Liz Babson, Director
As Director of the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), Liz has more than 20 years' experience as a transportation engineer, including 12 years served in the Army National Guard. Liz holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration. She has worked in the public sector for both state and local transportation agencies. Additionally, Liz serves on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) as a member of the Signals Technical Committee.
Liz is pursuing an ADA Coordinator Training Certification because she has a passion to make the city's streets and sidewalks more accessible for all users. In her role as Transportation Director, she is responsible for the department's 425 employees, a transportation system that consists of more than 2,400 street centerline miles, 750 traffic signals, 200,000 traffic control signs and 2,200 miles of sidewalk.
CDOT is responsible for transportation planning and design for the largest city in the state, which currently encompasses 308 square miles and a population of more than 842,000 residents.