Timothy Haile to take over from Randy Iwasaki as Contra Costa Transportation Authority executive director


California’s Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) has announced that Timothy Haile (above) has been appointed to serve as its new executive director effective December 27, 2020.  Haile served as CCTA’s deputy executive director of projects since 2017 and has more than 23 years of experience in public works and transportation projects.

Haile will be taking over from longstanding executive director Randy Iwasaki, who announced his retirement back in October.

“As CCTA’s incoming board chair, I am pleased to announce the unanimous decision to promote Tim Haile to executive director,” says Teresa Gerringer. “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. Tim and I are both poised to begin our chapter at the helm of CCTA and we are excited to continue CCTA’s legacy as an innovative and collaborative agency.”

As CCTA’s deputy executive director for projects, Haile was responsible for the delivery of the capital improvement program, implementation of projects identified in CCTA’s voter-approved sales tax Measure J, development of a new Transportation Expenditure Plan, as well as other projects funded from grant or other outside sources. He managed CCTA’s innovation portfolio, including partnerships at GoMentum Station, multiple grants from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Innovate 680 program, and all aspects of program and project management.

Haile has been an active leader in the transportation industry and community, serving as the communications chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Managed Lanes Committee and Board Member of the California Transportation Foundation. A testament to his technical expertise in highway design, communication, and presentation skills, Mr. Haile served as an adjunct professor for the Highway Design Course at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona for over eight years.

Prior to CCTA, he worked at Michael Baker International as the inland empire transportation manager, managing the overall transportation program for the region providing exceptional service to local agencies, stakeholders, and the California Department of Transportation. An expert in Caltrans design policies, procedures, and standards for transportation projects, he advised local agencies and stakeholders to navigate the complex project delivery process from project initiation through environmental, final design and construction.

Haile is a registered professional engineer and earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.

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