Assemblymember Jose Medina Recognizes Joseph Tavaglione Appointment to California Transportation Commission

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SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) today announced Joseph Tavaglione has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

“The Inland Empire needs a strong leader to advocate on key ways to improve California’s transportation systems,” said Assemblymember Medina. “I was pleased to offer my recommendation for Mr. Tavaglione. Given his extensive background, I know he will be an effective member of the California Transportation Commission.”

Joseph Tavaglione, 89, of Riverside, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission, where he has served since 2002. Tavaglione has been president of Tavaglione Construction and Development Inc. since 1962. He is a member of the University of California, Riverside Foundation Board of Trustees. The Commission position requires Senate confirmation. Tavaglione is a Republican.

The California Transportation Commission is responsible for the programming and allocating of funds for the construction of highway, passenger rail and transit improvements throughout California. In addition, the Commission advises and assists the Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and the Legislature in formulating and evaluating state policies and plans for California’s transportation programs.