Randell Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), has joined the ITS Blog on ITSdigest.
Iwasaki serves as the CCTA's chief executive and is responsible for the overall management of the Authority, including its projects, programs, policies and procedures, the board-approved budget, and all personnel decisions.
Iwasaki has served the Authority since April 2010. Prior to joining the Authority, he was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in August 2009 as Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). He was with Caltrans for more than 26 years serving in various engineering and management positions. He earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a Master's in Engineering from California State University, Fresno.
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is a public agency formed by Contra Costa voters in 1988 to manage the county's transportation sales tax program and oversee countywide transportation planning efforts. With a staff of twenty people managing a multi-billion dollar suite of projects and programs, CCTA is responsible for planning, funding and delivering critical transportation infrastructure projects and programs that connect our communities, foster a strong economy, increase sustainability, and safely and efficiently get people where they need to go. CCTA also serves as the county's designated Congestion Management Agency, responsible for putting programs in place to keep traffic levels manageable.