There we were, on site. In the dim, pre-dawn morning light. After just two weeks of feverish but focused preparation. Ready to launch an event to further cement Colorado’s reputation for leading the future of transportation.
As planned, the CIG team ushered classic cars into a chronological lineup spanning decades of transportation progress. We also welcomed representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), E-470 Public Highway Authority, Denver-metro media, and soon-to-be-neighbor and special guest Arrivo, a next generation transportation company.
The news of the day? In partnership with CDOT and E-470, Arrivo announced the establishment of a test track for its high-speed transportation system capable of carrying vehicles, passengers and freight at 200 miles per hour. Whereas traditional highway lanes carry 2,000-3,500 vehicles per lane per hour, Arrivo’s system promises movement of 20,000 vehicles per lane per hour.
In the design of the event, CIG purposefully struck a balanced chord between 20th and 21st century travel. Leaders from CDOT, E-470 and Arrivo admired the progress of transportation along with members of classic car clubs from around the state. Cars displayed included a 1949 Packard and a 1970 Plymouth Cuda. Also presented were models of practicality from the early 2000s and more recent and progressive models with partial electric with self-driving capabilities.