California Department of Transportation

Planning Horizons


The Office of Workforce Development coordinates an educational forum every other month (as well as adding occasional special sessions) called Planning Horizons. Speakers for this forum are selected from both within Caltrans and the Planning community.

If you would like to submit a comment, make a suggestion for future topics, or would like your name added to the mailing list for future Planning Horizons notices, please contact Donna Pulverman.


Session time is 10:00 – 11:30, unless otherwise stated.

Library of Past Planning Horizons Sessions





July 30, 2014 Planning for Sustainability Kate White, Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination, CalSTA
August 27, 2014 NACTO Guidelines Tim Craggs, Chief, Caltrans Division of Design with panelists Katie Benouar, Division Chief of Transportation Planning and Sean Nozzari, Acting Division Chief, Traffic Operations
September 29, 2014
Landscape Architecture Keith Robinson, Division of Design, Landscape Architecture
October 29, 2014 California Transportation Commission Andre Boutros, Executive Director, CTC
November 2014
Division of Research, Innovation, and
System Information
Coco Briseno, Chief, Division of Research, Innovation, and System Information (DRISI)
December 10, 2014
Sacramento Region's New Connect
Transit Card
Lacey Symons-Holtzen, SACOG's Connect Transit Program Manager
January 28, 2014 Sustainability Dr. Steven Cliff, Caltrans Sustainability Assistant Director
February 2015
PIDs Update Marlo Tinney, Chief, Office of Project Scoping and Coordination, Division of Transportation Planning
March 2015
Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities Marilee Mortenson, Office of Regional Planning, Division of Transportation Planning