Rail and Transit Consulting

Transportation Planning and Research

About Rob Bohannan

Robert H. Bohannan has over 23 years of experience in transportation and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arizona State University. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. Rob is locally recognized as a transit planning specialist and an expert in passenger rail history and issues.

From 2011 through 2012, Rob was a subconsultant to Jacobs Engineering Group on two projects: He updated a Transit Feasibility Study for the City of Apache Junction, and he completed a Transit Feasibility Study and a Five-year Transit Implementation Plan for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

From 2012 through 2013, Rob has conducted several research projects for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). As a subconsultant to Wilson & Company, he drafted the Freight and Rail chapter of an MPO/COG Process Manual for ADOT.

Rob managed several small area transportation studies, several transit feasibility studies and air quality sustainability studies as a Senior Transportation Planner for Lima & Associates. He also served as project planner for transit studies as well as small area transportation studies at Lima. He is skilled in all phases of public involvement including presenting information to the public, working with technical advisory committees, coordinating with public and private agencies, and preparing press releases, newsletters, display boards, and other collateral.

For three years prior to joining Lima, he was the general manager of a short line railroad that provided both freight and passenger excursion operations. For another five years, he was the president and general manager of a shuttle service that connected Flagstaff with Phoenix Sky

Rob being interviewed by a reporter for KNXV-TV ABC Channel 15

at Phoenix Union Station on February 9, 2010.

- William Lindley photo

Harbor Airport and also connected the Phoenix area with Amtrak in Flagstaff and served as a through bus connection with interline ticketing with Amtrak.

A native Arizonan, Rob is a lifelong resident of Arizona and is also a director and 2013 President of the Arizona Rail Passenger Association.  Rob represents ARPA on the High Capacity Programs Committee of the Arizona Transit Association.

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About Our Research Project Associates

RHBA retained part-time staff to assist in the conduct of the Specific Service (Logo) Sign Research Study projects during 2012 and 2013. Rob wishes to acknowledge the assistance of each of these men publicly.

CPO Roy A. Burris, III, USNR, conducted field views of Loop 303 in the Northwest Valley and of Interstate 10 and SR 95 in the Yuma area, and gathered census data of businesses that would be candidate highway logo sign program participants. He is a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy Reserves and recently returned from a tour of active duty in the Persian Gulf. Mr. Burris is a PC Support Specialist with the City of Glendale. A third-generation native Arizonan, Roy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Rail Passenger Association.

John Gale conducted field views and candidate business censuses in the Southwest and Southeast Valley. Mr. Gale has 7 years’ of transportation demand management experience as Plan Reviewer and Auditor with the Maricopa County Air Quality Department. John obtained a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Arizona State University and is the author of White Papers of intercity and regional passenger rail service. John has served as Vice-chair of the Phoenix Sister Cities Prague Committee.

Charles B. DCamp, Ph.D., a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa, assisted with the logistics related to the visits with State Department of Transportation personnel and the field views of roadway segments in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin for the Other States’ Programs portion of the research. Dr. DCamp also participated in field views and business census in the Southwest and Northwest Valley, as well as in the Tucson area. Dr. DCamp is Professor Emeritus of Music at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, where he served as Band Director and Department Chair. Dr. DCamp obtained his Bachelor of Science in Music and Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois, and his Doctorate from the University of Iowa. Active in a number of bands, including the Quad City Wind Ensemble, Chuck is also an avid student of genealogy, history, and current affairs.

William F. Hilsmeier, CFI, is a marketing and aviation consultant in Fort Collins, Colorado.  While a resident of Winslow, Arizona, he served on the Winslow - Lindbergh Airport Commission. Mr. Hilsmeier assisted with the field views and business census data gathering in the Flagstaff, Prescott, and Scottsdale, Arizona areas. A former Weather Officer with the U. S. Air Force and research meteorologist with NOAA, Mr. Hilsmeier served in the Colorado Legislature from 1975 to 1981 where he chaired the House Transportation and Energy Committee. He is a Private pilot and certified flight instructor with over 4,000 hours. When he lived in Arizona, Bill also served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Rail Passenger Association.

Contact Rob Bohannan

  • Desk: 602.996.7790
  • Cell: 602.618.5884


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Inaugural Trip on Phoenix's METRO LRT

L-R, Rob Bohannan, Bill Lindley, John Gale, Roy Burris

- William F. Hilsmeier photo

Charles B. DCamp, Ph.D.

William F. Hilsmeier