Lisa Bitzer is the Director of Operations at Via Mobility Services. Via, is a private non- profit, 501-C3 community-based transit agency, serving the Denver metro and surrounding areas. She has been involved in the transportation field for almost 2 decades, serving in a variety of different roles.
Cady has nearly 20 years of multimodal transportation planning experience ranging from municipal planning efforts to county, regional and statewide plans. Cady’s experience includes specific emphasis on optimizing multimodal network connections, including a comprehensive understanding of the interrelationship between land use and transportation and the importance of first- and last-mile connections. Focusing her career on transit, she has vast experience with short-and long-range transit planning, strategic planning, financial assessments, feasibility studies, gap and needs assessments, coordinated human services plans, grant writing, and transit system management. Paramount to Cady’s work are her creative style and personal touch that result in inclusive, community supported and implementable plans that work to close the equity gap and improve mobility for all.
Roberto Rey is the Associate State Director for Multicultural Outreach at the AARP Colorado State office. He is the staff lead for the AARP Colorado State Office Livable Communities outreach. Prior to joining AARP in 1997, Roberto worked 12 years as a community organizer in Chicago with community, disability rights, and leadership development groups—focusing primarily on Direct Action Organizing, grant writing and organizational development.
Jacob Riger is the long range transportation planning manager for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Jacob develops and maintains DRCOG’s Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan, which identifies the major multimodal transportation projects, programs, and services to be provided over the next 20+ years for the Denver region. Jacob’s team is also responsible for DRCOG’s transit, freight, safety, bicycle/pedestrian, and transportation performance management planning activities. Jacob is also a Commissioner and past vice chair of Colorado’s Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission. He has 25 years of public agency and private sector transportation planning expertise across the country. Jacob is the DRCOG ex officio member of the DRMAC Board.
Andrea Suhaka served on the founding Centennial Council, 2001-2008 and then moved on to serve 12 years on the Centennial Planning & Zoning Commission. Also, in 2007, she was elected to the Centennial Home Rule Charter Commission. She is a graduate of the Transit Alliance Citizens’ Academy and was a founding member of Transportation Solutions Arapahoe County. Throughout 2015, she worked with the Affordable Fares Task Force sponsored by Mile High Connects and continues to follow and take part in the Arapahoe County Transportation Forum. She is a Board member of the Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC). She graduated from Douglass College of Rutgers University in 1970 and retired from Girl Scouts – Mile Hi Council in 2007 after a 21-year career. Growing up in New Jersey, Ms. Suhaka bussed to summer jobs in New York City. She is a resident of Centennial, RTD District G. (Term expires 2023)
Krystin has been a Transit Advocate for the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) since 2013 and is working to improve accessibility to transportation for all, especially Persons with Disabilities. As a wheelchair user herself, she brings a unique perspective to her role on the DRMAC Board of Directors.
Bill Van Meter
Bill is the Assistant General Manager, Planning for the Regional Transportation District (RTD). He has been employed with RTD since 1991 and has been in his current position since 2010. Bill has over 31 years of experience in the transportation planning field, with experience in public transit and roadway planning, managing multi-modal transportation studies, Federal Transit Administration New Starts and Small Starts grant funding programs. Bill currently represents RTD as a Commissioner on Colorado’s Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission and as a non-voting Board member of the Denver Regional Council of Governments.