Colorado Department of Transportation

Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT to Expand Truck Parking at Two Rest Areas

U.S. Route 160 in Colorado U.S. Route 160 in Colorado near Wolf Creek Pass. Expanded parking at the Shaw Creek rest area could come in handy for truckers when Wolf Creek Pass is closed due to weather, crashes, rockfalls or avalanches. (Getty Images)

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting a project to expand truck parking availability at two rest areas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Colorado DOT Unveils Truck Safety Program for Mountainous Driving

Interstate 70 stretching through Glenwood Canyon near French Creek, Colorado Interstate 70 in Colorado is a challenging route for truckers. (Getty Images)

The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a safety program geared toward truckers who traverse mountainous terrain.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2019
Government, Safety

Shoshana Lew Approved as Colorado DOT Chief

Interstate 70 near Silverthorne, Colo. Interstate 70 near Silverthorne, Colo. (Thomas Peipert/AP)

The Colorado Senate on Feb. 4 unanimously approved Shoshana Lew, a public servant with state and federal government experience, to lead the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Safer Solutions Sought for Hazmat Drivers Traveling Colorado’s Treacherous Loveland Pass

The Eisenhower/Johnson tunnel The Eisenhower Tunnel courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation

With its 180-degree bends, 7% grades, dangerous drop-offs and strong wind gusts, the hazardous material truck drivers hauling heavy petroleum loads who make the 9.5-mile journey though Colorado’s Loveland Pass call the drive a “white-knuckle experience.”

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ITS America Finds New Leader in Shailen Bhatt, Departing Colorado DOT Chief

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America announced Oct. 26 that Shailen Bhatt will serve as its new president.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2017
Government, Equipment, Safety

DOT Grant Will Ease Truck Climbing, Congestion in Colorado

Interchange Colorado Department of Transportation

A new truck climbing lane and automated anti-icing systems are among the projects a $12 million federal grant will support in La Plata County, Colo.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2017