Colorado Department of Transportation

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Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
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Agency overview
Formed 1917
Jurisdiction Colorado
Headquarters 4201 E. Arkansas Avenue Denver, Colorado 80222
Employees 3,300+[1]
Annual budget $1,000,000,000+[1]
Agency executives Don Hunt, Executive Director
Herman Stockinger, Deputy Director
Tim Harris, Chief Engineer
Parent agency State of Colorado
Website www.coloradodot.info
CDOT Control Monument on U.S. Highway 50 near Grand Junction

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT, pronounced See Dot) is the principal department of the Colorado state government[2] that administers state government transportation responsibilities in the state. CDOT is responsible for maintaining 9,144 mile highway system, including 3,429 bridges with over 28 billion vehicle miles of travel per year. CDOT's Mission is "To provide the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively moves people, goods, and information."[3]

History[edit]

Source: CDOT[3][4]
  • 1909 - The first highway bill was passed by forming a three-member Highway Commission to approve work and allocate funds.
  • 1917 - The State Highway Fund was created and the State Highway Department was formed.
  • 1968 - The legislation reorganized highway matters and created the Colorado Department of Highways (CDOH) with 3 main divisions: Division of Highways, Division of Planning and Research, and Division of Patrol
  • 1991 - CDOH became CDOT to better align its functions and budgets with Federal Highway Administration / U.S. Department of Transportation

Highways[edit]

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Aviation[edit]

Division[edit]

Colorado Division of Aeronautics[5][clarification needed]

List of Colorado commercial airports[edit]

Rail Transit[edit]

Union Station, Denver.

Amtrak Passenger Railroad Routes through Colorado[edit]

Commuter Rail and Light Rail[edit]

Tourist Rail[edit]

Intercity Bus Transit[edit]

Communities in Colorado with Regional Bus Service[edit]

Alamosa, Aurora, Boulder, Brush, Colorado Springs, Delta, Denver, Durango, Englewood, Frisco, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Greeley, Lamar, Limon, Longmont, Montrose, Pueblo, Rocky Ford, Springfield, Sterling, Trinidad, Vail, and Walsenburg

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