Linda Taira is the Corridor and Special Studies Branch Chief at Caltrans, working to improve traffic flow, enhancing visual recognition and improving safety on the roads. This year Taira helped designate The Arroyo Seco Parkway
as a State Scenic Highway, a National Civil Engineering Landmark, and a National Scenic Byway. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. Taira explains the importance of the Arroyo Seco Parkway to civic engineering history and its impact on surrounding communities.