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Scott Eades


Scott Eades serves as the Caltrans District 5 Director. Scott has a history of building strong internal and external partnerships and brings nearly 30 years' experience working in transportation planning, engineering, and project/program management to this role. He previously served as the Deputy Director for Transportation Planning, Local Assistance, and Sustainability in District 5. Scott also worked at Headquarters as the statewide Senate Bill 1 Program Manager in an acting role in the spring of 2022.

Previously, Scott served as the Santa Barbara US101 Corridor Manager where he worked with internal and external teams to deliver a large ($700 million +) multimodal capital improvement program. In this role, Scott led teams through California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) challenges, Local Coastal Plan Amendment (LCPA) approvals, coastal permitting, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Major Project processes, and the first Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) delivery in District 5.

In earlier roles, Scott worked as a Caltrans Project Manager in District 5, a Transportation Engineer in District 5 Traffic Operations, a Transportation Planner for the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), and a Student Assistant in District 5 Transportation Planning.

Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, both from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and recently completed Caltrans Leadership Training Program II.

In his free time, Scott enjoys spending family time with his wife and three kids, backpacking in the Sierras, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.

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