California Highway & Roads Market Sector Leader @ HDR INC
District Director @ California Department of Transportation
District Director @ Caltrans District 10
University of Hawaii at Manoa
With each challenge I face, I utilize the skills and knowledge acquired through 30 years of diverse experience. Including, skills to creatively resolve issues, motivate employees, manage tasks and deliver a successful program. I continue to strive to improve the quality of California’s transportation systems, improve and enhance the environment and support smart growth and sustainable approaches
With each challenge I face, I utilize the skills and knowledge acquired through 30 years of diverse experience. Including, skills to creatively resolve issues, motivate employees, manage tasks and deliver a successful program. I 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.
As Regional Director for California High Speed Rail, I was responsible for all phases of three sections (1/3 of the 800 mile system) of the first High Speed Train project in the United States. I managed large complex and politically sensitive program. Developed strategies for a comprehensive community relations program to raise awareness, interest, involvement and support for the HST. Successful in building relationships with a variety local, state and federal partners due to my ability to find solutions and resolve issues.
As Environmental Divison Chief at Caltrans, I developed and managed large complex and politically sensitive programs for the Central Region Environmental Division. Under my leadership we successfully delivered one third of the States projects on schedule and within budget.
In addition to working at Caltrans, I 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.
District Director @ As the District Director, responsibilities include planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the state highway system. District 7, includes Los Angeles and Ventura counties, has the second largest workforce of 12 Caltrans districts statewide. District 7 employs nearly 2,500 people with the largest workforce in construction and maintenance, as well as in administration, environmental planning, design, program/project management, planning, external affairs and right of way divisions.
Several regional projects are currently in the planning process or underway which will assist in decreasing congestion and increasing mobility. On average, the District manages 110 to 114 ongoing construction projects valued at $1 billion to $1.5 billion. Through voter approved Propositions 1A and 1B, the state’s transportation bond measures, funding has been allocated to many significant construction projects such as the Golden State and Santa Ana freeways (Interstate 5) Corridor Improvement Projects to add HOV, or carpool, lanes from State Route 134 to State Route 118 in north LA County and from the Orange County line to I-605 in south LA County. Combined, the 18 improvement projects on the I-5 Corridor total $3.2 billion. Other HOV lane projects are in construction on the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10), the San Diego Freeway (I-405) and the first HOV lanes in Ventura County on US-101 from Mobil Pier Road to Casitas Pass Road. From August 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) District Director @ As District Director, responsibilities for Planning, Administration, Project Management, and Maintenance in eight counties in District 10. Including 600 employees and 3,547 lane miles. I oversee an annual budget of 74.6 million and 4.5 billion 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. From January 2011 to July 2013 (2 years 7 months) Regional Director @ In June of 2009 I 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. I 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 my 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. From June 2009 to January 2011 (1 year 8 months) Division Chief Central Region Environmental Division @ Division Chief for the Central Region Environmental Division for the last four years, I am fully responsible for motivating, organizing and directing the multi-disciplinary staff in the division and providing expertise on environmental issues in four districts covering twenty one counties in Central California. The Central Region is the largest environmental division in the state with professional and administrative staff of 180 employees and a division budget of over $15 million dollars. I have assisted in the development and management of large complex and politically sensitive programs since 1998. The Central Region delivers one third of the States projects. From July 1990 to January 2010 (19 years 7 months) Legislative Assistant @ Trained and supervised staff in the organization, functions, and practices of the legislative branch. Handled special projects relating to assembly district including working with local state and federal officials to develop legislation on funding for rural hospitals, prisons, agriculture and water. Managed constituent services program. From 1985 to 1990 (5 years)
BA, Public Administration/Political Theory @ California State University-Fresno From 1978 to 1983 University of Hawaii at Manoa From 1979 to 1980 Carrie Bowen is skilled in: Transportation, Innovation, NEPA/CEQA Expertise, Environmental, Highways, Rail, Sustainability, Contract Management, Policy, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking, Program Management, Planning, Research, Government
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