride facilities around the state that have free parking. Park-n-rides are great places to meet for carpooling or to take transit. Park-n-Ride stations across Colorado below.

CDOT Park-n-Ride Stations

RTD Park-n-Rides are for the specific use of transit passengers. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Covered and uncovered parking options vary by location. Learn more in the link below.

RTD Park-n-Ride