Colorado has one of the most efficient multi medium transportation systems in America. Excluding water transport (due to the absence of any major water body), people rely on road transport which also includes buses.
Other popular modes of travel are rail and air transport.
The Colorado Department of Transport is in charge for the up keep and maintenance of the network of 9,144 miles long highways. These also include some interstate highways which are major arterial roads.
This list also includes around 3,429 bridges. The metro area of the state is easier to maneuver around due to the availability of Regional Transportation District. This service is provided to the people at affordable rates. In addition, the bus service of regional transit system has over 10,000 stops.
This provides the people with a larger zone to cover without any hassles whatsoever. Dedicated routes are also available. Thus if one has to travel a short distance for example to their workplace then one can avail to monthly and yearly passes.
Buses on these routes run according to a fixed schedule. Thus one does not have to worry about reaching their workplace on time. Some routes are for express bus services while others are regional routes which cater to the people travelling to and from far out places.
In short this service covers the entire state and strives to ensure a problem free service to its consumers at a reasonable price. Another feature of this service is that they provide the people with an application called the trip planner which helps people pin point the location of different transit stops located across the entire state.
If the distance is huge then one can use their vehicle and park it at one of the 80 park and ride stops. Thus people will end up saving a considerable amount of money on gas and maintenance of the car etc. Holidays are not a problem either as most of the services operates round the year i.e. all of the 365 days.
The buses are well equipped. For example all the buses are disabled friendly and accessible to wheelchairs etc. They even have racks especially designed to carry bikes safely without any inconvenience to the passengers. A trip to the Denver International Airport is way easier if one opts for the skyride service.
These buses are dedicated to the airport routes and the fares are affordable and range from $8 to $12 one way.
Regional transportation district also offers light rail services in the state of Colorado. The network of these light rail services is huge and spans across 36 stations from which one can easily avail to this service.
Most of the metro areas from the central area to the southwest and southeast are covered by this service. The rail system is in itself very efficient as it is fast (speeds up to 55 miles per hour) as well as reliable.
20 of the light rail stations are equipped with parking lots. Thus if the station is at a distance one can drive to the station and park at a secure location and then take the train.
This service provides a break from traffic jams and a hassle free journey throughout. Some trains also operate late at nights as well early in the morning to facilitate commuters at odd hours.
All the rail cars are disable friendly and even a person bound to a wheelchair will be able to use the service.
National train services like the California Zephyr train and The Southwest Chief train also run across the state of Colorado. These trains are under the management of Amtrak rail services and offer rail services at many stops in Colorado for people wanting to travel to other states.
|City Served||FAA||IATA||ICAO||Airport Name||Role||Enpl.|
|Commercial Service - Primary Airports|
|Aspen||ASE||ASE||KASE||Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (Sardy Field)||P-N||213,381|
|Colorado Springs||COS||COS||KCOS||City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport||P-S||997,348|
|Denver||DEN||DEN||KDEN||Denver International Airport||P-L||24,287,939|
|Durango||DRO||DRO||KDRO||Durango-La Plata County Airport||P-N||134,386|
|Eagle||EGE||EGE||KEGE||Eagle County Regional Airport||P-N||212,832|
|Fort Collins / Loveland||FNL||FNL||KFNL||Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport||P-N||31,094|
|Grand Junction||GJT||GJT||KGJT||Grand Junction Regional Airport (Walker Field)||P-N||212,588|
|Gunnison||GUC||GUC||KGUC||Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport||P-N||36,035|
|Hayden||HDN||HDN||KHDN||Yampa Valley Airport (Yampa Valley Regional)||P-N||136,600|
|Montrose||MTJ||MTJ||KMTJ||Montrose Regional Airport||P-N||85,868|
|Telluride||TEX||TEX||KTEX||Telluride Regional Airport||P-N||13,325|
|Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports|
|Alamosa||ALS||ALS||KALS||San Luis Valley Regional Airport (Bergman Field)||CS||7,161|
|Cortez||CEZ||CEZ||KCEZ||Cortez Municipal Airport||CS||8,401|
|Pueblo||PUB||PUB||KPUB||Pueblo Memorial Airport||CS||4,345|
|Aurora (Denver)||FTG||KFTG||Front Range Airport||R|
|Broomfield (Denver)||BJC||BJC||KBJC||Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (was Jefferson Co.)||R||524|
|Centennial (Denver)||APA||APA||KAPA||Centennial Airport||R||1,158|
|Colorado Springs||00V||Meadow Lake Airport||R|
|Erie||EIK||KEIK||Erie Municipal Airport||R|
|General Aviation Airports|
|Akron||AKO||AKO||KAKO||Colorado Plains Regional Airport||GA||8|
|Boulder||BDU||WBU||KBDU||Boulder Municipal Airport||GA||9|
|Buena Vista||AEJ||KAEJ||Central Colorado Regional Airport||GA|
|Burlington||ITR||KITR||Kit Carson County Airport||GA||62|
|Cañon City||1V6||CNE||Fremont County Airport||GA||7|
|Craig||CAG||CIG||KCAG||Craig-Moffat Airport (Craig-Moffat County Airport)||GA||5|
|Fort Morgan||FMM||KFMM||Fort Morgan Municipal Airport||GA||2|
|Granby||GNB||KGNB||Granby-Grand County Airport||GA|
|Greeley||GXY||GXY||KGXY||Greeley-Weld County Airport||GA||45|
|Holyoke||HEQ||KHEQ||Holyoke Airport (Holyoke Municipal Airport)||GA||7|
|Kremmling||20V||McElroy Airfield (McElroy Field)||GA|
|La Junta||LHX||KLHX||La Junta Municipal Airport||GA|
|Lamar||LAA||LAA||KLAA||Lamar Municipal Airport||GA||25|
|Leadville||LXV||LXV||KLXV||Lake County Airport (Leadville Airport)||GA|
|Limon||LIC||LIC||KLIC||Limon Municipal Airport||GA|
|Longmont||LMO||KLMO||Vance Brand Airport (was AMR/KAMR)||GA||524|
|Monte Vista||MVI||KMVI||Monte Vista Municipal Airport||GA|
|Pagosa Springs||PSO||PGO||KPSO||Stevens Field||GA||61|
|Rifle||RIL||RIL||KRIL||Garfield County Regional Airport||GA||252|
|Salida||ANK||SLT||KANK||Harriet Alexander Field||GA|
|Steamboat Springs||SBS||SBS||KSBS||Steamboat Springs Airport (Bob Adams Field)||GA||3|
|Sterling||STK||STK||KSTK||Sterling Municipal Airport||GA|
|Trinidad||TAD||TAD||KTAD||Perry Stokes Airport||GA||1|
|Walsenburg||4V1||Spanish Peaks Airfield||GA|
|Wray||2V5||Wray Municipal Airport||GA||1|
|Yuma||2V6||Yuma Municipal Airport||GA|
|Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)|
|Brush||7V5||Brush Municipal Airport|
|Creede||C24||Mineral County Memorial Airport||14|
|Del Norte||8V1||Astronaut Rominger Airport (Del Norte Muni. & Co.)|
|Delta||D17||Westwinds Airport (Hawkins Field)|
|Dove Creek||8V6||Dove Creek Airport|
|Durango||00C||AMK||Animas Air Park||39|
|Eads||9V7||Eads Municipal Airport|
|Ellicott||A50||Colorado Springs East Airport|
|Glenwood Springs||GWS||GWS||KGWS||Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport|
|Greeley||11V||Easton/Valley View Airport|
|Haxtun||17V||Haxtun Municipal Airport|
|Hudson||18V||Platte Valley Airpark|
|Julesburg||7V8||Julesburg Municipal Airport|
|La Veta||07V||Cuchara Valley Airport at La Veta|
|Las Animas||7V9||City of Las Animas - Bent County Airport|
|Mack||C07||Mack Mesa Airport|
|Paonia||7V2||WPO||North Fork Valley Airport|
|Saguache||04V||Saguache Municipal Airport|
|Springfield||8V7||Springfield Municipal Airport||19|
|Walden||33V||Walden-Jackson County Airport|
|Westcliffe||C08||Silver West Airport|
|Other Military Airports|
|Aurora||BKF||BKF||KBKF||Buckley Air Force Base|
|Colorado Springs||AFF||AFF||KAFF||United States Air Force Academy|
|Fort Carson||FCS||FCS||KFCS||Butts Army Airfield (Fort Carson)|
|Notable Private-Use Airports|
|Crested Butte||0CO2||CSE||Buckhorn Ranch Airport|
|Eckert / Orchard City||6CO0||Doctors Mesa Airport||1|
|Norwood||0CO6||Flying M & M Ranch Airport||6|
|Notable Former Airports|
|Denver||DEN||KDEN||Stapleton International Airport (replaced by Denver Intl)|
|Fort Collins||3V5||Fort Collins Downtown Airport (closed Nov. 1, 2006)|
|CDOT Agency Overview|
|CDOT Headquarters||4201 E. Arkansas Avenue Denver, Colorado 80222|
|CDOT Annual Budget||$1,000,000,000+|
|CDOT Agency Executives||Russell George, Executive Director
Margaret A. Catlin, Deputy Director
Pamela Hutton, Chief Engineer
|CDOT Parent Agency||State of Colorado|