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High-Performance Transportation Enterprise

HPTE LogoWelcome to the HPTE website. Current events and announcements will be on this page so you can find them quickly and conveniently. Use the "quick links" in the box to the left to find information about our organization, solicitations, express lane projects and more. We are always interested in your feedback or questions -- drop us a line at

Michael Cheroutes receives prestigious 2014 Infrastructure Leader of the Year Award

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) today proudly announce that HPTE Director Michael Cheroutes received the 2014 Infrastructure Leader of the Year Award at the 6th North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum. Read more...

HPTE Public Private Partnership (P3) Survey

The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) is exploring options for a Public Private Partnerships (P3) in various corridors, including I-70 East. But the first step is looking at the right qualifications for a partner-the characteristics, experience and skills that are most important to Colorado transportation users. Please take the following survey to help us understand your priorities. Click here to take the survey.

I-70 East Public Private Partnership/TIFIA Counsel Award

On September 23, 2014, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise selected the legal team of Freshfields/Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell to perform P3/TIFIA counsel for the I-70 East Project.

Spotlight Event for Major Upcoming Projects a Success

Come join the conversation and get an inside
look at what to expect as these larger projects begin to gear up.

Four hundred highway transportation contractors, local, small and disadvantaged businesses and industry stakeholders on Oct. 22 crowded into an informational networking event about business opportunities on the upcoming C-470 and I-70 East projects hosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Small and minority-owned businesses accounted for approximately a third of the participants. Click here for more information.

C-470 Investment Grade Traffic & Revenue Study NTP

On September 30, 2014, CDOT's Office of Major Project Development gave the Notice to Proceed for the C-470 Level 3 Traffic and Revenue analysis to Louis Berger Group. Their study will be completed late summer, 2015.

HPTE I-70 East Vision Stage Town Hall Meetings Questions and Answers

Click here for the HPTE I-70 East Vision Stage Town Hall meetings questions and answers.


NCPPP is proud to honor HPTE Director Mike Cheroutes with the 2014 National Public-Private Partnership Leadership Award for his leadership in Colorado and his long career developing and promoting P3s. Read more here.

I-70 East Corridor Project Value for Money Report

This value for money analysis compares the total costs of delivering the I-70 East Corridor Project using different forms of procurement. The objectives are to identify the procurement approach which:

  • Best fits within the CDOT and Colorado Bridge Enterprises' affordability envelope for the project, and
  • Results in the lowest net present value of payments by CDOT and Bridge Enterprise over the lifecycle of the project and maximizes availability of Bridge Enterprise revenues to fund additional bridge replacement and rehavilitation projects.

​HPTE Board Adopts Transparency Policy

On July 16, 2014, the High Performance Transportation Enterprise Board of Directors adopted a Transparency Policy for the HPTE relating to Public Private Partnerships. Click here for the Transparency Policy and the HPTE Board's resolution. ​

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HPTE Board Members:

Michael Cheroutes

Tim Gagen - Chair
Governor Appointee

Doug Aden
Transportation Commissioner

Brenda Smith
Governor Appointee

Kathy Gilliland - Vice Chair
Transportation Commissioner

Don Marostica
Governor Appointee

Gary Reiff
Transportation Commissioner

Trey Rogers
Governor Appointee

Contact Information

For information on HPTE meetings, minutes, scheduling, and other issues:
Sharon Williams