Matthew Cugini, PE, Caltrans

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Government Engineer of Merit
Nominated Categories
Other Categories
Awards:

Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award from the Director of the California Department of Transportation.

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Additional Information

Candidate Information

Name:
Matthew Cugini, PE, Caltrans
ASCE Member?:
No
Company:

Caltrans District 12
3347 Michelson Drive, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612

Supervisor:
Education:

B.S., Civil Engineering
M.P.A., Masters in Public Administration

Experience:

Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design)State Route 133 (SR-133) Realignment and Widening
Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design) SR-90 Grade Separation
Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design) SR-55/I-405 HOV Connector
Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design) SR-55/SR-74 Interchange Improvement Project
Sr. Transp. Eng. (Design) I-405 Widening
District 12 CADD Coordinator for 6 years
Acting Office Chief of Design for District 12

Comments:

Matthew Cugini has the respect and appreciattion of his peers and District 12 leadership for his abilities and his dedication to his work.  This nomination is endorsed by Acting Deputy District Director of Capital Program, Lisa Ramsey as well as Project/Program Manager, Adnan Maiah.

Contribution to the Profession:

In his twenty three years of state service at Caltrans, Mr. Cugini has provided valuable service to the engineering profession, the state and its citizens.  He has ensured the timely delivery of many quality transportation projects including current work on the $1.7 billion project to widen fourteen miles of interstate freeway, which currently is in public review.  He provides leadership and mentoring to not only his own staff, but also to local agency staff as well as private engineering staff for projects on the State Highway System.  Mr. Cugini is always willing to step up and take on additional responsibilities as the need arises.  In addition to his other duties, Mr. Cugini has been the District’s CADD Coordinator for the past six years.  Matthew Cugini has earned the confidence of the District 12 Executive Staff and is regularly requested to assist with various tasks requiring both discretion and specialized knowledge.  He is a strong advocate of the Highway Design Standards and ensures that all involved in the project development process not only understand the need for the standards, but also how to integrate the standards effectively into projects for the benefit of all the users of the State Highway System.

Civic:

23 years of design experience benefitting the citizens of the State of California.
Assists in local Boy Scout activities.
Assists in coaching local youth soccer.

Suggested Award Summary:

In his twenty three years of state service at Caltrans, Mr. Cugini has provided valuable service to the engineering profession, the state and its citizens.  He has ensured the timely delivery of many quality transportation projects including current work on the $1.7 billion project to widen fourteen miles of interstate freeway, which currently is in public review.  He provides leadership and mentoring to not only his own staff, but also to local agency staff as well as private engineering staff for projects on the State Highway System.  Mr. Cugini is always willing to step up and take on additional responsibilities as the need arises.  In addition to his other duties, Mr. Cugini has been the District’s CADD Coordinator for the past six years.  Matthew Cugini has earned the confidence of the District 12 Executive Staff and is regularly requested to assist with various tasks requiring both discretion and specialized knowledge.  He is a strong advocate of the Highway Design Standards and ensures that all involved in the project development process not only understand the need for the standards, but also how to integrate the standards effectively into projects for the benefit of all the users of the State Highway System.  Matthew Cugini has the respect and appreciation of his peers and District 12 leadership for his abilities and his dedication to his work.

CEC

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