Agency initiates new focus on innovation and technology in transportation
Austin, TX, October 31, 2018 — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) has named Robert Goode as a new Deputy Executive Director. A licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, Goode is a veteran transportation and infrastructure planning executive with 35 years of experience in city, county, and civil engineering management. In his new role, Goode will manage projects and programs and ensure the agency meets its goals while delivering on its mission of improving the transportation system in Williamson and Travis counties.
“Robert has a proven track record of providing the leadership necessary to deliver innovative and complex projects and programs on time and within budget,” says Mike Heiligenstein, executive director for the Mobility Authority. “Robert has demonstrated a unique ability to navigate government operations to successfully plan, finance, construct, and maintain infrastructure. He brings the right brand of leadership at the right time, and aligns with our agency’s customer-centric focus.”
Goode most recently served as an Assistant City Manager for the City of Austin [link inserted]. Since 2008, he provided direct executive leadership and oversight for the Infrastructure Services Group which includes Austin Resource Recovery, Austin Water Utility, the Corridor Program Office, and the Public Works and Transportation Departments, overseeing more than 2,500 employees. In addition, he provided oversight for Aviation, Code Compliance, and Capital Planning, and served as interim general manager for Austin Energy. During Goode’s time serving in local government, he developed and implemented extensive roadway capital improvement programs ranging from $50M to $1B. Mr. Goode holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho.
“I am pleased Robert will continue focusing on our region’s mobility challenges in this new role and am thankful for his years of service to the Austin community,” said Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk. “I look forward to an ongoing partnership with the Mobility Authority and continued opportunities to work with Mr. Goode.”
In addition to ten years with the City of Austin, Goode has held various leadership positions in public works and engineering in both the public and private sectors, working for such entities as Travis County, the City of Fort Worth, the City of Olympia, Washington, Bury & Partners, Baker-Aicklen & Associates, and Smith & Kangas Engineers.
“I am excited to join the Mobility Authority and apply my experience to meet the varied mobility needs of the residents of Central Texas,” Goode says. “It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to help lead this agency through a critical time in its evolution as an innovative leader of industry best practices.”
About the Mobility Authority
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is a local, independent government agency created in 2002 to improve the regional transportation system in Travis and Williamson counties. The Mobility Authority implements innovative and sustainable transportation options to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in Central Texas. The Mobility Authority operates 183A Toll in Williamson County, 290 Toll in east Austin, the 71 Toll Lane in east Austin, and the MoPac Express Lane in Central Austin. The agency is also finishing construction of the eight-mile 183 South Project in east Austin, and constructing the four-mile SH 45SW toll road between FM 1626 and MoPac in southern Travis and northern Hays counties. For more information about the Mobility Authority, visit www.MobilityAuthority.com.
Dee Anne Heath, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority