Tim Gubbins New Caltrans District 5 Director

Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty appointed Timothy “Tim” Gubbins as the District 5 Director, overseeing all department functions within San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

“Having worked at Caltrans my entire career, I’m thrilled to accept this position with all of its opportunities and challenges,” said Gubbins. We have a wonderful staff in District 5, who are dedicated to improving transportation mobility and safety for everyone who travels the central coast.”

A licensed civil engineer, Tim has over 24 years of strong experience with Caltrans, serving in a variety of engineering and management positions. His diverse career path has included assignments in Construction, Design, and Special Studies. He has served as the Interim Division Chief of Project Management in the Central Region, and has had several temporary assignments within HQ Project Management.

Prior to being appointed as the District Director, he served as the Deputy District Director for Program Project Management for eleven years.

Tim graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and began his state service with Caltrans District 5 in 1988. Tim resides in San Luis Obispo with his wife and two children.

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