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SUPERVISING TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER, CALTRANS, RETIRED

I retired in 2005 after 41 years with the California Department of Transportation working in all phases of highway design and construction, hydraulics,  funding, program administration, training, and supervision.  In retirement I continue to travel throughout the state teaching transportation funding and development procedures to cities and counties through training courses administered by Cal State University, Sacramento.  Most of my state career was in the Office of Local Assistance, where I supervised over 120 engineers, technicians, and staff delivering transportation grants in the San Francisco Bay region.  Prior to that I served as Senior and Associate transportation engineer developing a variety of state highway projects ranging from planning and design to final construction. 

EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the UC Berkeley in 1965.  I graduated with distinction from the Navy Civil Engineer Corps officers school at Port Hueneme, California, before serving as a Lieutenant (JG) officer at Cecil Field NAS in Florida.  Past member of the Professional Engineers in California Government, I am currently registered as a California Professional Civil Engineer.

RECOGNITION

During my career I was honored with several awards including: Special US Congressional Recognition, Caltrans Special Recognition, Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Distinguished Service Award, Solano Transportation Authority's Partner of the Year, San Francisco Supervisors’ Certificate of Honor, Federal Highway Administration's Certificate of Appreciation, Caltrans Superior Accomplishment Awards, Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission’s Certificate of Merit.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

I currently enjoy many retirement pursuits including:  photography and computer technology, research and writing, teaching and consulting, travel foreign and domestic, hiking and biking, sailing, shopping and gardening, cooking and cleaning, enjoying married life and those continuous activities with friends and family.

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Rich Monroe
rich@monroezone.net