Chapter 1-44 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Determines road construction priorities. Plans to meet the highway needs of the state and advises the
department on overall transportation needs.
Department of Transportation. Board retains quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, nonadministrative
and special budgetary functions.
Nine members appointed by the Governor. Not all from the same political party. No two appointed
members may at the same time be a resident of the same county. Two members from Area
1(Northeast); Three members for Area 2 (Southeast); Two members from Area 3 (Central); Two
members from Area 4 (Western). A member shall at all times during each respective appointment be a
resident of such area.
Term of Appointment:
To efficiently provide a safe and effective public transportation system.