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 

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 Emeritus

Civil Engineering


Wesley Marshall

Wesley Marshall, PhD, PE


Civil Engineering

Phone: 303-315-7568