BuildOUT California celebrates Governor Gavin Newsom’s Appointment of Tony Tavares to lead Caltrans!



On Friday, June 17, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Tony Tavares as Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). As Director, Tavares, will oversee Caltrans’ six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration, and the Equipment Service Center.

“Several of BuildOUT California’s Founders have worked closely with Tony Tavares for nearly 15 years” stated BuildOUT California’s President, Paul Pendergast. “Tony has been a leader in the United States for his commitment to the inclusion and engagement of Minority, Women, Disabled Veteran and LGBT businesses as it relates to the planning and construction phases of building out California’s incredibly complex transportation infrastructure” Pendergast went on to say.

Most recently, Director Tavares participated in the launch of BuildOUT California’s Olympic-Mobility series which is a program of our Transportation Working Group (TWG). BuildOUT California was an early supporter of Mr. Tavares for this position, and we thank Governor Newsom for this appointment.