The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has selected David Krutsinger as the new Director of its Division of Transit and Rail.
Created by legislation in 2009, the Division oversees the statewide transit program, which promotes, plans, designs, finances, operates, maintains and contracts for transit services such as the
interregional bus service. It also helps fund local transit projects that are awarded to more than 65 agencies around the state each year.
The Division also is working with the newly-created Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission to advance passenger rail and fixed-guideway transit concepts along the Interstate 25 Front Range and I-70 Mountain corridors.
“I’m excited to continue CDOT’s mission as the Division’s second director,” said Krutsinger. “The scope is large, but integrating transit and rail elements into the state’s transportation system will be good for statewide mobility and economic vitality. While the Division is fairly new, the mission is not. I’m looking forward to joining a team of knowledgeable and experienced, professional staff.”
Krutsinger replaces the recently retired Mark Imhoff.
Prior to CDOT, Krutsinger had a wide range of experience working with rural, resort, and urban transit systems across Colorado. In addition to serving as a senior planner on many corridor studies, he was a manager at RTD who worked on several of the FasTrack lines.
“David has over 25 years of experience in transit and transportation, both in the public and private sectors, and has held numerous other positions that make him well qualified to assume this position and lead the Division,” said CDOT Executive Director Michael Lewis. “This Division has the full support of the transit and rail community and David will continue to help CDOT to be strategic in promoting and implementing rail and transit mobility around the state.”
Krutsinger grew up Boulder, CO. and received Master of Science and Master of City Planning degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.