CDOT says the toll to take the HOV lane, which runs along I-25 from downtown Denver to US 36, will now cost $4 during the peak periods of 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is up 14 percent from the previous price of $3.50.
The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) says they had to raise the rate to honor a contract they have with the Regional Transportation District which states the peak hour toll cannot be any less than the express bus fair for that route. Since RTD raised its fares, the HPTE says they have to increase their rates accordingly.
All other tolls will remain the same after the first of the year, CDOT says.
It will still cost $.50 to take the HOV toll lane between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. and between noon and 3 p.m., $1.25 from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., $1.50 from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., $1.75 between 6 a.m. 6:45 a.m., $2 between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., and $2.75 from 6:45 a.m. 7:15 a.m. and from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.
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