The Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority has appointed public works principal planner Andy Smith to lead the county’s recent voter-approved Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).
As Pinal County voters approved the half-cent sales tax increase last month to fund the county’s 20-year vision, the county is beginning to implement the plan with the appointment of Smith as general manager. Smith, who currently serves as Pinal County Public Works Department’s planning supervisor, has worked in state and county government traffic engineering, safety and transportation for over 25 years.
Part of Smith’s work will include working with board members from the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority to establish by-laws, including the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority, Technical Advisory Committee and the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee.
Smith will also help create by-laws for the establishment of a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) starting with the zero- to five-year plan. He will also coordinate discussions and meetings with governing authorities and work on financial planning.
Smith is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business management. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Troy University.