Express Lanes

  • Free Passes for “HOV Only” Drivers

    CDOT just rolled out a change to the Express Lanes program – an opportunity for exclusive carpoolers to receive a Switchable HOV Transponder for free (with a few conditions).  Read this post from CDOT, and more on the news release. Switchable HOV passes are now available for free for drivers that travel on the I-25 […]

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  • I-25 at Night

    Check out these beautiful photos of I-25, taken by the professional photographer Hamon Infrastructure hired to document the I-25 project. Do you drive I-25?  Check out our I Drive I-25 program to see if you qualify for commuter incentives!

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  • Watch for New HOV-3 Vanpools on I-25

    In the coming weeks, a couple of I-25 Way to Go Vanpools will be sporting a new look (see the mock-ups and photos below).  Vanpools, which replace 4-7 solo-drivers, can cruise down the Express Lane for free to enjoy an expedited trip into downtown Denver.  If you are interested in seeing if there is a […]

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  • Carpoolers Need Three to Ride for Free on CDOT’s HOV Express Lanes

    I-25 and US 36 Express Lanes are now HOV 3+ DENVER—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) today remind carpoolers that CDOT’s High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Express Lanes is now HOV 3+. The change began Jan. 1, 2017. HOV 3+ equals a driver and at least two passengers. The […]

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  • HOV-3 Telephone Town Hall 12/12/16

    CDOT and HPTE are hosting a Telephone Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 to talk about and answer questions about HOV 3, which begins Jan. 1, 2017. To call in, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter 112034. Things to learn more about: Why is this switch happening in January? How do I get a […]

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  • Smart Commute promotes I Drive I-25 on Thornton Channel 8

    Karen Stuart visited the Thornton Channel 8 studio along with Megan Castle of CDOT to promote the switch from HOV-2 to HOV-3, and our I Drive I-25 incentives.  This 6-minute piece is conversational and easy to listen to if you are hoping to learn more about the upcoming change to HOV-3 on the I-25 Express […]

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  • HOV-3 Communication Tools from CDOT

    If you are interested in helping to educate your networks about the transition to HOV-3, CDOT has just provided some tools to help.    

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  • The Switchable HOV Transponder

    In mid-2015, CDOT implemented a new policy on the I-25 and US-36 HOV Express Lanes:  anyone using the HOV lane for free needed to create an ExpressToll account ($35) and get a “Switchable HOV Transponder” ($15, taken from the $35 account balance).  (Update as of April 2017 – “HOV-purists,” or people who only ride as […]

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  • CDOT’s HOV Express Lanes Change From HOV 2+ To HOV 3+ on Jan. 1, 2017 (CDOT)

    In January, the way that travelers use the existing HOV lanes on I-25 will change.  Until the end of the year, the lanes can be used as “HOV-2” (aka, two people per vehicle) for free (as long as you have a switchable transponder).  On January 1, in order to use the HOV lanes for free, […]

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  • Upcoming changes for motorcycles using Express Lanes

    Motorcycles and Express Lanes The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Express Lanes that allow High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) will also allow motorcycles to travel for free in the lanes without an ExpressToll account and pass. New Procedures The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) and CDOT are in the process of creating new procedures for motorcyclists […]

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