California Department of Transportation
Date: September 17, 2014
District: Headquarters – Sacramento
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060
Caltrans Director Honored With Outstanding Transportation Engineer Award
SACRAMENTO – Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty has been honored with the 2014 Outstanding Transportation Engineer Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sacramento Section (ASCE) for his contributions to the profession of civil engineering and the engineering community of Northern California.
“I am deeply honored, humbled and thrilled to be the recipient of this award,” said Director Dougherty. “It is an incredible compliment to be recognized by your peers, and I thank ASCE for this honor and all it does to advance the profession of civil engineering.”
ASCE’s Individual Awards recognize honorees for outstanding achievements or leadership in civil engineering, or who through their work have supported and advanced the civil engineering profession. The award was presented yesterday evening at the ASCE Individual Awards and Installation Banquet in Sacramento.
Past recipients of this award also include two other Caltrans engineers: Dr. Brian H. Maroney, Caltrans Toll Bridge Program Chief Engineer, and Craig Copelan, retired Chief of the Traffic Safety Research Branch.
Malcolm Dougherty was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to be the Director of Caltrans in May 2012. He leads the $11 billion organization and 19,000 employees who build, maintain and operate the 50,000 lane miles of California’s world-class transportation system. He is also leading an expansive effort in California to modernize the state’s transportation department to meet safety, mobility, equity and sustainability objectives.
Director Dougherty has more than 21 years experience with Caltrans and before becoming Director served as the Chief Deputy, Chief Engineer and Fresno District Director. He also has held management positions in Design, Project Management, Maintenance and Traffic Operations during his career at Caltrans. 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 a sustainable transportation system for the people of California.
The ASCE, Sacramento Section serves the Civil Engineers of Northern California from Stockton to the Oregon border and from the Nevada border to the Coast Ranges. It is divided into four Branches: Capital, Central Valley, Feather River and Shasta.