City of Boulder names director of transportation and mobility

Nov. 12, 2019
Carlos Hernandez has been chosen for the role. 

The city of Boulder, Colo., has named Carlos Hernandez as the city’s transportation and mobility director starting Jan. 13, 2020, following a national search 

“Mr. Hernandez’s background in city planning and engineering provides an opportunity for the city to build on its strong mobility foundation and to work with the community to implement the next evolution of transportation and mobility to prepare for Boulder’s future,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “His experience with mobility issues in Colorado and around the nation positions us well to maintain the current infrastructure as we also prepare for new standards in mobility.”  

Hernandez is one of Colorado’s leading transportation planning professionals, combining more than 20 years of experience implementing complete streets, regional transit and multimodal transportation systems. He previously partnered with the community and city of Boulder staff on the Chautauqua Access Management Plan, East Arapahoe Transportation Plan and the 30th Colorado Corridor study. 

Hernandez also worked for a decade with advocacy organizations, city of Denver staff and neighborhood groups to implement the Denver Moves Mobility Plan, neighborhood-based vision zero plans and high capacity transit projects in downtown Denver. 

Hernandez is a certified planner and transportation planner. He graduated from the University of Colorado Environmental Design program with a degree in City, Urban and Regional Planning. He has led teams on transformative transportation projects in Aspen, Colo.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Jackson, Wyo.; Redmond, Wash.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. As Boulder’s Transportation and Mobility director, Hernandez will oversee transportation planning and operations, project management, transportation maintenance and airport operations.