Rod Lane is the District Engineer of the ADOT SouthCentral District. The SouthCentral District encompasses Tucson, Marana, Nogales, Sierra Vista, Casa Grande, Sonoita and more. Rod attended the University of Arizona and he started his career at ADOT in 2005. Rod was the Chief Engineer of the Downtown widening project, and then spent 2 years in Globe as the District Engineer. In 2013, he came back to Tucson as the District Engineer and has been leading ADOT's vision in the SouthCentral District of becoming the safest, most reliable transportation system in the nation ever since.
Tom McGovern: A graduate of the University of Arizona, Tom has more than 40 years of experience in the design and management of civil engineering and surveying projects for both public and private sector clients. Tom is experienced in the design and management of major roadways under local, state, and federal-aid criteria, as well as citizen participation programs under federal-aid/EIS requirements, as well as Tucson's and Pima County's roadway development processes. His background also includes flood control projects, hydraulic and fluvial studies, bank protection design, and FEMA Flood Insurance Studies.
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), approved by the voters May 16, 2006, provides for a half-cent sales tax increase in Pima County in order to build consensus among regional jurisdictions and to implement the 20-year, $2.1 billion regional transportation plan. Tom was a member of the (RTA) Citizen Advisory Committee, where he supported the RTA and spoke to other professional organizations on the importance of this plan to the community. This was not Tom’s first venture into lobbying for our industry. In the past 25 years, he has been involved in five such initiatives