Kevin Louis TAC Interview

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is a citizen panel appointed by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.  The TAC is a recommending body for transportation planning, construction, and maintenance projects within the county's jurisdictional boundaries.  The TAC annually reviews, updates, and recommends a fiscally constrained five-year transportation improvement and maintenance program.

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with TAC member Kevin Louis and asked him a few questions regarding his experience as well as the importance of transportation project investment in our communities. Mr. Louis has been a resident of Pinal County for the last 17 years, on the Pinal County Transportation Advisory Committee for the last 13 years, and has been in Public Works management for 30+years, the last 17 for the City of Casa Grande as their Public Works Director.

What is your experience in transportation?

Most of my experience is in infrastructure planning, construction, and maintenance.  Early in my career, I did oversee transportation for a ski resort in Colorado and worked closely with the regional bus system, Summit Stage.

What are some of your key priorities for the Transportation Advisory Committee?

To ensure we are recommending projects that have a positive effect on the residents of Pinal County, focusing on quality of life, air quality protection, and positive public interaction.

Do you have a philosophy when it comes to prioritization of the Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program?

I want the improvements to have an impact on as many residents as possible, focusing on regional impacts when possible.

Is there a particular project or investment in your area you are particularly proud of?

It is difficult to single out any one project as they are all needed and there is never enough funding to do everything that needs to be done.

In your opinion, what is the biggest opportunity in Pinal County?

Each community needs to work together to support regional transportation projects and leverage the limited funding available to have the biggest impact possible.  The County is a key link to that cooperative process.