Jeff Morales

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ITS Senior Fellow
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Institute of Transportation Studies
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Jeffrey Morales is a Managing Principal at InfraStrategies, LLC. Previously he served as the Chief Executive Officer of California High Speed Rail Authority from May 29, 2012 to April 21, 2017. Mr. Morales served as a Principal Consultant of PB Consult Inc. Mr. Morales served as a Project Manager for the Congestion Pricing Operating Plan for Los Angeles County. He is an expert in strategic planning and program implementation. Mr. Morales, who worked as a Senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff, the Charlotte, N.C.-based transportation construction firm, takes over the high-speed rail project at a critical time. He joined PB after a strong public sector career focused on transportation policy and management. He served as an Executive Director of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) from 2000 to 2004. He has overseen the expansion of the largest transportation program in the State's history and through the development of new policies, greater efficiencies and innovative practices, has helped re-establish the Department as a national leader. At the Chicago Transit Authority, he spearheaded ridership and capital investment improvements and previously held key positions at the USDOT and in U.S. Senate. Prior to his tenure at CTA, he served as a Senior Staff Member with Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review. He served as Program Manager of Major Project Business Unit Interchange Programme at Transport for London (TfL), guiding delivery of a range of projects under development. He serves as a Member of Board of Advisors at Eno Transportation Foundation. From 1996 to 1997, he was Issues Director of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. Internationally, Mr. Morales is known for providing capital investment policy guidance to TfL in the development and implementation of its £10 billion ($18 billion) capital program. He has been Executive Director of California High Speed Rail Authority since May 29, 2012. He is nationally recognized for developing innovative policies and practices resulting in improved productivity and customer service across the federal, state and local agencies he served.

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