CDOT headquarters in Denver
|Headquarters||2829 W. Howard Place Denver, Colorado 80204|
|Annual budget||$2 billion|
|Parent agency||State of Colorado|
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT, pronounced See Dot) is the principal department of the Colorado state government 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."
Motor Carriers over 10,000 lbs are regulated by the state and are required to obtain a federal United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) safety tracking number used to monitor carriers' safety management practices and controls.
- 1909: The first highway bill was passed by forming a three-member Highway Commission to approve work and allocate funds. The Commission first took their post on January 1, 1910.
- 1917 – The State Highway Fund was created and the State Highway Department was formed.
- 1935: Highway Department employees were joined by 44 new co-workers selected from among 7,500 applicants to become the first members of the Colorado State Highway Courtesy Patrol. The Patrol became a division of the Highway Department.
- 1947: The first National System of Interstate and Defense Highways was approved by the federal works administrator. In Colorado, approved routes included all of I-25 from the Wyoming border to Raton Pass; all of I-80S (now I-76); and I-70 from Denver to the Kansas border.
- 1953: The state legislature passed a new law reorganizing the Highway Department and renaming it the Colorado Department of Highways.
- 1956: Congress passed the Federal Interstate Highways Act. Among the approvals was the section of I-70 from Denver to the Utah border.
- 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
- 2010: CDOT celebrates its 100-year anniversary
This section may stray from the topic of the article. (January 2014)
Amtrak Passenger Railroad Routes through Colorado
- California Zephyr: Chicago, Galesburg, Omaha, Fort Morgan, Denver, Winter Park, Granby, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Salt Lake City, Reno, Sacramento, and Emeryville
- Southwest Chief: Chicago, Galesburg, Kansas City, Topeka, Lamar, La Junta, Trinidad, Albuquerque, Gallup, Flagstaff, Needles, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles
Commuter Rail and Light Rail
- Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
- Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
- Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
- Georgetown Loop Railroad
- Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Intercity Bus Transit (Bustang)
Communities in Colorado with Regional Bus Service
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
- "About CDOT". Colorado Department of Transportation. State of Colorado. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
- C.R.S. § 24-1-110
- "CDOT History". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
- CDOT 2008–2009 Fact Book[permanent dead link]
- "Colorado Division of Aeronautics". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 29, 2017.