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Malcolm Dougherty is the Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), where he leads the $11 billion organization and the Department’s 20,000 employees who build, maintain, and operate the 50,000 lane miles of California’s world-class transportation system. He is also a member of California’s Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee, which provides project oversight on the seismic retrofit of the state’s toll bridges, including the iconic $6.46 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
During his 20 years with Caltrans, Dougherty has served in several high-profile management positions. Before being appointed Director, he served as Chief Deputy Director, where he advised and assisted the Director with all aspects of Caltrans’ policies and operations. He also served as District Director in the Fresno area. As District Director, he was responsible for Planning, Project Management, and Maintenance for the district’s five counties, as well as the Capital Project Delivery Program for the Central Region, which spans from the Pacific Coastline to Nevada, and from Amador County to Kern County. Dougherty's career also includes management positions in Design, Project Management, Maintenance, and Traffic Operations. Before he came to Caltrans, Dougherty worked for a consultant with a focus on land development and municipal engineering.
Dougherty is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He and his wife Linda have three children.