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About The District Director

Raymond Wolfe

California Department of Transportation

Dr. Raymond Wolfe 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.

The region is facing continuing growth.  As more people, businesses and vehicles, including trucks, come into the area, the challenges of providing a highway system to meet the region’s growing needs increase.

Prepared to meet those challenges, Dr. Wolfe manages a staff of 1,280 and an operating budget of $181 million.  He oversees all facets of design, construction, operation and maintenance of the state highway system in the greater Inland Empire region.  Dr. Wolfe works in partnership with both regional transportation and local resource agencies to provide a safe and reliable highway network for the traveling public and is the liaison to the statewide Caltrans Director regarding local issues, achievements and opportunities.

Dr. Wolfe began his career with Caltrans in 1991 as a Transportation Engineer.  In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Bridge Engineer.  In 2001, he took on the responsibility to open a new bridge design office in Southern California as a Supervising Bridge Engineer.  He managed the Structure Design implementation efforts related to accelerated bridge construction.  Dr. Wolfe was appointed as the District 8 Director effective October 1, 2008. 

He has broad knowledge and experience in structure design, is very familiar with departmental policies and procedures, and has worked effectively with local partners.  He will bring this expertise and knowledge to the District Director position.  He is actively involved in transportation issues at the national level through the Transportation Research Board and the Strategic Highway Research Program 2.

Dr. Wolfe received his Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.  He is a Registered Civil Engineer and a Registered Mechanical Engineer in the State of California.