San Bernardino & Riverside Counties 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently  announced that John Bulinski has been appointed District Director for District 8, which serves San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.  He has more than 26 years of service with Caltrans, recently serving as District Director for District 2 in Redding, California.  John Bulinski has been interim Director in District 8, since Director Basem left the position two months ago.

Bulinski has held various positions along the way including Project Manager, working on numerous complicated transportation projects and later, as Design Manager, where he oversaw projects and staff in Districts 1 and 2. In addition, Bulinski has broad knowledge and experience in design, construction, project management, and maintenance and is very familiar with departmental policies and procedures.

Bulinski also worked in the consultant industry for the period between 1996 and 2001. His vision for the District Director position includes developing, fostering, and strengthening cooperative working relationships with District 8’s internal and external partners and the communities it serves.

District Director Bulinski comments, “Though it is difficult to leave my District 2 family, where we accomplished a great many things, I am excited about the opportunity to engage with the employees, local partners and communities in District 8 to improve the transportation systems to enhance the vitality of the Inland Empire.” 

John graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He is a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California and has also received a Project Management Professional credential. John served as Interim District 8 Director from April 1 through July 31, 2015.