AASHTO Journal, 19 September 2014
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty was honored this week with the 2014 Outstanding Transportation Engineer Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sacramento Section. Photo courtesy Caltrans.
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty was honored this week 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 Dougherty said in a statement. “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 Tuesday evening, Sept.16, at the ASCE Individual Awards and Installation Banquet in Sacramento.
Dougherty was appointed in May 2012 by Gov. Brown to lead Caltrans, which features an $11 billion annual budget and 19,000 employees who build, maintain and operate the 50,000 lane-miles of California’s world-class transportation system.
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.