How to Create and Manage a My COtrip Account

CDOT’s traveler information website offers the ability to create a personalized My COtrip account, customize your favorites list, schedule email and text alerts for your favorite routes and areas, and sign up to hear personalized information when you dial 511 from your phone.

Tour Account Features

Create an Account

  1. Click or tap the account icon in the top-right corner of the COtrip website
  2. Select Sign Up Now
  3. Enter your Full Name, Email, Password, and Mobile Phone Number (optional)
  4. If a Mobile Phone Number is entered, a verification code will be sent to the device
  5. On the next page, you will be asked if you are interested in trucker Information. By toggling this on, trucker information will appear on your map by default whenever you visit the site. Learn more about Trucker Mode here.

Access Account Settings

Once you are logged in, click or tap the account icon in the top-right corner to access account settings. There are three tabs in the settings module:

  • Profile
  • Alerts
  • Dial in

Under the Profile tab, you can:

  • Update your name
  • Update your email address
  • Change your password
  • Classify yourself as a truck driver
  • Delete your account

Under the Alerts tab, you can:

  • Add or update a mobile phone number (a verification code will be sent)
  • Select the priority of alerts you’d like to receive for your favorited routes, places, and custom areas
    • Critical - Unplanned road closures and other highest-priority events
    • Urgent - Traffic-impacting closures, delays, or construction
    • Routine - Warnings and information
    • All - All road events
  • Select alerts by category. You will be alerted of events that fall into these categories, regardless of priority, in addition to alerts of your selected priority.
    • Chain Laws
    • Oversize/overweight restrictions
  • Toggle on or off Emergency Alerts. These are statewide emergency alerts broadcasted by the DOT (e.g. Amber Alerts).

Under the Dial In tab, you can:

  • Toggle on or off the personalized 511 caller experience. By activating this feature, you will hear information about your favorite routes and locations when dialing 511 from your phone.
  • Link up to three (3) phone numbers to use when calling into CDOT’s 511 phone system.

Favorite a Camera

Use this feature to save camera view(s) to your favorites list.

Via Thumbnail Camera View

Thumbnail camera view!

  • Click or tap on the heart in the top-left corner of the thumbnail.
  • A pop-up will signify that the camera has been saved. It will now be available at the top of your favorites list.

Via Enlarged Camera View

Expanded camera view!

  • Click or tap on a camera thumbnail to view an enlarged camera view (find cameras by activating the Roadside Cameras layers or by clicking on events with nearby cameras).
  • A pop-up will signify that the camera has been saved. It will now be available at the top of your favorites list.
  • Click or tap on the heart in the bottom-right corner.
  • The heart icon will turn green to signify the camera has been saved. It will now be available on your homepage dashboard.

Favorite a Place

Use this feature to save a place search (e.g. a city, address, or landmark) to your favorites.

  1. In the search bar, expand the “Search by” button to search by place ( ).
  2. Search for a place (e.g. Denver, CO)
  3. Press Enter ⏎ or click search .
  4. Once search results load in the content tray, click or tap the heart icon in the top-left corner.
  5. A pop up will appear to select the following:
    • A Display Name for the favorite place
    • Enable SMS alerts (phone must be verified)
    • Enable Email alerts (email must be verified)
    • Schedule days and times to receive alerts
  6. Once finished, click Create Favorite
  7. The favorite icon will turn blue and the place will be saved to your favorites list.

Click or tap View Your Profile to return to your dashboard.

Favorite a Route

Use this feature to save a custom route search (point A to B) to your favorites.

  1. In the search bar, expand the “Search by” button to search by route ( ).
  2. Type a city or address as the starting location. (e.g. Colorado Department of Transportation, 2829 W. Howard Pl. Denver, CO 80204)
    • or, right-click on the map to Start Route Here or End Route Here
  3. Press Enter ⏎ or click search .
  4. Once search results load in the content tray, click the heart icon in the top left corner.
  5. A pop up will appear to select the following:
    • A Display Name for the favorite place
    • Enable Email alerts (email must be verified)
    • Enable SMS alerts (phone must be verified)
    • Enable Travel Time alerts to receive daily notifications when traffic exceeds X minutes
    • Schedule days and times to receive alerts
  6. Once finished, click Create Favorite
  7. The favorite icon will turn blue and the route will be saved to your favorites list.

Customize Your 511 Experience

  1. Click or tap the account icon in the top-right corner to access account settings. There are three tabs in the settings module:
    • Profile
    • Alerts
    • Dial-in
  2. Under the Dial-in tab, toggle on the ‘Hear my favorites first when calling 511’ setting.
    • By activating this feature, you will hear about critical disruptions and delays on your favorite routes when calling into CDOT’s 511 phone system
  3. Link up to three (3) phone numbers to use when calling into CDOT’s 511 phone system.

How to Sign up for Project News

COtrip alerts!

     

Interested in signing up for construction project news? Visit subscription.cotrip.org to get started.

Enter your email address, and select the project you want to receive updates and email newsletters from. Updates vary by project, and are sent via an electronic newsletter program called Mailchimp from the project team.

To opt out of receiving these notifications, please locate the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the respective newsletter.

To opt back into receiving these notifications, you will need to sign yourself up again by visiting subscription.cotrip.org.