Malcolm Dougherty, Director of the California Department of Transportation, will speak on the current state of transportation in California, and on Caltrans’ forward vision of our shared transportation future; the challenges and breakthroughs which may be just over the horizon, and where it all may lead. His talk will be followed by a brief, moderated question and answer period.
UCB Faculty, Staff, Students, TE Alumni, and researchers are welcome to attend. There will be no charge, but pre-registration is required.
Malcolm Dougherty was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to be the Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in May 2012. He leads the $11 billion organization and Caltrans 20,000 employees who build, maintain, and operate the 50,000 lane miles of California’s world-class transportation system.
Before becoming Director, his career with Caltrans spanned more than 21 years, during which time he has served as Chief Deputy, Chief Engineer, and District Director in the Fresno Area, and has held management positions in Design, Project Management, and Maintenance and Traffic Operations. His focus throughout has been on safety, efficient project delivery, inclusive stakeholder partnerships, and on leading a professional and ethical workforce to provide mobility for the people of California.
Prior to his Caltrans career, Dougherty worked in a consultancy, focusing on land development and municipal engineering. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University.