2020 40 Under 40: Andrew C. Rodgers, P.E.

Aug. 18, 2020
Andrew C. Rodgers, P.E., Assistant Vice President – Construction and Engineering, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
  • One word to describe yourself: Determined
  • Alma Mater: Auburn University (undergrad) and University of North Florida (grad)
  • Favorite hobby: Photography
  • Favorite station or stop that you have ever visited or frequent: Grand Central Station – New York City because the combination of architecture and the volume of vital transportation traveling through the facility is an incredible sight.

Andrew C. Rodgers is the assistant vice president of construction and engineering at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). A licensed professional engineer in the states of Florida and Alabama, he’s a seasoned professional who has shown commitment to JTA since his arrival in September 2010. He uses his education and experience to develop innovative solutions to successfully deliver major transit capital projects. An example of Rodgers’ achievement in his position has been his remarkable rise at JTA.

He first served as the facilities and passenger amenities project administrator and over the course of nine years has elevated from this role to director of construction and engineering. In January 2020, he was promoted to his current role and now serves as a member of JTA’s Executive Leadership Team. His notable achievements include oversight and delivery of several initiatives for JTA.

Rodgers has spearheaded multiple initiatives, including the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center—the new regional multimodal transportation hub—and the construction of the city’s 9,600-square-foot Intercity Bus Terminal. He successfully managed the design and construction on the Southeast and East Corridors as part of the JTA’s First Coast Flyer BRT, which will total 57 miles once completed. He has led construction of sidewalk projects and more than 1,000 bus stops aimed to increase mobility and ADA compliance. He initiated and continues to lead the JTAMobilityWorks program, which includes improvements to 13 roadways and 14 mobility corridors.

Lastly, as the Sustainability Committee Chairman, Rodgers leads the planning and implementation efforts for projects and initiatives aimed at reducing energy costs and environmental impacts, such as the implementation of the JTA recycling program, installation of solar bus shelter lighting, introduction of energy-efficient lighting standards and completion of the Acosta Bridge Lighting project, which included the installation of dynamic color changing LED lighting.

Rodgers implemented a design-build procurement for the JTAMobilityWorks project on Kernan Boulevard to accelerate the construction delivery while maintaining project costs. He and his team successfully delivered this project six months ahead of schedule and within budget.

He is a proud graduate of APTA’s Leadership Class of 2019. His Capstone Leadership Project reflects on his commitment to JTA and innovative spirit: Mobility Through Automation & Connectivity.

“I enjoy the variety of projects and seeing the impact of the improvements to the community...The reward is seeing people proudly using the completed facility and sharing stories about how it has improved their daily lives.”

“I am most proud of the work we have done to construct accessible sidewalks and bus stops. While these are not the largest or most glamorous projects, these improvements provide essential needs for the daily lives of many people.”

“Don’t get too comfortable in one area of focus. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn something new. When someone else backs away from a challenge because it is seen as too difficult or something that is unfamiliar, seek the challenge as an opportunity to make a difference and accomplish something new.”

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