Transportation and Infrastructure Advisory Board Seeking Applicants

Published on January 07, 2021

In 2019, the voters of Denver amended the City Charter to create the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI). This new department was created to advance an efficient multi-modal transportation system in Denver.

In 2020, the voters of Denver again voted to amend the Charter of the City and County of Denver to create an Advisory Board for DOTI. This board will be comprised of 19 members (6 Mayoral appointees and 13 City Council appointees) and is charged with advising DOTI on transportation policy and operations of the department along with reviewing and commenting on the proposed annual department budget.

Member Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand plans, policies, and projects within the Department of Transportation & Infrastructure.
  • Review and provide comments on the proposed annual budget.
  • Learn how DOTI makes decision on prioritizing equity, trade-offs, and constraints.
  • Become familiar with local transportation issues and make recommendations to DOTI.
  • Study Denver’s transportation and mobility Master Plans (Strategic Transportation Plan, Denver Moves: Pedestrian & Trails, Denver Moves: Transit).
  • Promote travel demand management strategies and encourage use of multi-modal methods of transportation.
  • Promote community involvement and education of transportation issues affecting Denver (e.g. Vision Zero program).
  • Advise DOTI staff on issues related to public involvement on transportation projects with the goal of developing consensus.
  • Attend monthly meetings, and optional regular site tours and trainings provided by DOTI staff.
  • Be a leader within represented community that encourages citizen participation and engagement in furthering DOTI transportation initiatives. 

The Ideal DOTI Advisory Board

In order to assure a diverse and productive advisory board, the ideal board should the comprised of the following:

  • Representatives with a variety of interests, backgrounds, and geographic areas
  • Professionals from transportation disciplines including planning, engineering, transit, nonmotorized, freight, technology, construction, program management
  • Community members who have an interest in transportation as evidenced by training, experience or actions
  • Balance of multi-modal transportation interests
  • Experience analyzing financial documents and budgets
  • Diverse and equitable citizen representation from throughout the City

 

Deadline for submission of applications is January 31st, 2021

View the Application

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