• CDOT providing Pedicab service during pedestrian tunnel closure on I-25/120th

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation is shutting down a popular pedestrian tunnel to it can ramp up construction on a $97 million project to extend the northbound Interstate 25 Express Lanes. The expansion is from 120th Avenue to C-470 and the closure of the tunnel is going to cause headaches for a […]

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  • 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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