California Department of Transportation

Timothy (Tim) Craggs - District 1 Interim Director


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Tim is currently serving as the Interim District Director until a replacement is hired for Charlie Fielder, who retired on October 1, 2016. Tim is anticipated to serve in this position 3-4 months.

He has most recently been serving as the Chief, Caltrans Division of Design in Sacramento, where he is responsible for the development and implementation of statewide roadway and roadside design standards, procedures and policies in support of the Districts' efficient and effective delivery of transportation improvement projects.

A licensed Civil Engineer, Tim earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California at Davis in 1979 and went to work for Caltrans in their San Francisco District Office shortly thereafter. Tim's 37-year career with Caltrans includes stints as a project engineer in design, resident engineer in construction, and policy development and liaison engineer in their headquarters Special Funded Programs.

He enjoys golfing, and camping and traveling with his wonderful wife of 38 years, Gayle, their son Matt, daughter-in-law Shahla, two-year old grandson Cyrus, and daughter Monica. The Mendocino coast has been the prime vacation spot for Tim since his childhood, and he is so happy that his family shares his love of the North Coast. He also enjoys professional sports, with the SF Giants and 49ers, and the Sacramento Kings and Rivercats as his teams of choice.

Tim is looking forward to the opportunity of serving as the Interim District Director of District 1, learning the realities and challenges the districts face on a daily basis, and experiencing the rewards of delivering transportation improvement projects which bring value to the people of the North Coast, California, and beyond.