From the Director: Making transportation personal

Highway Traffic

Highway Traffic

By John Halikowski / ADOT Director

Making transportation personal. At the Arizona Department of Transportation, we understand the role transportation plays in our quality of life. You need our transportation system to work when running errands, taking the children to school, or driving to a favorite vacation destination. When some incident like a flat tire or overheated vehicle occurs on our roadways and ADOT comes to provide assistance, you might be surprised. At ADOT, it’s what we do – it’s called making transportation personal.

During high-travel holiday weekends, our crews are stationed on Interstate 17, Interstate 10 and State Route 87 towards Payson to provide roadside assistance. In collaboration with our law enforcement partners at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, our crews change tires, provide fluids for overheated vehicles and, in some cases, an air conditioned vehicle to sit in while waiting for a tow truck. It is a service we have been performing for the last several years to help keep you safe and moving toward your destination.

I want to extend my thanks to our dedicated employees who come to the rescue of stranded motorists around the state. I’m sure it’s comforting to those waiting on the side of the road to see an ADOT truck with its lights flashing, coming to assess the situation and provide assistance. It’s lending a helping hand. It’s making transportation personal.

Director Halikowski

This post originally appeared on ADOT Director John Halikowski's
LinkedIn page. He has led the agency since 2009.