Champions of Change
Ryan Rice is the Director of Transportation Systems Management & Operations for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) where he is leading efforts to optimize the performance of the existing ground transportation program, getting more out of the system without building new capacity. This includes distributing real-time traveler information to the public where CDOT has pioneered a unique Public Private Partnership to cost-effectively expand real-time traveler information to a mobile smartphone. Over the past year, CDOT has worked closely with urHub to develop a mobile application to bring real-time traveler information to over 100,000 citizen’s smartphones and tablets. CDOT Mobile App provides the most accurate, useful, and accessible traveler information related to speed, road conditions, cameras, and variable message signs on Colorado's highways.