Rocky Roads or Smooth Sailing? A Discussion on the State of Transportation in Colorado
with Chris Lubbers, Jill Hunsaker Ryan and Herman Stockinger
Sept. 11, 2018
Doors open at 8 a.m.; program from 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Colorado Mountain College | Edwards Campus
There are few topics that get locals talking as quickly as transportation. What’s happening in regard to transportation in Colorado? How are we funding our roads now and in the future? And how are we dealing with the pressures of local transit needs throughout the valley? Join us for a discussion with state and regional transportation experts, including Herman Stockinger, Colorado Department of Transportation; Jill Ryan, Vice Chair of the I-70 Coalition and Colorado’s Intermountain Transportation Planning Region; a representative from “Let’s Go, Colorado” and local ECO-Transit Director Chris Lubbers, as we explore transportation in Colorado and within Eagle County.
Chris Lubbers, Director of two of Eagle County’s “funnest” departments (Transit and Fleet Services), worked previously in the private sector as Beaver Creek’s Transportation Manager. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Finance. Chris has found work in the public sector very rewarding, “a place where I can use my skills to build culture and pursue continuous improvement,” he said. Chris resides in Eagle, Colorado.
Jill Hunsaker Ryan is a two-term Eagle County Commissioner with a focus on transportation. She is vice chair of the I-70 Coalition, whose mission is to enhance public accessibility and mobility in the I-70 Central Mountain Corridor. She is also vice chair of the Intermountain Transportation Planning Region, which is a collaboration of five mountain counties and CDOT. Commissioner Ryan is also a spokesperson for the Let’s Go, Colorado campaign to increase transportation funding statewide. Ms. Ryan has been a champion for increasing multi-modal modes of transportation such as transit, trails, e-bikes and bike sharing; increasing safety in road infrastructure; and increasing the availability of electronic vehicles and charging stations statewide.
Herman Stockinger joined CDOT in 2000 and has been the Director of the Office of Policy and Government Relations and member of the department’s Executive Management Team for eleven years. Prior to his current position, he served for five years as CDOT’s Legislative Liaison, representing CDOT’s interests at the State Capitol. In addition to his duties as Policy Director, Herman serves as Secretary to the Transportation Commission and this year is serving as the Department’s Deputy Executive Director- a position he holds for the second time.