Colorado Department of Transportation executive director Shailen Bhatt will step down in December, ending a tenure that was defined by a fierce advocacy for more road money and transportation innovation.
He is the second top leader on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s team to resign as the governor’s second term nears its end. Ellen Golombek last month said she would leave her post as executive director of the Department of Labor and Employment to take a post with a national workforce advocacy agency.
Bhatt, appointed by Hickenlooper in February 2015, will take the president and CEO role at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. The move seems fitting as one of the organization’s goals is to support new technology in transportation systems.