High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV)/Express Lanes can be used by vehicles with more than one passenger, or single occupant vehicles, if they pay a toll. As the HOV lanes have excess space, there is still room for additional vehicles without any travel time impacts to carpoolers to use these lanes without paying a toll.
Prices vary from $0.50 to $5.00 for the toll lanes depending upon the time of day. Electronic and other static signs clearly display the current toll price prior to entrance points. A complete toll schedule is available at CDOT web site.
All tolls are collected by electronic toll collection. This means no stopping; no tollbooth congestion; and no change is needed. Simply drive under the electronic toll reader and the toll is deducted automatically from an active EXpressToll account. To create an account and obtain a transponder or new sticker tag, visit expresstoll.com or call 303.537.3470.
For those vehicles without an EXpressToll transponder or new sticker tag, cameras will photograph the front and rear license plates and a bill will be sent one month later to the registered owner of the vehicle, for all the tolls incurred during that period. Those who do not have an EXpressToll transponder that use the lane marked Toll will be charged a surcharge, in addition to the established toll, of about 25 percent or more.
The US 36 corridor is intended to provide travelers with choices on how to get to where they need to go. One of the major components of the US 36 Express Lanes Project is the bikeway.
The bikeway will:
80th Avenue in Westminster to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior
The US 36 Express Lanes Project will build an express lane in each direction that will be used for RTD's Bus Rapid Transit system, in addition to High Occupancy and Single Occupancy vehicles.
The US 36 corridor maintains the highest bus ridership in the Regional Transportation District's (RTD) eight-county district, with numbers growing more than 80 percent in the past 12 years. Nearly 17 percent of business and employment in the region is derived from the US 36 corridor, a number that is expected to increase to 53 percent by 2035. Currently, there are more than 10 Regional routes and many more local routes that serve residents along US 36.
For bus information and schedules, click here