Board Information

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 and September - November. 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:

Contact Info:
South Dakota Transportation Commission Office of the Secretary Department of Transportation 700 E. Broadway Ave. Pierre, SD 57501 (605) 773-5105

Mission Statement:
To efficiently provide a safe and effective public transportation system.