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John Bulinski

John Bulinski
District 8 Interim Director
California Department of Transportation

John Bulinski is the District Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for District 8 encompassing Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  It is the largest geographically of the 12 statewide Caltrans districts, with four interstates and 32 routes totaling over 7,000 lane miles within its boundaries.

John Bulinski, Caltrans District 8 Interim Director, has more than 25 years of service to the Department of Transportation.  As Interim Director in District 8, Director Bulinski will oversee roadway activities between Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  District 8 is the largest geographically of the 12 statewide Caltrans districts, with four interstates and 32 routes totaling over 7,000 lane miles within its boundaries. Director Bulinski previously served as the Caltrans District 2 District Director in Northern California. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing projects in nine counties and for the maintenance of more than 4,000 lane miles of highway in the second largest geographic district in California since 2008.

Under his direction, District 2 won several prestigious awards including the 2013 Excellence In Transportation Major Structure Award for the Spanish Creek Bridge and the Excellence In Transportation Maintenance Operations or Equipment Award for the Cedarville Cement Treated Recycling Project. Most recently, District 2 was awarded the national Pavement Pioneer Award for the long life asphalt pavement projects along Interstate 5 in Red Bluff and Weed.

Previous to his appointment in District 2, Director Bulinski was the Supervising Transportation Engineer over the Caltrans North Region Project Development Design Office. His vast knowledge and experience in transportation design, construction, project management and highway maintenance has been repeatedly called upon by area professionals, as well as other Caltrans directors across California.

Director Bulinski is a graduate of Humboldt State University and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Director Bulinski and his wife, Jan, have three children—Rachael, William, and Logan and two granddaughters, Ella and Clara. Outside the office he enjoys woodworking, racquetball, softball, fishing, bicycling and camping.