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Transportation in Colorado

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is efficiently working to offer a convenient, effective and safe multimodal transportation network and also provide easy connectivity of people and goods to many destinations and markets across Colorado and worldwide. CDOT manages and maintains numerous lane-miles of roadways, bridges, tunnels, rails and also responsible for air and water quality, communities and roadsides cleanliness. The department also has a division of Aeronautics and Division of Transit and Rail which support aviation and rail activities throughout the state.transport

Contact Colorado Department of Transportation
4201 E, Arkansas Avenue
Denver CO. 80222
Phone: 303-757-9011
Website: http://www.codot.gov/

Road Transportation in Colorado

The road transportation in Kentucky comprises of several interstate highways, state routes, bridges and tunnels. The Cabinet is determined to ensure safe, convenient and excellent transportation and also to provide easy connectivity to various cities and states. Highways serve as the most important mode of transportation for the majority of the people in the state.

The significant interstate highways in Colorado include Interstate 25, Interstate 70, Interstate 76, Interstate 225 and Interstate 270. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) operates under CDOT with its mission to prevent injuries, minimize vehicle related accidents and save lives.


Interstate 25: I-25 maintains the north-south route and crosses Denver and Colorado Springs. Its serves the state starting from the north near Carr and leave the state near Statkville. Several historical nicknames have been given to this route, such as the Valley Highway, the Pueblo Freeway, Monument Valley Highway, the Ronald Reagan Highway and John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway.

Interstate 70: I-70 serves as a transcontinental Interstate highway. The highway follows an east-west route in Colorado and passes through the center of the state. In the western part of Colorado, I-70 serves the metropolitan areas of Denver and Grand Junction while in the eastern half, it passes the Great Plains and offer linkage between Denver and metropolitan areas in Missouri and Kansas.

Interstate 76: I-76 serves the state beginning from interstate 70 near Denver in Arvada and joins with I-80 near Nebraska. The major portion of the highway's routes serve Colorado.

Interstate 225: I-225 is a branch route or the auxiliary route of I-25 in Colorado. I-225 passes through areas of Aurora and also some parts of Greenwood Village and Denver.

Interstate 270: I-270 runs in the north east region of the Denver–Aurora Metropolitan Area and the entirety of the lenght of I-270 overlaps with U.S. Highway 36. The western end lies at the interchange with US 36 and I-25 while its eastern end is at an interchange with I-76.

Colorado Public Transit

Denver's Regional Transportation District, also commonly known as RTD among the locals, is Colorado's largest public transportation system. The RTD system serves the people of the state by providing many services of bus and light rail and especially serves the busy regions of Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. Its fleet mainly comprises of Gillig and Orion buses. Express buses and regional buses comprise of MCI and Neoplan vehicles and Siemens SD160 and SD100 operate as light rail vehicles.

Contact Details:
Regional Transportation District
1600 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
Customer Care: 303.299.6000
TDD: 303.299.6089

Learn more: Get RTD's Schedule, Fare, Services Information

There are also 2 other important regional bus service operating in the major cities of the state. They are -

  • Front Range Express (FREX) regional bus - Serving Denver and Colorado Springs

  • FLEX regional bus - operated by Transfort and serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, and Longmont

Learn more: FLEX regional bus service

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Located at the Downtown Transit Center (DTC)transit
250 N. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

All Points Transit

431 S. 2nd Street
Montrose, Colorado 81401
(970) 249-0128 ‎

Beeline Express

Arrow/ Black Hills Stage Lines


Also read: Transit Partner Agencies and Links

Division of Motor Vehicles

The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) manages and provide all services important to every citizen of the State. DMV provides services related to issuing driver licenses, identification cards, titles, vehicle registrations, and other related services. Additionally, the DMV also conducts the driver and emission testing services and examinations and offer information and education to the residents.

Motor Vehicle Division
1881 Pierce St.
Lakewood, Colorado 80214
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (303) 205-5600 | TDD: (303) 205-5940

Learn more: Get complete information on driver's license, vehicle services and all related details.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

The State-wide Bicycle and pedestrian program is a modal plan to provide safe transportation to all bicyclists and pedestrians across the state. The program is focused to elevate bicycling and walking in the state as it is an energy-efficient, healthy and non-polluting transportation alternative.

CDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Program
4201 E. Arkansas Ave. DTD
Denver, CO 80222


The Adopt-A-Highway-Program provides a great opportunity for individuals, organizations, schools or businesses to help maintain cleanliness of all roads within the State Highway System and also plant trees or wildflowers, and helps remove graffiti, to make roads more appealing. All volunteers must be at least 12 years old and those above 18 years must be under proper adult supervision. The program is a successful government-public partnership program and various schools, social groups, business entities and religious groups actively adopt and participate in the program. The program helps to keeps the state clean by effectively reminding people not to litter, and also assist in saving taxpayers’ money.

Contact Adopt-a-Highway Co-ordinator

Also read:Adopt

Traffic & Safety Engineering

Traffic & Safety
4201 East Arkansas Avenue
3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80222
303.757.9219 (Fax)

Flood-Related Projects

Flood Hotline: 720-263-1589
Email: dot_flood@state.co.us

Air Transportation in Colorado

The Colorado Division of Aeronautics aims to improve aviation education, aviation safety and to establish an efficient air transportation system. Air transport is an essential gateway of Colorado that serves the locals and tourists from all over the world. It is the major mode that offers all round efficient and easy connectivity. The Federal Aviation Administration authorizes and oversees all flight operations in Colorado.

Colorado Division of Aeronautics
5126 Front Range Parkway
Watkins, CO 80137
P: 303.512.5250
F: 303.261.9608

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Colorado’s Commercial Primary and Non- Primary Airports – link all

  • Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (Sardy Field)
  • City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
  • Denver International Airport
  • Durango-La Plata County Airport
  • Eagle County Regional Airport
  • Grand Junction Regional Airport (Walker Field)
  • Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airpor
  • Yampa Valley Airport (Yampa Valley Regional)
  • Montrose Regional Airport
  • San Luis Valley Regional Airport (Bergman Field)
  • Cortez Municipal Airport
  • Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport
  • Pueblo Memorial Airport
  • Telluride Regional Airport


Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DEN) is a public use airport owned and operated by City & County of Denver Department of Aviation. Based on passenger traffic, DEN has been ranked as the world's 15th-busiest airport and the 5th busiest in the United States according to 2015 estimation. DEN offers services to over 170 destinations along with 20 international destinations. The airport serves as the main hub of Great Lakes Airlines and Frontier Airlines and the central US and 4th largest hub for United Airlines.

The major airlines that operate to and from DEN are-

Air Canada
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Branson Air Express operated by Elite Airways
British Airways
Delta Air Lines
Delta Connection
Frontier Airlines
Great Lakes Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
United Airlines
United Express
US Airways

Contact Details:airports
Denver International Airport
8500 Pena Blvd.
Denver, CO 80249-6340
Phone: (303) 342-2000 or (800) 247-2336
TEXT at (720) 408-5200
Website: http://www.flydenver.com/

City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is a public civil military airport owned and operated by City of Colorado Springs.

The major airlines that operate to and from COS along with the destinations they serve are-

  • Alaska Airlines operated by SkyWest Airlines - Seattle/Tacoma
  • Allegiant Air - Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa
  • American Airlines - Dallas/Fort Worth
  • American Eagle - Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta
  • Delta Connection - Salt Lake City
  • United Express - Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Houston–intercontinental, Los Angeles

Contact Details:
Colorado Springs Airport - COS
7770 Milton E Proby Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Phone: (719) 550-1900
Website: http://www.springsgov.com/AirportPage.aspx?PageID=1048

Rail Transportation in Colorado

The railways is also one of the main transportation modes in Maryland that serves people from all walks of life and also important for cargo transfer. The Division of Transit & Rail https://www.codot.gov/programs/transitandrail supervises the planning, operation, and integration of transit and rail into the statewide transportation system.



Amtrak is a railroad system which is publicly financed and serves the nation as intercity passenger train service. Amtrak operates over 300 trains daily and links over 500 destinations in 46 states.

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. http://www.amtrak.com/california-zephyr-train

  • Southwest Chief: Chicago, Galesburg, Kansas City, Topeka, Lamar, La Junta, Trinidad, Raton, Lamy, Albuquerque, Gallup, Flagstaff, and Los Angeles. http://www.amtrak.com/southwest-chief-train

Stations served by Amtrak trains in Colorado are-
  • Denver, CO - Union Station (DEN)
  • Fort Morgan, CO (FMG)
  • Fraser, CO - Winter Park (WIP)
  • Glenwood Springs, CO (GSC)
  • Granby, CO (GRA)
  • Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
  • La Junta, CO (LAJ)
  • Lamar, CO (LMR)
  • Trinidad, CO (TRI)
  • Winter Park, CO - Ski Train Excursion (WPE)

Learn more: Amtrak timetables, fares, schedules and more information

Also read: Transit and Rail Partner Agencies and Links

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