May 3, 20187min1046

In 2012 the Colorado Transportation Commission passed Policy Directive 1603, which directed the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to “strongly consider managed lanes during the planning process for new capacity projects (any expansion and/or operational improvements) on state highways that are or will be congested.” In addition, the directive stated that CDOT must justify “the decision to not include managed lanes.”

June 16, 20176min445

A major step forward for transportation occurred earlier this year with the approval of the Central 70 project by the federal government. This project involves the reconstruction of a 10-mile stretch between I-25 and Chambers Road and the replacement of a 50-year-old viaduct on Interstate 70. With the approval, the Colorado Department of Transportation could begin work in early 2018.

January 25, 20177min556

Five hundred and ninety-nine — that is the number of people who died on Colorado’s roadways in 2016. That same year, highway fatalities and their increasing numbers were part of a public service campaign by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol to make the public better aware — through roadway signs, social media and other advertising — of the rising number of fatalities occurring on our highways and the importance of being alert and driving safely. The campaign was a good one in reminding us of the human toll associated with highway accidents.