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Deputy District Director of Environmental Planning

RONALD J. KOSINSKI



  

As Deputy District Director for Environmental Planning, Mr. Kosinski has provided valuable environmentally oriented leadership to the agency for more than four decades. He credits the dedication, knowledge and skills of his staff in responding to public guidance and moving mobility improvements through the environmental process.

In his current position, Mr. Kosinski manages 100 multi-disciplinary professionals who develop environmentally sound transportation projects in the Los Angeles and Ventura region. His division is responsible for securing timely environmental approvals for the High Desert Corridor, projects on SR-1, all elements of the I-5 widening, proposed improvements to I-710, carpool lanes on US. Route 101 in Ventura, the Alameda Rail Corridor and a wide range of other improvements.

During his 50 years at Caltrans, Mr. Kosinski completed environmental documents for transportation projects costing in excess of $20.8 billion. He was also functional manager for Orange County carpool lane projects and has been instrumental in improvements on numerous routes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The division has recently collaborated with the Nature Conservancy on the restoration of 50 acres of Santa Clara River habitat as mitigation for bridge replacement projects in west Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including a fish passage proposal that would restore the steelhead trout migration to Solstice Creek in Malibu.

Kosinski, is married with one son and two very entertaining granddaughters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography from California State University at Long Beach and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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