Jim Beil, a 22-year transportation veteran from Caltrans, will join the Orange County Transportation (Calif.) Authority (OCTA) as the new executive director of Capital Programs.
Beil, Caltrans deputy district director of Capital Outlay Programs, will begin his new post at OCTA on Aug. 16. Beil will be responsible for directing the delivery of highway, rail and transit capital projects. This includes high-profile programs such as the M2 Early Action Plan, railroad grade separation projects, Metrolink service expansion, railroad crossing enhancement projects and quiet zones program.
At Caltrans District 12, Beil was responsible for directing Caltrans capital improvement programs in Orange County. He served as the primary contact with federal, state, local, and regional agencies for programming and delivery of transportation projects, maintenance programs and railroad grade separations.
Beil also was the Caltrans lead for all state highway construction administration and contract oversight of state highway projects in Orange County.