Mike Lewis "brings an incredible transportation background to CDOT at a time when our state is faced with significant transportation challenges," Hickenlooper said.
Most of the money CDOT uses comes from the gas tax, which doesn’t generate revenue like it used to. So the department is exploring creative new ways to tap into drivers’ pockets.
“There really aren’t any laws that govern self-driving vehicles in Colorado,” said Colorado Department of Transportation executive director Shailen Bhatt. None the less, CDOT is supportive of the technology.
There's no shortage of infrastructure challenges, plus there's a funding gap of almost $1 billion.