San Bernardino & Riverside Counties
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.