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Rob Ayers
Environmental Program Specialist
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443

Ph: (708) 283-3509
FAX: (708) 283-3501
rob.ayers@dot.gov


Education
•    Bachelor of City Planning (University of Virginia)
•    Master of Planning (University of Virginia)

Expertise/Specialty
•    Linking Planning and NEPA (PEL)
•    Indirect and Cumulative Effects
•    NEPA Project Development
•    Facilitation/Dispute Resolution
•    Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
•    Section 4(f)

Professional Associations
•    American Planning Association
•    American Institute of Certified Planners

Professional Highlights
•    Served on FHWA Domestic Wetland Scan and SAFETEA-LU Section 6002 Guidance Team

•    Led interdisciplinary teams to develop Purpose and Need Guidance and Training, Roles and Responsibilities and establishing performance measures for NEPA/404 Merger, as well as utilizing GIS for project decision-making

•    Developed guidance on Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Endangered Species Act, Biological Assessments and Vision Statements, Goals, Objectives and Performance Measures for Comprehensive Transportation Plans

•    Developed expedited environmental clearances for the Safe Routes to School, Low-Impact Bridge, Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, CMAQ and Interstate Maintenance programs, as well as for Categorical Exclusions and the Ecosystem Enhancement Program

•    Assisted in the establishment of the Ecosystem Enhancement Program

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