Nicholas Farber

Director, High Performance Transportation Enterprise, Colorado Department of Transportation
Nicholas Farber
Nicholas Farber (Nick) is the Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s High Performance Transportation Enterprise or HPTE, a government-owned business and division of the Colorado Department of Transportation. HPTE uses public private partnerships (P3), tolled managed lanes, and other innovative methods to finance and improve Colorado’s surface transportation infrastructure. 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. Nick Farber joined HPTE in 2011 and became the Deputy Director in 2015. He has played a key role in the delivery of nine major Express Lanes projects, including two Public Private Partnerships (P3s) totaling more than $3 billion in project value for the State of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Transportation. Before joining HPTE, Nick worked for National Conference of State Legislatures on innovative finance and other transportation-related policy.

Nick earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and his juris doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.