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Gary Gallegos

Former Executive Director
Mr. Gallegos is a transportation professional with 35 years of experience. He is a nationally recognized expert in transportation, land use, regional public policy making, and bi-national planning and
Mr. Gallegos started his professional career with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) serving for 19-years. During his tenure at Caltrans, he worked in planning, design, construction, and
maintenance, completing his service at Caltrans as the District Director for District 11. During his tenure as the District Director, he lead the State’s efforts to implement transportation infrastructure at the International Border with Mexico as the North America Trade Agreement took effect and Mexico became California’s largest export market.
Most recently Mr. Gallegos retired from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) where he served as the Executive Director for 16-years. SANDAG is the leading research, planning, and transportation agency for the San Diego region.
Mr. Gallegos’ accomplishments at SANDAG include overseeing the completion of the Interstate 15 Express Lanes (a $1.3 billion freeway within a freeway), spearheading the acquisition of the State Route 125 toll road, rehabilitation of the light rail system, development of a new Border Crossing that will include innovative bi-nationally tolling, and securing funding and starting construction on the Mid-Coast Light Rail Line (a $2 billion project).

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 8

1:45pm PST


My Moderator Sessions

Wednesday, November 7

2:15pm PST