Transportation engineering


Transportation engineering at the University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to creating a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient transportation system, particularly in terms of road safety, active transportation, and transit. With a campus located in heart of downtown Denver, the city becomes our research lab.

Our research activities combine empirical data and analysis with advanced computational and theoretical methods. Looking beyond what we think we know about transportation in order to uncover more fundamental knowledge requires both a more comprehensive viewpoint than is customary and the ability to embrace the fact that transportation is more complex than our current design approaches dictate. Our work is highly multi-disciplinary with a goal to not only advance the academic literature but policy and practice as well.

Active projects

  • Creating more sustainable urban infrastructures, particularly in terms of road safety, active transportation, and transit
  • Transportation planning and land use modeling
  • Parking
  • Health
  • Street networks

Students interested in transportation engineering may pursue the master of science or the master of engineering.

Associated departments

Planning and Design

Computer Science

Health and Behavioral Science

School of Public Affairs

Construction Management

Structural Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering 

Associated labs

Transportation Research Center


Roxann Hayes

Roxann Hayes, PhD, PE

Senior Instructor, CTT & Academic Advisor

Civil Engineering

Phone: 303-315-7594


Bruce Janson

Bruce Janson, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean

Civil Engineering

Phone: 303-315-7569


Wesley Marshall

Wesley Marshall, PhD, PE

Associate Professor

Civil Engineering

Phone: 303-315-7568