“Mr. Goins will do a great job leading our transportation programs in Southeast and Southwest Alaska,” said Commissioner Ryan Anderson. “He has a proven record of accepting challenges and solving problems.”
Goins started at DOT&PF in 2014 working on infrastructure projects after nearly a decade of engineering experience in Oregon. He is a licensed Engineer, and earned his degree from Oregon State University in 2006.
The position was previously held by Lance Mearig, who is leaving state service. “We wish Lance the best and appreciate his contributions to Alaska’s transportation system,” Anderson said. Mearig started working at DOT&PF in 1982 and led a 35-year transportation career with both public and private sector experience.
The Southcoast Region stretches from Ketchikan to Adak, a span of over 1,800 miles. The region contains 1,859 highway lane miles, 186 bridges, 44 airports, and 20 maintenance stations. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, nine ferries serving 33 communities, over 5,600 miles of highway, and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska.