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:
Terms shall expire on April 18 of the fourth year of the term.
Frequency of Meetings:
4th Thursday of the month plus a conference call meeting the 2nd Thursday of the month February - June. September meeting historically is a two day meeting on location including a meeting and a tour. The location varies.
Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:
South Dakota Transportation Commission
Office of the Secretary
Department of Transportation
700 E. Broadway Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
To efficiently provide a safe and effective public transportation system.