Friday, July 20, 2018

From the Director: Making transportation personal, one specialty plate at a time


By John Halikowski / ADOT Director

Who would have imagined offering specialty license plates by the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division would bring more than $10 million in sales? That effort means causes like cancer research, veterans’ services, families of first responders, historic preservation, college scholarships, sports teams’ foundations – to name just a few – have another line of financial support coming their way. I would say that is “making transportation personal, one specialty plate at a time.”

The specialty plate program was established by state law in 1989 and plates are authorized by the Arizona legislature. The plates cost $25. Of that amount, $17 is committed to the benefiting organization that is sponsoring the plate. Specialty plates are available online and at MVD or Authorized Third Party offices. More information can be found at or

I am grateful for the generous support the people of Arizona have shown toward our specialty plate program. Transportation does touch lives in so many ways.  That’s why I believe transportation is personal.


   This post originally appeared on ADOT Director John Halikowski's 
   LinkedIn page. He has led the agency since 2009.


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