DENVER, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has selected CH2M as one of the consultants to provide program support services for its bold and forward-thinking RoadX Program. With a vision of transforming Colorado’s transportation system into one of the safest and most reliable in the nation, CDOT is collaborating with public and industry partners to harness emerging technology solutions to better connect, transport, commute, integrate, and reduce deaths and injuries on the state’s 23,000 total lane miles of highways and bridges.
Headquartered in Colorado, CH2M brings to the RoadX Program a long-history of collaborating with CDOT on major transportation initiatives as well as local and global expertise in innovative program delivery, policy development, public outreach, technology application, public-private partnerships and small business engagement.
“RoadX is the future of transportation and will redefine mobility and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Colorado,” said Mary Jo Vobejda, CH2M’s RoadX Champion. “CDOT’s vision inspires our transportation team, excites our technology-focused experts and motivates the collaborator in all of us to be part of this exceptional transformation.”
RoadX will employ a multi-pronged DO-IT (deployment, operations, innovation, technology) approach with the objective of being the most efficient, agile and flexible system for bringing transportation technology to market. With plans to implement several efforts along the DO-IT spectrum in the 2016–18 timeframe, CDOT will be partnering with private industry and others to deploy advanced technology to reduce the cost of transporting goods by 25 percent; turn a rural state highway into a zero-death road; and improve congestion on Colorado’s critical corridors.
Supporting the continued economic vitality of Colorado, RoadX will create an environment where industry partners have a direct connection with a state committed to transforming an aging transportation system through the advancement of comprehensive technology solutions.
CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions to clients working on the world’s most complex challenges. CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management solutions for vital infrastructure and resources serving diverse public- and private-sector clients. With $5.4 billion in revenue and ~22,000 people, the firm has offices in 50 countries and four business groups: water; environment and nuclear; transportation; and energy and industrial. Known for managing global events such as the Olympic Games, CH2M ranks among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; number-one in environmental consulting and program management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by independent analyst Verdantix. CH2M in 2016 was selected to receive the World Environment Center’s Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development, and in 2015, received the Stockholm International Water Institute’s highest Industry Water Award for advancing innovative potable reuse technologies. To learn more about the CH2M difference, connect with the firm at www.ch2m.com; linkedin.com/company/ch2m; twitter.com/ch2m; facebook.com/ch2mhill; and search for jobs at www.ch2m.com/careers.