Mr. MacDonald's 30-plus year career has been split between the private and public transportation engineering and planning sectors. He has directed multifaceted regional councils of governments and metropolitan planning organizations with diverse memberships including local governments, state and federal agencies, military installations, business associations, Native American Tribes, and non-profit groups.
Rob has lead a development and implementation of the administrative functions for a $200 and $35 million local transportation authority. As a professional engineer and seasoned planner, he has worked on projects ranging from Boston’s multi-billion dollar “BIG DIG” to California toll roads to regional transportation plans and major interchanges and corridors. Within the range of assignments, he has managed $100-million capital improvement programs for cities and regions, directed a national award-winning regional transportation planning process and planned and designed a variety of transportation infrastructure projects. He has written articles related to transportation engineering, planning, funding and public administration and has been an invited speaker for various local, state, and national meetings.
Rob has a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Colorado and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston. He is a registered Professional Engineer. His affiliations include the Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Association of Regional Councils, Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and the Association of Defense Communities.
Rob grew up in the Boston area and has lived in Colorado for the last 28 years. He and his wife Kathryn, have four adult children and three grandchildren.