New transportation manager takes wheel in Glenwood Springs
Special to The Post Independent
I have always welcomed a challenge. As the new transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs, I am realizing the challenges that the city is facing.
My educational background is in mathematics. I have a bachelor’s degree in math from the University of New Mexico and I just received my master’s degree in applied statistics from the Colorado School of Mines.
I was employed as a traffic data analyst while in graduate school, which provided me with a strong background in traffic research.
I currently live in Carbondale with my husband, Lucas, our dog, Priscilla, and our cat, Portia. I am riding the bus to work daily and if you are a commuter, it is the only way to go!
My goals for this position include creating a better quality of life in Glenwood Springs from a transportation standpoint. This includes lessening traffic congestion, lessening parking congestion and creating attractive transportation alternatives.
I have begun to outline the long-range transportation plan for the city and am attempting to create a long-range bicycle and pedestrian plan as well. I will be active in the Intermountain Regional Transportation Plan as well as the 2030 State Transportation Plan.
I will be working closely with Cathy Tuttle, who is continuing to contract with the city on special projects for the RFTA/City of Glenwood Springs Transportation Marketing Alliance. She will continue to assist the city in marketing the Transportation Demand Management program and will be serving a bigger role in marketing regional transportation matters.
I look forward to the challenges facing me in this new position and know it will take a lot of dedication and hard work.
Through community support, feasible goals and long-term planning, the city of Glenwood Springs will become a more transportation-friendly town. As the TRY Program states: One day at a time, one trip at a time.
Construction report for Glenwood Springs:
There are no scheduled construction projects this week.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act finally signed into law and the Build Back Better Act passed in the House, Congress must continue working for the American people and support our communities across the…