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Amanda Alvarado

Amanda Alvarado
Operations Manager – Joint Operations Center

Colorado Department of Transportation
5615 Wills Blvd Pueblo, CO 81008

Email: amanda.alvarado@state.co.us
Office: (719) 562-5550
Cell: (720) 440-3327

Short Bio:  I have been working in the transportation and traffic safety field for just over ten years. The first 8 ½ years were spent as an emergency services dispatcher for the Colorado State Patrol. Then, in December of 2018, I transferred to the Colorado Department of Transportation where I serve as the operations manager for the CDOT dispatch center. Interestingly enough, I am still in the same room with CSP dispatch, as the two organizations work hand-in-hand daily to handle all highway related incidents. We now cover nearly half of the eastern half of Colorado, 28 of the 64 counties. My team and I handle dispatching maintenance crews for a variety of incidents to include: scene protection and traffic control, construction projects, roadway repair and maintenance (including guardrail, signs, striping, and traffic lights), and public messaging on variable message boards and across several online platforms. We also dispatch a safety patrol team that covers our biggest city, Colorado Springs. They assist motorists that are experiencing mechanical issues, out of gas, or involved in crashes.

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