U.S. 36: Changing commute habits through infrastructure, incentives, and education

By Mary Ebeling The Colorado Department of Transportation is putting the final touches on the reconstruction of U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder, and their efforts to both accommodate and encourage alternatives to driving alone in the corridor seem to be working. Completed by CDOT, the Regional

Sustainability rating tools studied for use in Colorado

By Robbie Webber Researchers at University of Colorado and Colorado State University looked at the suitability of 11 transportation sustainability rating tools (TSRTs) for use by the Colorado Department of Transportation based on agency use preferences. They found that the INVEST tool from FHWA

Expanding alternatives: Interregional express bus service hits the road in Colorado

By Mary Ebeling Bustang, Colorado DOT’s new interregional express bus service is part of the agency’s continuing effort to manage congestion on the I-25 and I-70 corridors. It is also part of the agency’s response to the growing public demand for transportation options for these congested

“More Mountains, Less Traffic:” Managing travel demand on Colorado’s I-70 Corridor

By Mary Ebeling During ski season in Colorado, weekend traffic on I-70 between Denver and the mountain destinations is the stuff of legend, with an auto trip that takes about 2 hours under normal conditions taking up to 10 hours in worst-case scenarios like the snowstorms of February, 2014. CDOT,

FHWA twice revised VMT forecasts downward in 2014

By Chris McCahill Last year, after nearly a decade of declining automobile use, several key agencies revised their forecasts of future travel demand. The DOTs in Colorado and Washington produced new long-range VMT forecasts, recognizing new emerging trends, and FHWA produced lower forecasts in

Guest post: CDOT meeting looks to the future

By Michelle Scheuerman Colorado Executive Director of Transportation Don Hunt had a feeling some pretty forward-thinking ideas could come out of the Futurist Forum the agency held earlier this month with senior CDOT management. “We rarely get to step away from everyday concerns and let loose

Colorado uses innovative strategies to catch hit-and-run drivers

By Chris Spahr As a result of disturbing hit-and-run statistics, Colorado will be the first state to use a notification system similar to Amber Alerts when serious hit-and-run crashes occur. There are an astounding number of hit-and-run crashes that lead to fatalities in the U.S. and the rate is