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Carrie Bowen

District 10 Director

Carrie BowenAs District Director, Carrie is responsible for Planning, Administration, Project Management, and Maintenance in eight counties in District 10. Carrie has worked for the Department of Transportation for approximately 20 years and was appointed to her position January 2011. Carrie is responsible for approximately 536 employees and 3,547 lane miles. She oversees an annual budget of $121.8 million and $310 million worth of highway construction projects and programs throughout the eight counties.


District 10 is a geographically diverse district lying in the northern San Joaquin Valley encompassing eight counties; three urban counties on the valley floor and five rural counties located in the foothill and mountain region of the Central Sierra. The counties include Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne.


Her vision for the future of transportation in District 10 is to build strong relationships with local partners. Utilize the skills and knowledge acquired through 25 years of diverse experience. Including, skills to creatively resolve issues, motivate employees, manage tasks and deliver a successful program. Continue to strive to improve the quality of California’s transportation systems, improve and enhance the environment and support smart growth and sustainable approaches to resolve our infrastructure needs.


In addition to working at Caltrans, Carrie also served on the staff of then-Assemblyman Jim Costa from 1985 until 1991, advising the assemblyman on a variety of key Central Valley issues including transportation projects and high-speed rail.  In 1991, she began her career with Caltrans as an Associate Environmental Planner and worked on projects preparing complex environmental documents for a number of new freeways and highway improvement projects.

Carrie rose to the position of Deputy District Director for the Central Region Environmental Division overseeing Caltrans' environmental work in 20 counties and staff in four districts. During this time Caltrans prepared for the implementation of NEPA delegation and was instrumental in its success.

In June of 2009 Carrie was on loan to the California High Speed Rail Authority and served as Central California Regional Director.  As a member of the executive management team she advised and assisted the CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority in the implementation of the high-speed train project. Carrie served as the focal point for regional project issues including meeting with state, regional and local elected officials, planning organizations and the general public to resolve problems and efficiently implement project objectives.


As Regional Director, Carrie was responsible for ensuring the high-speed train project in Central California continued forward on the planned schedule and budget by developing and maintaining relationships with local residents, policy makers, Authority consultants and by building strategies for communicating with local advocates to foster their continued involvement and support.

On a personal note, Carrie has been actively involved in improving education. She served as School Site Council Chairman from 1995-2000 and was appointed to the State Center Community College District-Bond Oversight Committee in 2005-2009. She was appointed to the California Oilspill Technical Advisory Committee and served from 1997-2000.