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 nearly $10 billion organization and Caltrans 19,000 employees who build, maintain, and operate the 50,000 lane miles of California’s world-class transportation system.
Director Dougherty has 24 years’ experience of with Caltrans and before becoming Director served as the Chief Deputy Director, Chief Engineer, and Fresno-area District Director. He also held management positions in the divisions of Design, Project Management, Maintenance and Traffic Operations. His focus throughout his career has been on safety, efficient project delivery, partnerships with all stakeholders, and leading a professional and ethical workforce to provide mobility for the people of California.
He also serves on the:
Before he came to Caltrans, Dougherty worked for a consultant with a focus on land development and municipal engineering. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He and his wife Linda have three children.
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