Goods Movement Policy Manager
San Diego Association of Governments
Christina “Tina” Casgar, has over 20 years of experience in freight transportation/goods movement. In August 2007, Ms. Casgar joined the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) as their first Manager of Goods Movement Policy. The Goods Movement Manager position is unique in that the position is supported by both SANDAG and the Port of San Diego. This newly created position focuses on freight policy, freight funding applications, planning sustainable goods movement and border/corridor infrastructure improvements.
The largest project Tina is working on in our region is the State Route 11 (SR 11) Otay Mesa East Port of Entry (POE); a new land Port of entry on the US/MX border (the current border crossing handles over $42 billion in bi-national trade on an annual basis). She has managed many freight research projects, public information sessions, and policy analysis activities during the first part of her career in Washington, DC; and now continues this work here in San Diego.
Ms. Casgar formerly worked for US Department of Transportation (federal cabinet agency), the Intermodal Association of N. America (Industry Trade Association), the Transportation Research Board (under the National Academy of Sciences), and Global Insight (a freight consulting firm).
Ms. Casgar holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in International Relations, and a Master’s degree in Maritime Policy from the University of Delaware.