Morales has resigned as the head of the California Department of
Transportation, a spokesperson for the agency confirmed Jan. 28.
resignation is effective March 1, 2004.
has served as head of the $10 billion, 20,000-employees agency since 2000. He
was an appointee of former Gov. Gray Davis, who was recalled from office in
has a long history in the field of transportation: He formerly served as
executive vice president at the Chicago Transit Authority, according to the
Caltrans Web site. He was also a senior staff member for former Vice President
Al Gore's National Performance Review, the task force to reinvent the federal
government, and served with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Trujillo of Caltrans’ External Affairs Department said Morales was leaving his
post to pursue other opportunities. No replacement has been identified at this