CDOT administers a variety of state and federal programs to complete projects that enhance our comprehensive transportation network. Below are just a few of the programs now in full force:
The Colorado Bridge Enterprise was formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation. The purpose of the CBE is to finance, repair, reconstruct and replace structurally deficient bridges. This program is funded through a vehicle registration bridge safety surcharge.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
The State of Colorado recognizes the benefits of walking and bicycling and highly recommends their use for commuting to work, to run errands, and for recreation. Many short trips taken by car can be pleasantly done by walking or bicycling and longer trips can be combined with other alternative modes such as bus or light rail. Here are just a few items included in the Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
Alcohol & Impaired Driving
Each year in Colorado, more than 26,000 people are arrested for DUI and over 150 people are killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes – representing more than one-third of Colorado’s total motor vehicle fatalities. Drug-impaired driving is also a serious problem, with 16% of fatalities (2006-2010) involving drivers who tested positive for drugs.
CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety and Public Relations Office oversee programs and public awareness campaigns in an effort to fight this dangerous public safety issue.