Biography

Rob Dingess has worked on federal and state transportation policy for the past 15 years. After a stint on Capitol Hill as a legislative aid, Mr. Dingess spent nine years as Director of Government Relations for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). While there he developed a proposal to create a new Roadway Safety Program that would strategically direct funds to improve roadway infrastructure safety. After working that proposal through the Association’s policy process, he presented the initiative to then Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta. The Secretary liked the idea and that program was included in President Bush’s reauthorization proposal as the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). Enacted in 2005, the Obama Administration’s budget proposal recommends doubling the size of the program as part of their reauthorization proposal to update SAFETEA-LU. 

 
In 2006, Mr. Dingess left ATSSA to start Mercer Strategic Alliance, Incorporated. He provides government affairs assistance to coalitions and companies on a number of transportation-related issues. A graduate of Brigham Young University, he is currently working on a Masters degree in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics at George Mason University. 

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