Past Issues Archive

The Inside Lane is published monthly for the employees of the Arizona Department of Transportation by the Internal Communications group of the ADOT Communications Division.

The Inside Lane - September 2019 cover

The Inside Lane - September 2019

Learn how MVD Super Heroes prepare for a new computer system. Read our special 45th anniversary coverage. Meet the Leader of the Year, Kyle Ulibarri. Discover how Tucson Maintenance’s 5S project sees cost savings.

The Inside Lane - August 2019 cover

The Inside Lane - August 2019

Discover how ADOT employees reunited a lost dog with her owners and learn about the new training for front-line employees. See how driver behavior is key to safer roads and read our special 45th anniversary coverage.

The Inside Lane - July 2019 cover

The Inside Lane - July 2019

Reminisce about ADOT’s beginnings 45 years ago.Learn how to stay safe during dust storms. Read about ADOT employees’ favorite memories. Meet the Safety Message Contest winners.

The Inside Lane - June 2019 cover

The Inside Lane - June 2019

Meet babies who come to work with their parents at ADOT. Read how the Mobile MVD serves customers. Take a look back with ADOT's first female engineer. Learn how a new tool makes shoulder repair faster and safe. Discover how a small change results in big water savings.

The Inside Lane - May 2019

The Inside Lane - May 2019

See how ADOT firefighters train for aircraft fires. Meet Rusty Crerand, who troubleshoots public inquiries. Learn about the new #ADOTLeads training program. Read how ADOT rest areas are conserving water.

The Inside Lane - April 2019

The Inside Lane - April 2019

See how ADOT weathered a historic storm. Discover how to make work zones safe. Learn how crews improved Douglas Maintenance work area.

The Inside Lane - March 2019

The Inside Lane - March 2019

Learn how I-10/Ina Road improvements provide big benefits. Discover how MVD makes it easier to access services. Read about ADOT leading Arizona’s fleet consolidation. Meet Customer Service Award winner Quinn Farol.

The Inside Lane - February 2019

The Inside Lane - February 2019

Read about first-in-nation wrong-way driver detection. Discover how ADOT employees helped homeless veterans.Travel back to 1931 when license plates were made from Arizona copper. Learn about new employee learning system. Meet Safety Award winner Det. Earl Fisher.

The Inside Lane - January 2019

The Inside Lane - January 2019

Read about ADOT employees' heroics. Meet new K-9s Dona, Hank and Pueblo. Discover how a backlog was reduced by 95%. Know why TSMO won two national awards.Learn driving safety tips from children.

The Inside Lane - December 2018

The Inside Lane - December 2018

Read about South Mountain Freeway construction. Find out about the new Public Safety Fee. Meet Employee of the Year Tyler Hartung. Learn about the new Google mail and calendar. Discover how updates to AZ511 make travel easier.

The Inside Lane - November 2018

The Inside Lane - November 2018

Learn how teamwork is key to successful US 89 emergency repair. Read about Sunset Point Rest Area’s memorial to fallen employees. See photos of ADOT employees in purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Meet the Team of the Year, Payson Maintenance Unit. Discover how rail ties are preventing parking lot incidents.

The Inside Lane - October 2018

The Inside Lane - October 2018

Learn how Safety Stand Down Day training prepares employees for hazards. Discover how the I-40 Devil Dog project moves at lightning speed. Meet the 2018 Leader of the Year Nina Makarenko. See how ADOT’s Procurement Resource Center team’s changes get big results.

The Inside Lane - September 2018

The Inside Lane - September 2018

Find out everything that went down at ADOT’s recent leadership conference. Get details on the newest installment of Direct Connect. See how TIM training prepares employees for emergencies. Learn about a BIG effort undertaken by ADOT’s Interstate Signing crew. Go back to the 1980s — a time when ADOT was just starting to use computers.

The Inside Lane - August 2018

The Inside Lane - August 2018

Meet Hugo and Santos, two dogs who now work for ADOT. Learn how ADOT employees collect data for the annual Crash Facts report. Take a peek at Roadside Development’s process as they design landscape architectural details. See how some simple lighting changes added up to big savings. Take a trip back to the Highway Hawk’s heyday!

The Inside Lane - July 2018

The Inside Lane - July 2018

Read a message from the director focused on agency accomplishments. Learn about what happened during the recent legislative session. See photos from the Green Shop Award presentation in Yuma. Check out the before-and-after photos from a 5S project in Needle Mountain. Travel back to 1977 and read how pavement friction testing was conducted back then.

The Inside Lane - June 2018

The Inside Lane - June 2018

Read about a new agreement that’s making projects easier. Find out why ADOT maintenance crews ended up behind the walls of Perryville Prison. Learn about the role ADOT plays in a national winter maintenance research group. Check out photos of the “old MVD building” back in the 1930s.

The Inside Lane - May 2018

The Inside Lane - May 2018

Read how ECD officers in Douglas responded to a HAZMAT situation. Get details on a major landscape project involving crews from across the Central District. See some seriously impressive before-and-after photos from a recent 5S project. Find out who is taking home the Green Shop Award this year. Learn how ADOT impressed a classroom of kindergartners.

The Inside Lane - April 2018

The Inside Lane - April 2018

Find out what happened as a result of last year’s survey results. Click the links on two new videos! One features a sit-down chat with the director, and the other talks to coworkers from around the state. You’ll want to hear what they’re saying! Learn what improvements employees were making back when most ADOT-ers didn’t even know how to pronounce the word “kaizen."

The Inside Lane (cover) - March 2018

The Inside Lane - March 2018

Get a project update on SR 88, learn about a new partnership that’s bringing efficiency and cost savings, find out what’s new with the Grand Canyon State Logo Signs program and go way back to 1956 when ADOT hired its very first woman engineer.

The Inside Lane - February 2018

The Inside Lane - February 2018

In this issue, read about the ADOT team that keeps our freeways looking pretty, see how the 5S method has transformed the Holbrook maintenance yard, learn about the employees working to install high-definition traffic cameras around the Valley and go back to the 1970s and see what MVD employees were wearing to work each day.

The Inside Lane - January 2018

The Inside Lane - January 2018

In this holiday edition, read Director Halikowski’s letter to Santa, check out photos from the safety calendar award ceremony, get an update on the Adopt an Angel program and take a look back at the Grand Canyon Airport’s past.

The Inside Lane - December 2017

The Inside Lane - December 2017

This issue is filled with all the news you need to know, including an overview of an upcoming safety campaign and a quick update on some important PDCA projects. Find an article focused on what to know when driving a state vehicle and take a look at photos of the ServiceArizona website back when the World Wide Web was young.

The Inside Lane - November 2017

The Inside Lane - Oct./Nov. 2017

Find answers regarding open enrollment. Learn about a new process that makes accessing record drawings much easier. See lots of photos from Safety Stand Down Day. See even more photos of ADOT employees wearing purple in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Discover how ADOT mapped out the state’s highway system in the 1970s.

The Inside Lane - September 2017

The Inside Lane - September 2017

Take a look at some recent MVD accomplishments and find out what’s in store for the future. Learn how a simple step has increased the number registered organ donors. Read about a new study under way focused on women in ADOT’s workforce. Find out ADOT’s connection to Sonny and Cher!