Contra Costa Transportation Authority appoints new executive director

Timothy Haile (Photo credit: CCTA)

Timothy Haile has been appointed to serve as executive director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), effective Dec. 27, the public agency announced Thursday.

Haile has been serving as CCTA’s deputy executive director for projects since 2017 and has more than 23 years of experience in public works and transportation projects.

He’s credited for delivering CCTA’s capital improvement program, implementing Measure J projects and developing a new Transportation Expenditure Plan. He also managed CCTA innovation programs such as automated vehicle testing and a congestion management plan for I-680.

Prior to CCTA, Haile worked at Michael Baker International as the Inland Empire Transportation Manager. For over eight years, he served as an adjunct professor for the Highway Design Course at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering

“As CCTA’s incoming Board Chair, I am pleased to announce the unanimous decision to promote Tim Haile to Executive Director,” CCTA Board Chair Teresa Gerringer said. “Tim’s dynamic thinking, leadership, proactive management style, technical acuity and ability to work in partnership with numerous stakeholders on large, multidisciplinary projects ensures CCTA’s continued success.”

Voters formed the CCTA in 1988 to manage the county’s transportation sales tax program and oversee countywide transportation planning efforts. It is responsible for planning, funding and delivering transportation infrastructure projects and programs throughout the County and serves as the County’s designated Congestion Management Agency, responsible for putting programs in place to manage traffic levels.

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