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Nicholas Farber, Colorado Department of Transportation

HPTE Operations Manager

farberNicholas Farber (Nick) is the Operations Manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation's High Performance Transportation Enterprise or HPTE. The HPTE was created as a government-owned business by the FASTER legislation of 2009 and, while technically a division of CDOT, is governed by its own Board. It is charged with the responsibility to aggressively pursue innovative ways at financing important transportation infrastructure projects that will improve the safety, capacity, and accessibility of the surface transportation system and will accelerate the economic recovery of the state. At the HPTE Nick manages and supervises the HPTE's tolling and Public Private Partnership relationships; manages HPTE's external procurements; oversees the concession agreement on US 36 between HPTE and Plenary Roads Denver; and, coordinates the day to day activities for the planning and development stages for proposed P3 projects.

Prior to joining the HPTE, Nick was a Transportation Policy Specialist at the National Conference of State Legislatures where he worked on innovative transportation finance policy for all 50 states and US territories.

He received his J.D. from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law in 2007, and is licensed to practice law in Colorado.