California Leads Nation with $40 Million in Federal Infrastructure Grants Friday, July 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California has been awarded four grants totaling a nation leading $40 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), as announced today by the U.S. DOT and by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)...

Caltrans ‘News Flash’ Takes You on a Tour of the I-80 SMART Corridor in the Bay Area Friday, July 29, 2016

OAKLAND – In the latest Caltrans News Flash, you’ll see how we are using technology to help ease the commute in the Bay Area...

California Achieves Safety Training Milestone Friday, April 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO - As part of their commitment to increased roadway safety, California transportation entities recently completed their 500th Traffic Incident Management (TIM) responder training session ..

Old Bay Bridge Lives on Through Art and Recycling Monday, April 18, 2016

OAKLAND - Caltrans is carefully and steadily demolishing the old east span of the Bay Bridge. ..

Construction Crews Make Significant Progress on State Route 3 in Trinity County Thursday, April 14, 2016

REDDING - In this Caltrans News Flash, join District 2 Public Information Officer Becky Alexander for a look at the massive slipout that occurred on State Route 3 in Trinity County. ..

Caltrans Heroes Honored with State’s Highest Honor for Public Servants Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO—Four California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) employees who showed courage in the face of danger were presented with the Governor’s State Employee Medal of Valor Award. ..

Caltrans Partners with Waze Connected Citizens Program Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans today announced a new, free data-sharing partnership with Waze (http://www.waze.com), the navigation app powered by drivers, in which each will share data to provide the public with better traffic and road information. ..

Caltrans Launches Employee BikeShare Program Monday, April 4, 2016

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans continues to reduce its carbon footprint through the launch of its employee BikeShare Program, which makes on-site bicycles available for staff as a transit option. ..

Caltrans Looking To The Sun For Transportation Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO—California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty today signed a letter of intent with the Province of Noord-Holland (Netherlands) Vice Governor Elisabeth Post, MMC to look at sustainable options for capturing solar energy in transportation infrastructure. ..

Caltrans Charters New Innovation Group Thursday, March 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration leaders today signed a charter establishing the California State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC), which will serve as a forum for advocating and overseeing the rapid deployment of innovations in the transportation sector. ..

District 2 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

REDDING – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

District 4 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

District 7 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

Caltrans Pioneers Revolutionary Surveying Technology Friday, March 18, 2016

MARYSVILLE – It’s not the future. It just looks like it! ..

District 8 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

SAN BERNARDINO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

District 12 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

District 10 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

District 3 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

District 1 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

EUREKA – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

District 5 - CTC Allocates $170 Million to Improve and Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, March 18, 2016

SAN LUIS OPIBPO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $170 million in transportation funding to 49 projects around the state. ..

Caltrans Announces Four Firms to Manage Road Charge Pilot Accounts Thursday, March 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans announced today that four firms have been selected to provide account management services to volunteers in the California Road Charge Pilot, which is scheduled to launch this summer. ..

Caltrans Urges Public to ‘Protect Every Drop’ Via Statewide Stormwater Campaign Wednesday, March 9, 2016

WEST SACRAMENTO – In the latest Caltrans News Flash, you’ll get an in-depth look at “Protect Every Drop,” Caltrans’ new multi-year stormwater campaign.  ..

Avalanche Prone Section Of State Route 89 Over Emerald Bay Reopened To Motorists Friday, March 4, 2016

EMERALD BAY – In this Caltrans News Flash, you’ll get an up-close look at the South Lake Tahoe area maintenance crew in action as they clear a large amount of snow, 14 feet high in some areas, to reopen State Route 89 over Emerald Bay to motorists.  ..

Caltrans Launches New Stormwater Pollution Prevention Campaign to Help Reduce Highway Pollution Runoff Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today unveiled its new stormwater public education and outreach campaign “Protect Every Drop” to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution, and encourage motorists to reduce the pollutants that affect water quality in California’s streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters, keeping them drinkable, swimmable and fishable.  ..

Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan Monday, February 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans invites the public to help shape the state’s transportation future by offering input and comments on the California Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP 2040).  ..

Caltrans Smooths the Way for Super Bowl 50 Friday, February 26, 2016

OAKLAND — In this News Flash, we see how Caltrans worked with our partners to prevent the Super Bowl Sunday traffic from overwhelming Bay Area highways and keep traffic moving smoothly.  ..

Caltrans Gives Tips for Reducing Water Pollution During Rainy Season Wednesday, February 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO — As we head further into the rainy season and await more of the heavy rains predicted as part of “El Nino,” there are several steps that Californians can take to reduce the pollution that runs off cars and highways and causes increased stormwater pollution.  ..

California Department of Transportation Launches California State Rail Plan Tuesday, February 16, 2016

OSACRAMENTO — Caltrans is beginning work on the next California State Rail Plan, which will provide the framework for California’s rail network and set the stage for new and improved rail and community connections in the state for the next 20 years.  ..

Caltrans Advances Plans to Remove Old Bay Bridge Wednesday, February 10, 2016

OAKLAND – Thursday, Caltrans engineers will ask a Bay Bridge budgetary oversight panel to approve the final three-year demolition plan that includes more implosions like the November controlled blasts that brought down Pier E3, the largest underwater pier from the old Bay Bridge.  ..

New Wash Racks Help Caltrans Recycle Water Year-round Friday, February 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO — In this News Flash, learn how Caltrans is being “water smart” all year long with our new truck wash racks at the Peddler Hill Maintenance Station east of Sacramento.  ..

Caltrans Announces Completion of Latest Round of Projects to Streamline Operations Monday, February 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans announced today it has concluded work on nine projects that changed practices, improved processes and reduced delays from wasteful or unnecessary practices, through its innovative Lean 6-Sigma program.  ..

Truss Takedown on Old Bay Bridge Planned for Feb. 4 Friday, January 29, 2016

OAKLAND – In this Caltrans News Flash, you’ll get an advance peek at how Caltrans will remove the first of 19 trusses on the old east span of the Bay Bridge.  ..

Return lf the Bay Bridge Lights for the Super Bowl Thursday, January 28, 2016

OAKLAND - In this Caltrans News Flash, we get the latest on the Bay Lights art project on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.  ..

Caltrans Responds To El Niño-Caused Landslide On Major Connecting Route Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TRINITY COUNTY - In this Caltrans News Flash, Caltrans maintains traffic control and protects motorists from falling debris at the site of a landslide that closed State Route 299 – a major east-west corridor that connects more than 130,000 Californians on the coast to Interstate 5 – for approximately 48 hours. ..

CTC News Release : State Body Slashes Trensportation Funding Friday, January 22, 2016

Yesterday, the California Transportation Commission (Commission) approved a reduced estimate of projected funding available for the state’s transportation program by $754 million over the next five years. ..

Volunteers Needed for California’s Road Charge Pilot Friday, January 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO — California is actively seeking 5,000 volunteers to take part in a free study that could shape the way drivers are charged for road usage. ..

Caltrans Clears 20-Ton Boulder from U.S. Highway 50 With Controlled Detonation Thursday, January 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO — What do you do when a 20-ton boulder slides down the hill and blocks a rugged rural road in winter weather? ..

Caltrans’ Retro-Reflective Signs Increase Safety, Reduce Costs Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans is installing retro-reflective signs which provide a double bonus for the public – they’re illuminated by motorists’ headlights, making them more visible than traditional signage, and don’t require electricity. ..

Caltrans Awarded Safety Grant For Traffic Data Collection Wednesday, December 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans will replace its current traffic data capturing equipment to better collect information and digital images on the State Highway System, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ..

Floodcast Exercise Helps Caltrans Stay Sharp For Real-Life Crises Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO — In this Caltrans News Flash, you’ll go behind the scenes at Floodcast 2015, a simulated flood event that served as a statewide disaster preparation drill. ..

New Winter Edition of The Mile Marker Marks One Year for the Caltrans Performance Report Friday, December 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO — The latest installment of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, released today, marks a full year of publication for the quarterly report detailing how well Caltrans is meeting its performance measures and goals. ..

Winning Ideas Chosen in CALTRANS' $25K Find a New Way Innovation Contest Friday, December 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans today announced the winners of its Innovation Contest, awarding a total of $25,000 to four individuals. ..

Environmental Monitoring of the Pier E3 Implosion Thursday, December 17, 2015

OAKLAND — Protecting the environment and safety were at the forefront when it came to planning for the recent demolition of Pier E3 of the old Bay Bridge. ..

Demolition Plans for Remainder of Old Bay Bridge Move Forward Wednesday, December 16, 2015

OAKLAND — At a meeting tomorrow of the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC), Caltrans engineers will outline plans for the next phase in demolition to the Old Bay Bridge. ..

District 7 - Nearly $154 Million Allocated To Improve And Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, December 11, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 27 projects, valued at nearly $154 million, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking, walking and transit. ..

District 6 - Nearly $154 Million Allocated To Improve And Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, December 11, 2015

FRESNO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 27 projects, valued at nearly $154 million, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking, walking and transit. ..

District 12 - Nearly $154 Million Allocated To Improve And Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, December 11, 2015

IRVINE — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 27 projects, valued at nearly $154 million, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking, walking and transit. ..

District 3 - Nearly $154 Million Allocated To Improve And Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, December 11, 2015

MARYSVILLE — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 27 projects, valued at nearly $154 million, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking, walking and transit. ..

District 10 - Nearly $154 Million Allocated To Improve And Maintain California’s Multimodal Transportation System Friday, December 11, 2015

STOCKTON — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 27 projects, valued at nearly $154 million, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking, walking and transit. ..

New Crosswalk Safety Feature to be Demonstrated in Sacramento Thursday, December 10, 2015

REDDING — Safety is Caltrans’ highest priority, including the safety of pedestrians. ..

As Holidays Begin, Don’t Forget Critical Driving And Safety Tips Tuesday, November 24, 2015

EUREKA — The holidays are a busy and bustling time, which can lead to distracted driving and other consequences that will make your holiday season not so bright. ..

Old Bay Bridge Pier E3 Implosion Proves Successful Tuesday, November 24, 2015

OAKLAND — Today, Caltrans reported that initial analyses of the implosion of Pier E3 indicate that the “bubble curtain” was effective in protecting fish, that birds and wildlife were unharmed and that the impact on water quality was less than what had been deemed acceptable. ..

Caltrans Keeps Close Eye on Slides at Last Chance Grade Wednesday, November 18, 2015

KLAMATH — In this Caltrans News Flash, Public Information Officer Eli Rohl talks about the key features of a new, advanced, and multi-faceted system being used to monitor landslide activity at Last Chance Grade...

Largest Pier of Old East Span Imploded Saturday, November 14, 2015

OAKLAND—Today, the largest of the piers of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s old east span was removed from the Bay through a careful and extensively planned implosion...

Test Blast of Pier E3 Implosion Highlights Collaborative Effort Thursday, November 12, 2015

OAKLAND—Caltrans gives an inside look at the test blast being conducted by the demolition team and traffic control plans of the California Highway Patrol, in preparation for the implosion of Pier E3 of the old Bay Bridge. ...

Caltrans "News Flash" Shows How It Responds To A Major Mudslide Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BISHOP - In this News Flash, Caltrans shows the response to the Kern County State Route 58 mudslide that occurred on Oct. 15, 2015. ...

Caltrans Orders 14 New Diesel-Electric Locomotives For AMTRAK Pacific Surfliner Route Friday, November 6, 2015

SACRAMENTO - In an effort to provide cleaner and faster travel for Pacific Surfliner rail passengers, Caltrans will be purchasing an additional 14 high-performance, diesel-electric locomotives from Siemens, with deliveries beginning in late 2018. ...

Final Preparations Underway For Bay Bridge Implosion Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OAKLAND - Extensive preparations are underway in the San Francisco Bay as Caltrans works to put the final pieces in place to implode Pier E3 of the old Bay Bridge on Nov. 14. ...

Pier E3 Implosion Planned for Saturday 11/14 Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OAKLAND - Today, Caltrans announced that the implosion of Pier E3 is scheduled take place on Saturday 11/14, one week later than previously planned. ...

Caltrans Launches New Focus on Bicycles and Pedestrians Tuesday, October 27, 2015

San Diego – Caltrans announced today the launch of the planning process for the first California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (CSBPP). ...

California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects for 2015 Active Transportation Program Friday, October 23, 2015

Los Angeles – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. ...

California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects for 2015 Active Transportation Program Friday, October 23, 2015

Oakland – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. ...

California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects for 2015 Active Transportation Program Friday, October 23, 2015

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. ...

California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects for 2015 Active Transportation Program Friday, October 23, 2015

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. ...

California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects for 2015 Active Transportation Program Friday, October 23, 2015

San Diego – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. ...

California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects for 2015 Active Transportation Program Friday, October 23, 2015

Marysville – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. ...

California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects for 2015 Active Transportation Program Friday, October 23, 2015

San Luis Obispo – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. ...

California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects for 2015 Active Transportation Program Friday, October 23, 2015

Redding – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. ...

Caltrans Plays an Unexpected Part in Improving Mobility for the Blind Wednesday, October 21, 2015

EUREKA – Spirit is like your average Caltrans employee: he spends a lot of time learning, he works hard all day to improve mobility for members of the traveling public, and he’s out in the field a lot. ...

Caltrans Division of Aeronautics keeps airports, public safe Thursday, October 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In this News Flash, join Caltrans for an up-close and airborne look at the Caltrans Division of Aeronautics as they ensure safety at airports across the state. ...

Roundabouts Becoming an Increasingly Popular Intersection Alternative Thursday, October 8, 2015

KERN COUNTY – Caltrans plans to construct as many as 20 new roundabouts in the Central Valley in the near future—the latest being the Reservation Road Roundabout in the city of Porterville. But as transportation agencies nationwide, including Caltrans, are adopting roundabouts as a safer, more sustainable intersection alternative, drivers are still a bit hesitant to embrace the change. ...

Environmental Green Light for Old Bay Bridge Underwater Pier Implosion Thursday, October 1, 2015

OAKLAND – Today, Caltrans announced that it has been awarded all the necessary environmental permits to safely remove Pier E3, the largest of the underwater piers at the Old Bay Bridge, with controlled charges. ...

Rebuilt and Redesigned I-5/SR 74 (Ortega Highway) Interchange Project Brings Congestion Relief to Former Choke Point Thursday, October 1, 2015

IRVINE – Today, Caltrans, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the City of San Juan Capistrano celebrate the completion of the $77.2 million Interstate 5/Ortega Highway Interchange Improvement project, which will ease traffic congestion at a notorious bottleneck. ...

Caltrans “Be Work Zone Alert” Safety Campaign Wins National Honor Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans’ “Be Work Zone Alert” campaign today received national recognition as a winner of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Award. ...

Caltrans Pitches In During 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Tuesday, September 29, 2015

IRVINE – Caltrans participated in the 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup Day that took place at nearly 900 sites in 54 counties across the state. ...

Caltrans Moves To Hold Bay Bridge Contractors Accountable Thursday, September 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans officials will seek approval from the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) to conclude its contract with American Bridge / Fluor, the joint venture that built many parts of the Bay Bridge, and hold the contractor accountable for project delays and faulty work. ...

Highway Safety Coalition Launches Second Phase to Reduce Roadway Fatalities Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, California launched the next phase in its plan to further reduce fatalities and severe injuries from collisions on public roadways. ...

Caltrans Plays Critical Role in Battling Destructive Butte Fire in Calaveras County Friday, September 18, 2015

CALAVERAS COUNTY — When wildfire strikes in California, Caltrans joins the ranks of emergency responders and is among one of the first to arrive and the last to leave, long after the final flame has been extinguished. ...

Caltrans Responds to the Valley Fire Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LAKE COUNTY—When disaster strikes in California, Caltrans is one of several state departments ready at a moment’s notice to help in emergency response and recovery. ...

Caltrans Publishes Fall Edition of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans delivered 98 percent – 337 of 343 – of planned projects in fiscal year 2014-15, according to the latest installment of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, released today. ...

New Facility Features State-Of-The-Art Energy And Water Savings Monday, September 14, 2015

OAKLAND – This summer, Caltrans opened its new maintenance building which houses the men and women who keep the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in top operating condition. ...

District 12: Proposition 1B: Good Return on Investment Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – After nearly 10 years since it was passed by voters, over $15 billion from Proposition 1B has been put to work by Caltrans and its partners for more than 2,000 projects, bringing significant and critically needed investment to California’s transportation infrastructure. ...

District 5: Proposition 1B: Good Return on Investment Thursday, September 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – After nearly 10 years since it was passed by voters, over $15 billion from Proposition 1B has been put to work by Caltrans and its partners for more than 2,000 projects, bringing significant and critically needed investment to California’s transportation infrastructure. ...

District 3: Proposition 1B: Good Return on Investment Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – After nearly 10 years since it was passed by voters, over $15 billion from Proposition 1B has been put to work by Caltrans and its partners for more than 2,000 projects, bringing significant and critically needed investment to California’s transportation infrastructure. ...

District 7: Proposition 1B: Good Return on Investment Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – After nearly 10 years since it was passed by voters, over $15 billion from Proposition 1B has been put to work by Caltrans and its partners for more than 2,000 projects, bringing significant and critically needed investment to California’s transportation infrastructure. ...

District 6: Proposition 1B: Good Return on Investment Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – After nearly 10 years since it was passed by voters, over $15 billion from Proposition 1B has been put to work by Caltrans and its partners for more than 2,000 projects, bringing significant and critically needed investment to California’s transportation infrastructure. ...

District 8: Proposition 1B: Good Return on Investment Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – After nearly 10 years since it was passed by voters, over $15 billion from Proposition 1B has been put to work by Caltrans and its partners for more than 2,000 projects, bringing significant and critically needed investment to California’s transportation infrastructure. ...

District 10: Proposition 1B: Good Return on Investment Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – After nearly 10 years since it was passed by voters, over $15 billion from Proposition 1B has been put to work by Caltrans and its partners for more than 2,000 projects, bringing significant and critically needed investment to California’s transportation infrastructure. ...

District 1: Proposition 1B: Good Return on Investment Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – After nearly 10 years since it was passed by voters, over $15 billion from Proposition 1B has been put to work by Caltrans and its partners for more than 2,000 projects, bringing significant and critically needed investment to California’s transportation infrastructure. ...

Caltrans Using Innovative Technology to Inspect Culverts Friday, September 4, 2015

SAN DIEGO – Did you know that Caltrans is responsible for more maintaining more than 15,000 culverts in San Diego and Imperial counties? ...

State Government Departments Offer Cash Awards for Innovation Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Legislature-created Contests Offer Innovators up to $25,000 ...

Final Segment of Willits Bypass Viaduct Poured Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WILLITS – What goes into building a bridge? ...

Caltrans shows how concrete is poured for a brand new overcrossing Friday, July 31, 2015

STOCKTON – Motorists traveling down California highways often wonder "How does Caltrans do that?" In this News Flash, we see how concrete is poured for a newly constructed overcrossing in Stockton. ...

Caltrans Commemorates 25th Anniversary of ADA, Reaffirms Commitment to Improving Access Thursday, July 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – As the nation and California commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Caltrans celebrates the progress that has been made and recommits to its efforts to allocate $1.1 billion over thirty years to improve access on its sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities for persons with disabilities. ...

Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge Open to Traffic Friday, July 24, 2015

RIVERSIDE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce that Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge opened to traffic on Friday, July 24, 2015 at noon. ...

Commuter Alert: Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Open to Traffic On Friday Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RIVERSIDE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce that Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge will open to traffic on Friday, July 24, 2015 at noon. ...

Commuter Alert: Interstate 10 Closed Near Desert Center - Update #4 Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RIVERSIDE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that Interstate 10 (I-10) is closed eastbound from the State Route 177 junction to just East of State Route 86 after a severe storm caused a section of the interstate to collapse. ...

California Schools Cash In By Taking The Caltrans “Distraction School Zone Challenge” Friday, July 17, 2015

REDDING - Three California schools have cashed in on a new Caltrans highway safety campaign designed to educate students about the dangers of distracted driving in work zones. ...

World Renowned Experts Confer, Focus on Corrosion Protection for Tower Anchor Rods Friday, July 17, 2015

OAKLAND – In a nondescript construction trailer at the foot of the Bay Bridge, a panel of world-leading engineers and scientists has spent the last two days poring over reams of data . ...

Caltrans Takes In-Depth Look at Transportation Lab Friday, July 10, 2015

FONTANA – In Caltrans News Flash #36, Public Information Officer Tyeisha Prunty provides an in-depth look at the Southern Regional Lab in Fontana where materials testing and research is conducted. ...

World Renowned Experts Advise Immediate Preliminary Actions on Anchor Rod Testing Plans Thursday, July 9, 2015

OAKLAND – Acting on the advice of a specially convened panel of experts, the chief engineer of the Bay Bridge will ask an oversight board today to begin taking steps toward providing long-term protection for a network of more than 400 anchor rods beneath the span’s iconic tower. ...

Caltrans helps students take tech plunge with cyber security competition Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sacramento – In this Caltrans News Flash, students from Sacramento New Technology High School plunge into the challenging realm of cyber security as they hone their information technology skills in a realistic environment. ...

Proposed Sales Regulations For State Route 710 Properties Available For Review Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Los Angeles – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced that the revised proposed Affordable Sales Program regulations are available for review and comment July 1 through August 14, 2015 at 5 p.m. ...

Nearly $22 Million Awarded to 86 Projects Under Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced that 86 more local projects that improve public transportation and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions were issued funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. ...

Caltrans Transfers Management of Intercity San Joaquin, Surfliner Routes Monday, June 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans on Monday transferred the management of intercity rail services for the San Joaquin and LOSSAN (Pacific Surfliner) corridors to two Joint Powers Authorities (JPA), similar to the current management structure the State has with the popular Capitol Corridor route. ...

District 3 - CTC Allocates $561 Million To Upgrade State And Local Transportation Infrastructure Friday, June 26, 2015

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $561 million to 125 transportation projects that will help rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, as well as encourage and support the use of alternate forms of transportation, such as bicycling and walking. ...

District 4 - CTC Allocates $561 Million To Upgrade State And Local Transportation Infrastructure Friday, June 26, 2015

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $561 million to 125 transportation projects that will help rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, as well as encourage and support the use of alternate forms of transportation, such as bicycling and walking. ...

District 12 - CTC Allocates $561 Million To Upgrade State And Local Transportation Infrastructure Friday, June 26, 2015

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $561 million to 125 transportation projects that will help rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, as well as encourage and support the use of alternate forms of transportation, such as bicycling and walking. ...

District 6 - CTC Allocates $561 Million To Upgrade State And Local Transportation Infrastructure Friday, June 26, 2015

FRESNO–The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $561 million to 125 transportation projects that will help rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, as well as encourage and support the use of alternate forms of transportation, such as bicycling and walking. ...

Caltrans’ New Cable Median Barriers Improve Safety, Prevent Collisions Thursday, June 25, 2015

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – In this Caltrans News Flash, Public Information Officer Myles Cochrane goes out to the site of a collision with a newly-installed cable median barrier while Caltrans maintenance crews repair the damaged structure. ...

California Highway 1 Named the “Ultimate Road Trip” by Sunset Magazine Monday, June 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California has 72 Officially Designated Scenic Highways, but only one has been named the “Ultimate Highway Trip,” by Sunset Magazine this June: Highway 1. ...

Expert Engineers and Scientists Start Fact-Finding Process for Bay Bridge Tower Bolt Study Friday, June 19, 2015

OAKLAND – A group of internationally renowned engineers and scientists met with top Caltrans engineers in Oakland today as they begin developing a testing and analysis program for the Bay Bridge tower's seismic anchor rod system. ...

Caltrans Completes Old Bay Bridge East Cantilever Demolition Friday, June 12, 2015

OAKLAND – Caltrans on Thursday completed the demolition of the monumental 80-year-old Cantilever section of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.. ...

Caltrans Publishes Summer Edition of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report Thursday, June 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today released the latest installment of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, a plain-language performance report that delivers a straightforward accounting of how Caltrans is doing in its work to protect and improve California’s transportation system. ...

District 4: Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee Approves Expert Engineering Panel to Support Further Tower Bolt Testing Thursday, June 4, 2015

OAKLAND – Caltrans today announced that the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) voted to fund a panel of international engineering experts to help design a plan for further testing and analyzing the Bay Bridge tower’s seismic anchor rod system. The TBPOC also agreed to concurrently expedite laboratory testing for recently removed rods. ...

District 4: Nearly $233 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved For State's Transportation System Friday, May 29, 2015

Oakland – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $223 million to 108 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. ...

District 11: Nearly $233 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved For State's Transportation System Friday, May 29, 2015

SAN DIEGO – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $223 million to 108 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. ...

District 6: Nearly $233 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved For State's Transportation System Friday, May 29, 2015

FRESNO – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $223 million to 108 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. ...

District 5: Nearly $233 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved For State's Transportation System Friday, May 29, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $223 million to 108 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. ...

District 3: Nearly $233 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved For State's Transportation System Friday, May 29, 2015

MARYSVILLE – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $223 million to 108 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. ...

District 12: Nearly $233 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved For State's Transportation System Friday, May 29, 2015

IRVINE – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $223 million to 108 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. ...

District 8: Nearly $233 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved For State's Transportation System Friday, May 29, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO – Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $223 million to 108 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. ...

Caltrans Concludes Tower Anchor Rod Seismic “Pull” Tests Wednesday, May 27, 2015

OAKLAND - Caltrans today announced completing the first phase of the Bay Bridge tower anchor rod investigation, releasing test results showing more than 99 percent of rods that could be tested were not broken and can withstand major earthquake forces. ...

Caltrans rock climbers team up with CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do it” host Mike Rowe Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Los Padres National Forest/Ojai – In this Caltrans News Flash, CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” host Mike Rowe and his production crew get to experience what it is like to be a Caltrans rock climber. ...

Behind the Scenes at 25th Annual Workers Memorial Monday, May 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO—In April, Caltrans held its 25th Annual Workers Memorial on the West Steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. In this Caltrans News Flash, we go behind the scenes to learn more about this ceremony honoring our fallen workers and hear from some family members as they share poignant memories of their loved ones. ...

Caltrans Seeks Public Input On How To Improve Interregional Transportation Across California Monday, May 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO—As it finalizes a plan to improve transportation between regions throughout California, Caltrans is asking for the public to review the Draft 2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan (ITSP) and offer comments on how California can improve interregional travel in a safe, integrated and sustainable way. ...

California Continues to Climb in Ranking of Bike-friendly States Thursday, May 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO—California continued its climb up the ranks of bike-friendly states, moving up to 8th in the nation according to the annual list compiled by the League of American Bicyclists. ...

Caltrans Releases Plans Detailing Critical Infrastructure Funding Shortfalls Facing California's Highway System Friday, May 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO—According to projections detailed in plans released today, Caltrans will need approximately $80 billion over the next ten years to address current and future needs of the state highway system—a projected funding shortfall of nearly $60 billion with available revenue. ...

Caltrans Awards $9.8 Million To Local Cities And Agencies To Support Their Sustainable Transportation Planning Efforts Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has awarded $9.8 million in Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants to support cities, counties, agencies and transit operators in their efforts to integrate transit, bicycling and walking into their local transportation plans. ...

Caltrans Highlights Statewide Efforts to Combat Rising Tide of Litter Friday, May 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In this Caltrans News Flash, Caltrans highlights the problem of statewide litter, and the $63 million annual cost required to keep California's roadways clean. ...

Funds Start Flowing to “Early Bird” Applicants Under $25 Million Clean Transit Program Monday, April 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced that the California State Controller’s Office has started issuing millions of dollars in local funding to the “early bird” applicants to the $25 million Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, which improves public transportation and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Ceremony to Award 16 Caltrans Employees with Medal of Valor; Highest Honor Given to State Employees Thursday, April 23, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The state of California presented 52 state employees – including 16 from Caltrans – with the Medal of Valor today for their extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism in order to save the life of another. ...

Caltrans Issues Call for Applications for Next Round of Funding for Projects That Encourage Biking and Walking Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities, counties and other eligible agencies throughout California to submit applications for transportation projects promoting walking and biking as part of the next round of Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding....

Caltrans Honors 183 Fallen Highway Workers and Reminds Motorists to Be Work Zone Alert Thursday, April 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO –At its 25th annual Workers Memorial at the State Capitol, Caltrans today honored 183 employees who lost their lives while on the job since the 1920s. ...

New Strategic Management Plan Lays Out Road Map for Caltrans’ Future Thursday, April 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO –Caltrans today announced the release of its new 2015-2020 Strategic Management Plan, a roadmap of how Caltrans will meet the bold goals it has set for itself in order to be a high-performance, efficient, innovative and modern state department of transportation. ...

Caltrans Celebrates its 120th Anniversary: Bicyclists to Thank for Helping Make Highway System a Reality Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO –You may know that Caltrans is celebrating its 120th anniversary. ...

Caltrans Takes Steps to Combat Copper Crooks Friday, April 3, 2015

REDDING – Watch Caltrans’ latest News Flash video for a look at how Caltrans is fighting back against copper crooks. ...

Caltrans Continues Pursuing 50 Percent Water Reduction, Backs Irrigation Limits Thursday, April 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission has allocated emergency funding to continue installing smart sprinklers on state property, technology that automatically adjusts to weather conditions, soil moisture or broken pipes, and has already helped cut water use 50 percent where installed. ...

District 2 – California Transportation Commission Approves $325.8 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Monday, March 30, 2015

REDDING – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $325.8 million to 142 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. Fifty one biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive $27 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program. ...

District 3 – California Transportation Commission Approves $325.8 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Friday, March 27, 2015

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $325.8 million to 142 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. Fifty one biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive $27 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program. ...

District 6 – California Transportation Commission Approves $325.8 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Friday, March 27, 2015

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $325.8 million to 142 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. Fifty one biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive $27 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program. ...

District 7 -- California Transportation Commission Approves $325.8 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Friday, March 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $325.8 million to 142 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. Fifty one biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive $27 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program. ...

District 5 -- California Transportation Commission (CTC) Allocates Funding for Statewide Transportation Improvements Friday, March 27, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $325.8 million to 142 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. Fifty one biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive $27 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program. ...

Watch Caltrans' Steel Removal From The Old Bay Bridge Wednesday, March 25, 2015

OAKLAND – Watch Caltrans' latest News Flash video for a behind-the-scenes look as construction crews remove huge pieces of steel from the old east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. ...

Caltrans Releases “News Flash” Shows More Than Just Highways Friday, March 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO – While the public’s perception of Caltrans may be limited to highway maintenance for automobiles, the latest Caltrans News Flash video shows how the department supports other modes of transportation within the state’s system. ...

Caltrans Releases Spring Issue of The Mile Marker, A Caltrans Performance Report Monday, March 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today published its third issue of The Mile Marker, a periodic reporting of areas where the department is excelling and where further improvement is needed. ...

Discovery of Five-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil Featured on Latest “News Flash” Friday, March 6, 2015

Orange County – Five-million-year-old whale fossils were discovered during excavation at a Caltrans construction site in San Clemente. ...

More Congestion Relief Coming to Santa Ana Freeway Thursday, March 5, 2015

DOWNEY and SANTA FE SPRINGS – Caltrans and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) began construction on a $215 million project on the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) that will ease traffic congestion for the more than 170,000 motorists who travel it daily. ...

Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan - Deadline is April 17 for public input, comments Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO – With seven workshops and a webinar slated for March, Caltrans invites the public to help shape the state's transportation future by offering their input and comments on the California Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP 2040), which lays out a vision for California's transportation future to support a vibrant economy and our greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. ...

Report Highlights Caltrans’ Commitment to Improve Travel for Non-Motorized Users Friday, February 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans’ jump into the nation’s top ten bicycle-friendly states and the creation of the nation’s largest active transportation program are just a few of achievements highlighted in Caltrans’ annual Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities Report. ...

Caltrans Keeps Motorists Above Water During Flooding Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – Watch Caltrans’ latest News Flash video for an on-site look at floodwater inundation on the northern coast of California's state highway system. ...

Old Bay Bridge Demolition Focuses on Environmental Sustainability, Safety and Efficiency Friday, February 20, 2015

OAKLAND—Caltrans today announced that it is meeting with key environmental regulators to discuss options for safely removing the old Bay Bridge's underwater piers. ...

Caltrans Updates Public on Continuing Bay Bridge Tower Anchor Rod Grout Assessment Friday, February 20, 2015

OAKLAND—Caltrans today provided another status update on the ongoing assessment of corrosion-protecting grout around the tower anchor rods and testing on one rod from the Bay Bridge tower foundation. ...

Caltrans Cleans Up and Gives Roadslide Debris New Life Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO - Mother Nature unleashed her fury on the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) in Southern California, not once, but twice in two months during the 2014-15 winter storm season, requiring long-term closures of this beautiful, but fragile highway. ...

Caltrans and Partners Break Ground On Interstate 5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Project Friday, February 13, 2015

SAN DIEGO - Caltrans, the San Diego Association of Governments and local officials gathered today in San Diego to kick off construction for the Interstate 5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Project, which will not only reduce congestion for vehicles traveling in the area, but provide improved options for bicyclists and pedestrians. ...

West County Connector Project Complete, Smoother Sailing In Carpool Lanes On I-405, Sr-22 And I-605 Thursday, February 12, 2015

IRVINE - After four years in the making, Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) today marked the completion of the $297 million West County Connector project, which will bring congestion relief where three major freeways (Interstate 405, Interstate 605 and State Route 22) converge. ...

Watch Caltrans' Explosive Boulder Removal! Friday, February 6, 2015

CRESCENT CITY - Watch Caltrans’ latest News Flash video for a behind-the-scenes look at Maintenance and Special Crews’ work to remove a rock hazard from above U.S. Highway 101 in Del Norte County. ...

Caltrans avalanche crews use science and technology to keep mountain highways open and safe for motorists Friday, January 30, 2015

STOCKTON - When heavy snow piles on steep mountain highways in California, Caltrans calls on its avalanche crews to avert potential disaster and keep motorists moving. ...

CALTRANS’ REFORM EFFORT CONTINUES Friday, January 30, 2015

Caltrans today announced significant progress toward becoming a more modern, efficient, transparent and accountable organization one year after an external department review called for stronger management and performance and a better match between policy goals and transportation investments. ...

DISTRICT 10 - CTC ALLOCATES $174.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE Friday, January 23, 2015

STOCKTON– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $174.8 million to 85 transportation projects that will repair aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and support job growth statewide. ...

DISTRICT 2 - CTC ALLOCATES $174.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE Friday, January 23, 2015

REDDING– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $174.8 million to 85 transportation projects that will repair aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and support job growth statewide. ...

DISTRICT 3 - CTC ALLOCATES $174.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE Friday, January 23, 2015

MARYSVILLE– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $174.8 million to 85 transportation projects that will repair aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and support job growth statewide. ...

DISTRICT 5 - CTC ALLOCATES $174.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE Friday, January 23, 2015

CENTRAL COAST– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $174.8 million to 85 transportation projects that will repair aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and support job growth statewide. ...

DISTRICT 7 - CTC ALLOCATES $174.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE Friday, January 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $174.8 million to 85 transportation projects that will repair aging roads and bridges, alleviate traffic delays and support job growth statewide. ...

KIDS OF CALTRANS WORKERS TELL DRIVERS TO “BE ALERT” IN NEW TV PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO– Go behind the scenes of Caltrans’ new 30-second TV safety campaign featuring the kids of Caltrans employees as they tell drivers to “Be Work Zone Alert.” See the debut of the TV spot that is officially being launched for the first time in this video: http://youtu.be/jPwUL1dVxxE ...

Caltrans’ Conservation Efforts Earn Reward, Recognition Thursday, January 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO– The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) today rewarded Caltrans with a $135,375 rebate for a conservation program that will significantly reduce energy use, while also generating savings for California taxpayers. ...

Caltrans Reports on How It’s Providing Safer Mobility For All Transportation System Users Thursday, January 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO– In a continuing effort to further its new mission to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability, Caltrans has released the “Complete Streets Implementation Action Plan 2.0”, an updated strategy on how the department will work to continue to address the safety and mobility needs for all modes of transportation. ...

CalSTA and Caltrans Seek Public Input on Transit-Focused Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Program Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO– CalSTA and Caltrans today announced two additional public workshops on a new grant program, the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, for rail and bus capital improvements. ...

Caltrans Increases Accountability Across The Board Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SACRAMENTO– As part of its ongoing reform efforts—including increased statewide accountability and transparency—Caltrans has published new manager and employee handbooks and launched a 24-hour ethics hotline for all employees. ...

Despite Falling Gas Prices, Amtrak California Sets Ridership Records Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO– Over one of the busiest travel period of the year, Californians rode trains in unprecedented numbers this Thanksgiving, despite gas prices dipping to their lowest level in six years. ...

District 11-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Friday, December 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 9-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Friday, December 12, 2014

BISHOP– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 8-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Thursday, December 11, 2014

SAN BERNADINO– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 6-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Friday, December 12, 2014

FRESNO– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 1-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Friday, December 12, 2014

EUREKA– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 3-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Thursday, December 11, 2014

MARYSVILLE– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 10-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Thursday, December 11, 2014

STOCKTON– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 2-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Thursday, December 11, 2014

REDDING– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 7-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Thursday, December 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

District 5-$254 Million in Funding Allocated to Upgrade Highway, Rail and Active Transportation Projects Thursday, December 11, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO– The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. ...

Caltrans Prepares for Massive Winter Storm Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO– Caltrans is preparing for one of the strongest storms Californians have seen in years with more than 1,500 pieces of storm-related equipment and over 3,000 maintenance employees ready for this week's major weather shift that is on track to impact several regions throughout the state. ...

CalSTA and Caltrans Seek Public Input on Transit-Focused Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Programs Friday, December 5, 2014

SACRAMENTO– CalSTA and Caltrans today announced two public workshops on low-carbon transit options and improvements to existing local and intercity transit operations. ...

CalSTA and Caltrans Seek Public Input on Transit-Focused Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Programs Monday, December 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO– CalSTA and Caltrans today announced two public workshops on low-carbon transit options and improvements to existing local and intercity transit operations. ...

Caltrans Funds 77 Projects to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, Novenber 26, 2014

SACRAMENTO– Caltrans has awarded approximately $560 million to 77 transportation projects that will upgrade transit service, modernize transit stations and help purchase cleaner-running buses. ...

Caltrans Completes New Segment Of Kings Canyon Expressway In Fresno County Thursday, Novenber 14, 2014

FRESNO– Continuing the push to improve transportation in the Fresno area, Caltrans and the Fresno County Transportation Authority today celebrated the completion of the second segment of a project that is upgrading 13 miles of the Kings Canyon Expressway (SR-180) from a two-lane highway to a four lane expressway. ...

Veterans’ Service Honored with Purple Heart Trail Signs Thursday, Novenber 10, 2014

VENTURA– Just in time for Veterans Day, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with Chapter 750 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, State Senator Hannah­Beth Jackson, and Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long, installed Purple Heart Trail signs along US Highway 101 in Ventura to mark the sacrifices and contributions of veterans to this country. ...

State Route 140 Bradley Overpass Project Complete Thursday, Novenber 7, 2014

MERCED– Thousands of local motorists will experience fewer traffic delays on State Route 140 in Merced thanks to the completion of a $41 million project that doubled the number of lanes along a mile-long section of the highway in the eastern edge of the city and completely rebuilt the aging Bradley Overpass. ...

Caltrans and Transportation Partners Celebrate Completion of Second Phase of Mission Blvd/I-880 Interchange Project Friday, October 31, 2014

FREMONT – Caltrans and its local partners today announced the completion of the next phase of an important Silicon Valley transportation project that promotes local and regional transportation and supports the upcoming BART extension into Santa Clara County. ...

Landmark Prunedale Improvement Project Marks End of Construction Monday, October 27, 2014

Monterey County – Caltrans and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) today celebrated the completion of the landmark $225 million Prunedale Improvement Project, marking the successful end of construction for the largest transportation project in Monterey County since the early 1960s. ...

Caltrans Seeks Public Input on How to Improve Transportation Across Regions in California Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sacramento – In an effort to improve community outreach and strengthen California’s interregional transportation system, Caltrans is seeking ideas from the public on how to improve transportation between regions of the state. ...

Caltrans Launches Interactive Game to Teach Teen Drivers Safe Driving Skills in Highway Work Zones Monday, October 20, 2014

Sacramento – In an effort to fight distracted driving and raise public awareness, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is joining the Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol in observing National Teen Driver Safety week October 19-25. ...

District 12 - $1 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Upgrade State and Local Transportation Infrastructure Thursday, October 9, 2014

Irvine – The state's vast transportation system has received a major infusion of cash, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair local streets and state highways, improve public transit and alleviate traffic delays statewide. ...

District 10 - $1 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Upgrade State and Local Transportation Infrastructure Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stockton – The state's vast transportation system has received a major infusion of cash, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair local streets and state highways, improve public transit and alleviate traffic delays statewide. ...

District 5 - $1 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Upgrade State and Local Transportation Infrastructure Thursday, October 9, 2014

San Luis Obispo – The state's vast transportation system has received a major infusion of cash, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair local streets and state highways, improve public transit and alleviate traffic delays statewide. ...

District 7 - $1 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Upgrade State and Local Transportation Infrastructure Thursday, October 9, 2014

Los Angeles – The state's vast transportation system has received a major infusion of cash, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair local streets and state highways, improve public transit and alleviate traffic delays statewide. ...

District 3 - $1 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Upgrade State and Local Transportation Infrastructure Thursday, October 9, 2014

Marysville – The state's vast transportation system has received a major infusion of cash, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair local streets and state highways, improve public transit and alleviate traffic delays statewide. ...

District 6 - $1 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Upgrade State and Local Transportation Infrastructure Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fresno – The state's vast transportation system has received a major infusion of cash, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair local streets and state highways, improve public transit and alleviate traffic delays statewide. ...

Work Underway to Repair Napa Quake Damage to State Highways Thursday, October 2, 2014

NAPA and SOLANO COUNTIES – Caltrans and its contractors have begun work on six emergency contracts to repair damage caused by an August 24 earthquake in Napa and Solano Counties totaling $5.3 million. ...

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Top 10 Finalist for America's Award Monday, September 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was selected as a Top Ten finalist in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition. ...

Caltrans Presented With National Award At World Congress On Intelligent Transport Systems In Detroit Friday, September 12, 2014

REDDING – Caltrans is proud to announce the web application “One-Stop-Shop” (OSS), was recognized by ITS America with a national award. ...

Caltrans Director Honored With Outstanding Transportation Engineer Award Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty has been honored with the 2014 Outstanding Transportation Engineer Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sacramento Section (ASCE) for his contributions to the profession of civil engineering and the engineering community of Northern California. ...

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Wins Excellence In Structural Engineering Honor Monday, September 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans announced today that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has received an Excellence in Structural Engineering Award from the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC). ...

Caltrans Modernizes its Mission, Vision and Goals Monday, September 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced a new department-wide mission, vision and goals as part of its ongoing efforts to modernize operations and improve performance and accountability across California. ...

Caltrans and the Department of Fish and Wildlife Urge Motorists to Be Alert During Watch Out for Wildlife Week Monday, September 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife near roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week (WOW), which runs September 15-21. ...

State-of-the-Art Cordelia Truck Scales Project Honored with Prestigious Intelligent Transportation Society Award Friday, September 12, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has presented its award for Best New Innovation, Product, Service, or Application to the Cordelia Truck Scales Project on Interstate 80 near Fairfield in Solano County. ...

California Awarded $35 Million in Federal Infrastructure Funds Friday, September 12, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced that California will receive a total of nearly $35 million for six local and regional projects throughout the state from the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. ...

Caltrans Lowers Speed Limit in I-80 Work Zone Friday, September 5, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to improve highway safety, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have reduced the speed limit from 65 to 55 mph in the work zone on Interstate 80 in Natomas. ...

Construction Completed on New Auxiliary Lanes and Sound Walls on State Route 99 in Chico Thursday, September 4, 2014

CHICO – Caltrans joined officials from the city of Chico and the Butte County Association of Governments today to celebrate the completion of a much-needed project to construct new auxiliary lanes and sound walls on State Route 99 near Bidwell Park in central Chico. ...

State Route 12 Jameson Canyon Road Widening Project Completed Wednesday, September 3, 2014

OAKLAND – Caltrans, the Solano Transportation Authority and the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency today celebrated the completion of the much-anticipated State Route 12 Jameson Canyon Road Widening Project, which doubles the highway width from two to four lanes along the six-mile route from State Route 29 in Napa County to Red Top Road near Interstate 80 in Solano County. ...

Caltrans Opens Reconstructed Alondra Boulevard Bridge Friday, August 29, 2014

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Caltrans, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Federal Highway Administration today opened the newly reconstructed Alondra Boulevard Bridge, the largest of three bridges that will be rebuilt as part of the $110 million Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5)/Alondra Boulevard Bridge Project. ...

District 8-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

SAN BERNADINO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 7-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 6-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 3-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 4-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 10-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 11-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 1-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Friday, August 22, 2014

EUREKA – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 2-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

REDDING – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

District 5-CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADOPTS 148 BIKING AND WALKING PROJECTS IN NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Thursday, August 21, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today adopted 148 biking and walking project, collectively valued at more than $430 million in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program (ATP), making it the nation’s largest. The CTC will allocate nearly $221 million to the projects at its future meetings. ...

Caltrans Continues its Efforts to be Transparent and Accountable by Reporting on its Achievements and Where it Needs to Improve Thursday, August 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today released the second issue of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, an ongoing assessment to share with the public the department’s performance and progress as it works to protect, improve and modernize California’s transportation system. ...

Caltrans’ Central Coast Projects Aim to Reduce Water Consumption During Drought Thursday, August 14, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Caltrans is installing “smart irrigation” controllers, a recycled-water pipeline, and low-flow fixtures to cut its water use along state highways throughout the Central Coast. ...

What They Said about the Bay Bridge Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In case you missed it, here’s what elected officials, world-class engineers, and expert panel members said at the August 5 State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee hearing about the new Bay Bridge: ...

What They Said about the Safety of the Bay Bridge Monday, August 4, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Here’s what statewide elected officials, Bay Area transportation officials, world-class engineers, geotechnical and welding experts, and quality assurance and quality control expert panel members have been saying about the safety of the new Bay Bridge: ...

Caltrans Responds to Senate Bay Bridge Review Panel Report Thursday, July 31, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty today responded to a Senate review panel report on the design and construction of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span, lauding the findings and reaffirming the department’s commitment to building upon the report’s recommendations. ...

Caltrans Responds to State Senate Bay Bridge Report Thursday, July 31, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty today responded to a Senate report on Bay Bridge construction by pointing out many misleading or inaccurate sections of the report, but also agreeing with the report that no one—even the strongest critics discussed in the report—disputes the safety of the Bay Bridge. ...

Caltrans Pursuing Federal Grants for Underserved Communities Corridor Study and Wildlife Crossing Friday, July 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES – In an effort to address two ongoing transportation issues for the Los Angeles region, Caltrans has submitted planning proposals seeking a total of $4 million from the 2014 Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program to finance a corridor study in the underserved and economically disadvantaged communities of southeastern Los Angeles County, as well as a wildlife crossing over U.S. Highway 101. ...

Caltrans and CHP Warn Drivers of Maximum Enforcement Around Construction Work Zones Monday, July 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety. ...

Caltrans Director to Lead Western Transportation Assocation Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty today stepped into the role of President of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) at the organization’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...

New Interchange Completed at State Route 99/State Route 113 in Sutter County Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SUTTER COUNTY – Caltrans has completed a much-needed interchange at the junction of State Routes 99 and 113 south of Yuba City, another major step in improving the transportation corridor between Yuba City and Sacramento. ...

District 2-More Than Half a Billion Dollars Targeted to Upgrade Transportation and Drive Job Growth Thursday, June 26, 2014

REDDING – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects that will put people to work improving the state’s highways, bridges, and public transit. ...

District 7-More Than Half a Billion Dollars Targeted to Upgrade Transportation and Drive Job Growth Thursday, June 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects that will put people to work improving the state’s highways, bridges, and public transit. ...

District 6-More Than Half a Billion Dollars Targeted to Upgrade Transportation and Drive Job Growth Thursday, June 26, 2014

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects that will put people to work improving the state’s highways, bridges, and public transit. ...

District 12-More Than Half a Billion Dollars Targeted to Upgrade Transportation and Drive Job Growth Thursday, June 26, 2014

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects that will put people to work improving the state’s highways, bridges, and public transit. ...

District 10-More Than Half a Billion Dollars Targeted to Upgrade Transportation and Drive Job Growth Thursday, June 26, 2014

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects that will put people to work improving the state’s highways, bridges, and public transit. ...

District 3-More Than Half a Billion Dollars Targeted to Upgrade Transportation and Drive Job Growth Thursday, June 26, 2014

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects that will put people to work improving the state’s highways, bridges, and public transit. ...

District 11-More Than Half a Billion Dollars Targeted to Upgrade Transportation and Drive Job Growth Thursday, June 26, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects that will put people to work improving the state’s highways, bridges, and public transit. ...

Caltrans Completes New Four-lane Stretch of Lincoln Bypass Friday, June 20, 2014

LINCOLN – Caltrans today marked the completion of a four-lane extension of the Lincoln Bypass on State Route 65 in Placer County, which will cut travel times for about 20,000 motorists who drive on the bypass every day ...

Caltrans Achieves Milestone with Completion of State Route 99 Feather River Bridge in Sutter County Thursday, June 19, 2014

SUTTER COUNTY –State and local officials today hailed the completion of the State Route 99 Feather River Bridge Project, closing the final gap in creating a four-lane highway link between Sacramento and Yuba City. ...

FIX50 WORK COMPLETED W/X Viaduct reopens seven days early after nearly two months of construction Thursday, June 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO –The $40.5 million Fix50 project is now finished, allowing the nearly 230,000 motorists who use it daily to once again have full access to all of Highway 50 in downtown Sacramento. ...

Overwhelming Response to Call for Project Applications Promoting Biking, Walking and a Healthier California Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is in the process of reviewing hundreds of applications due to an overwhelming response to its call for applications for projects that promote biking and walking. ...

California Calls for Drivers to "Be Work Zone Alert" on State Highways Monday, June 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Following the success of California’s “Slow for the Cone Zone” public awareness campaign, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and California Highway Patrol (CHP) today began asking drivers to “Be Work Zone Alert” and help save lives on California’s roads. ...

Construction Begins on New Carpool Lanes on Interstate 10 in Baldwin Park and West Covina Wednesday, June 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans today announced that construction has begun on eight miles of new carpool lanes on the San Bernardino Freeway (Interstate10) that will ease congestion for more than 200,000 motorists who travel the route daily between Baldwin Park and West Covina. ...

Caltrans Seeks Public’s Input on Statewide Freight Mobility Plan Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO – With the economic recovery expanding, California’s highways, seaports, and railroads are again teeming with freight being transported across the state and on to the rest of the nation. ...

Major Improvements Coming to Solano County Interchange Linking Bay Area, Sacramento, and Napa Valley Monday, June 2, 2014

Solano County – Caltrans, the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission broke ground today on a major project that aims to reduce congestion and improve safety for more than 150,000 motorists who travel through the Interstate 80/Interstate 680/State Route 12 interchange daily. ...

Caltrans calls for Public Comment on Proposed Regulations Governing State Route 710 Property Sales Friday, May 30, 2014

Los Angeles – As a crucial step toward moving the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) out of the residential landlord business and refocusing its efforts on delivering a world-class transportation system, Caltrans is requesting the public’s input ...

Caltrans Completes Widening Project on State Route 99 Through Bakersfield Thursday, May 29, 2014

BAKERSFIELD – The daily commute for Kern County motorists is going to take less time and be safer thanks to a just-completed Caltrans project that expanded State Route 99 from six lanes to eight lanes through Bakersfield. ...

Caltrans Begins Work on Major Improvements on Interstate 5 in Burbank Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BURBANK – Caltrans today broke ground on the $355 million Interstate 5 Empire Project, which will add more than four miles of new carpool lanes on Interstate 5, provide motorists easier access to Bob Hope Airport and elevate railroad tracks to eliminate vehicle collisions with trains. ...

District 11- California Transportation Commission Allocates $541 Million, Emphasizing “Fix-It First” Preservation and Effective Management Thursday, May 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $1.3 billion in transportation funding, including $541 million to implement California’s “fix it first” strategy for preserving and maintaining California’s 50,000 lane miles of highways. ...

District 1- California Transportation Commission Allocates $541 Million, Emphasizing “Fix-It First” Preservation and Effective Management Thursday, May 22, 2014

EUREKA – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $1.3 billion in transportation funding, including $541 million to implement California’s “fix it first” strategy for preserving and maintaining California’s 50,000 lane miles of highways. ...

District 3- California Transportation Commission Allocates $541 Million, Emphasizing “Fix-It First” Preservation and Effective Management Thursday, May 22, 2014

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $1.3 billion in transportation funding, including $541 million to implement California’s “fix it first” strategy for preserving and maintaining California’s 50,000 lane miles of highways. ...

District 10- California Transportation Commission Allocates $541 Million, Emphasizing “Fix-It First” Preservation and Effective Management Thursday, May 22, 2014

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $1.3 billion in transportation funding, including $541 million to implement California’s “fix it first” strategy for preserving and maintaining California’s 50,000 lane miles of highways. ...

District 7 California Transportation Commission Allocates $541 Million, Emphasizing “Fix-It First” Preservation and Effective Management Thursday, May 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $1.3 billion in transportation funding, including $541 million to implement California’s “fix it first” strategy for preserving and maintaining California’s 50,000 lane miles of highways. ...

District 5 California Transportation Commission Allocates $541 Million, Emphasizing “Fix-It First” Preservation and Effective Management Thursday, May 22, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $1.3 billion in transportation funding, including $541 million to implement California’s “fix it first” strategy for preserving and maintaining California’s 50,000 lane miles of highways. ...

Caltrans Completes Work on New Estrella River Bridges on State Route 46 East Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – Caltrans today announced that it has finished construction of the new Estrella River Bridges on State Route 46 East near Paso Robles. The bridges are part of a major, multi-phase $265 million Caltrans project that is upgrading 15 miles of SR-46 East from a two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway between Paso Robles and Shandon. ...

New Project on State Route 99 Will Ease Traffic Backups at Pelandale Avenue – and Create Striking New Gateway To Modesto Wednesday, May 14, 2014

MODESTO – Caltrans and the city of Modesto broke ground today on a $61 million project that will relieve traffic congestion on Pelandale Avenue at State Route 99 and create an attractive new gateway to showcase the city. ...

Motorists Can Expect Improved Commutes As New Lane Opens On Orange Freeway Wednesday, May 14, 2014

IRVINE – Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority today celebrated the completion of a wide range of transportation improvements on the Orange Freeway (State Route 57) that should make the daily commute easier, lessen vehicle emissions, and dampen freeway traffic noise. ...

Caltrans Director to Lead Bicycle Tour Through Downtown Sacramento to Promote Healthy Transportation During Bike Month Thursday, May 8, 2014

SACRAMENTO – May is Bike Month, and to underscore his department’s support for bicycling, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty will set out on his bike ride through downtown Sacramento on Friday, May 9, touting cycling as a form of active transportation that decreases traffic congestion, improves air quality, and enhances physical health. ...

Caltrans Memorial Honors 183 Fallen Highway Workers and Reminds Motorists to Slow For The Cone Zone and Move Over Thursday, May 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO – At its 24th Annual Workers Memorial at the State Capitol today, Caltrans honored 183 employees who have lost their lives on the job. ...

$360 Million To Be Distributed For Transportation Projects That Encourage Biking, Walking, And Promote A Healthier California Thursday, April 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state’s new Active Transportation Program – the nation’s largest. ...

Caltrans Backs Innovative Street Design Guides to Promote Biking and Walking Friday, April 11, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to support the construction of more multimodal local streets and roads, Caltrans today endorsed National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO) guidelines that include innovations such as buffered bike lanes and improved pedestrian walkways. ...

Caltrans Breaks Ground On Crosstown Freeway Extension To Move Goods Faster Through Port Of Stockton Area Tuesday, April 1, 2014

STOCKTON – Caltrans and the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) broke ground today on a freeway extension near the Port of Stockton that will divert truck traffic from the residential Boggs Tract community and improve goods movement. ...

District 6- New Braided Ramps A Welcome Addition For Fresno County Motorists Friday, March 28, 2014

OAKLAND – Thousands of motorists who regularly travel the busy traffic maze between State Routes 180, 41, and 168 are enjoying less stressful, safer commutes, thanks to new braided ramps Caltrans recently opened. ...

District 4- $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

OAKLAND – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 10- $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

STOCKTON – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 2- $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

REDDING – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 9- $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

BISHOP – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 1- $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

EUEKA – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 8- $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

SAN BERNADINO – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 6 - $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

FRESNO – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 7 - $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 5 - $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

CENTRAL COAST – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

District 3 - $334 Million Allocated For Transportation Projects That Enhance The Quality Of Life And Support Job Growth Friday, March 21, 2014

MARYSVILLE – Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. ...

California Highway Pavement Healthiest in 10 years Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has announced that the condition of the pavement on California’s highways is at its healthiest level in more than a decade, according to the recently released 2013 State of the Pavement Report. ...

Caltrans Announces Siemens’ $225 Million Contract To Manufacture Cleaner, Diesel-Electric Locomotives In California Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), today announced signing a contract with Siemens to manufacture 32 high-performance, diesel-electric locomotives in Sacramento. ...

Comprehensive Travel Survey Shows More Californians Are Walking, Biking, And Riding Transit Monday, March 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Results from the California Household Travel Survey – the largest and most complex review of its kind – show that the percentage of California residents walking, biking, or using public transportation on a typical day has more than doubled since 2000. ...

10 Miles of New Carpool Lanes, Direct Access Ramp to Open on Interstate 805 Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Caltrans, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), and other local and federal officials gathered today to celebrate the completion of two major transportation improvements along Interstate 805 (I-805). ...

Caltrans Using Salt Brine to Rapidly Melt Ice, Snow on Eastern Sierra Highways and Make Winter Driving Safer Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BISHOP – For the first time in Mono and Inyo counties, Caltrans has begun using an anti-icing solution called salt brine on state highways in the Eastern Sierra that melts snow more quickly and reduces the chance of dangerous ice forming on the pavement. ...

Caltrans Activates Signs to Urge Drivers to Save Water Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SACRAMENTO – In response to the state’s severe drought, Caltrans is launching a statewide educational campaign on the state’s highways, urging all Californians to conserve water. Beginning today, California’s more than 700 electronic highway signs will display the following water conservation message: SERIOUS DROUGHT HELP SAVE WATER ...

Caltrans Reports on How it’s Doing its Job and Where it Needs to Improve Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today released the first issue of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, a straightforward accounting of how the department is performing as it improves and protects California's transportation system. ...

District 9 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Friday, January 31, 2014

BISHOP – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 6 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Friday, January 31, 2014

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 2 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

REDDING – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 4 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 8 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

SAN BERNARDINO – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 11 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 12 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 10 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 7 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 3 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

District 5 - $138 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System and Drive Economic Growth Thursday, January 30, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission has allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve highways, bridges, and passenger rail and further strengthen the state’s economy. ...

Caltrans Completes Santa Maria River Bridges Project on U.S. Highway 101 Friday, January 24, 2014

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Caltrans today completed a $47 million project to improve the Santa Maria River Bridges on U.S. Highway 101 near the Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo County line and reduce travel times for 60,000 daily drivers. ...

Interstate 215 Project Boosts Key Inland Empire Transportation Corridor Friday, January 24, 2014

SAN BERNADINO – Caltrans today announced the completion of a “major overhaul” of Interstate 215, which includes 15 new bridges, four new lanes, two flyovers and the reconstruction of 34 ramps along the 7.5 mile route. ...

New Lanes Open to Traffic on Highway 4 Thursday, January 16, 2014

ANTIOCH – This morning, Caltrans and Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) opened two additional westbound highway lanes from Contra Loma Blvd/L Street in Antioch to Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, marking a major project milestone for Highway 4 widening work between Pittsburg and Antioch. ...

Construction Begins on New Project to Cut Congestion At U.S. Highway 101/State Route 23 Interchange Wednesday, January 15, 2014

THOUSAND OAKS – Long-awaited improvements are now underway at the heavily-used U.S. Highway 101/State Route 23 interchange in Thousand Oaks that will ease traffic congestion and improve safety for more than 170,000 motorists who travel through the area daily. ...

Headquarters - Caltrans Highlights Key Infrastructure Projects of 2013 Monday, December 30, 2013

SACRAMENTO – As 2013 comes to a close, Caltrans is highlighting a few transportation infrastructure projects completed this year to help improve mobility, safety and sustainability throughout California’s transportation system. ...

2013-14 Ski Removal Plans Vital to State’s Winter Tourism Industry Friday, December 20, 2013

SACRAMENTO – AVisit California and the state’s ski industry commended the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) at last week’s Snow Summit for its proactive snow removal plan to keep major resort roads open for the 2013 - 14 snow season, announced Caroline Beteta, Visit California president & CEO. ...

District 7 - Four Miles of New Carpool Lanes Open on Interstate 10 in Baldwin Park Thursday, December 19, 2013

BALDWIN PARK – Caltrans today opened a 4.4-mile section of carpool lanes on Interstate 10 from Interstate 605 to Puente Avenue in Baldwin Park. This is the first of three projects that will provide one continuous carpool lane from downtown Los Angeles to San Bernardino County, a distance of more than 35 miles. ...

District 4 - $152 Million Allocated for Transportation Pushes 2013 Total Past $3 Billion Mark Thursday, December 12, 2013

OAKLAND – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has made new allocations totaling $152 million to 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier. ...

District 2 - $152 Million Allocated for Transportation Pushes 2013 Total Past $3 Billion Mark Thursday, December 12, 2013

RIVERSIDE – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has made new allocations totaling $152 million to 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier. ...

District 12 - $152 Million Allocated for Transportation Pushes 2013 Total Past $3 Billion Mark Thursday, December 12, 2013

IRVINE – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has made new allocations totaling $152 million to 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier. ...

District 11 - $152 Million Allocated for Transportation Pushes 2013 Total Past $3 Billion Mark Thursday, December 12, 2013

SAN DIEGO AND IMPERIAL COUNTIES – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has made new allocations totaling $152 million to 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier. ...

District 6 - $152 Million Allocated for Transportation Pushes 2013 Total Past $3 Billion Mark Thursday, December 12, 2013

FRESNO – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has made new allocations totaling $152 million to 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier. ...

District 7 - $152 Million Allocated for Transportation Pushes 2013 Total Past $3 Billion Mark Thursday, December 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has made new allocations totaling $152 million to 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier. ...

District 1 - $152 Million Allocated for Transportation Pushes 2013 Total Past $3 Billion Mark Thursday, December 12, 2013

EUREKA – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has made new allocations totaling $152 million to 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in 2013 beyond the $3 billion barrier. ...

Officials Signal Start of Construction On State Route 11/Otay Mesa East Port Project Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO – Caltrans, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and other transportation officials and elected representatives from the U.S. and Mexico gathered this morning to break ground on a state highway project that will provide a seamless connection across the international border. ...

Caltrans Tulare Rest Area Receives Top Environmental Certification Monday, November 25, 2013

FRESNO – As part of its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save taxpayer money, Caltrans today announced that the Philip S. Raine Roadside Rest Area on SR 99 in Tulare County has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification—the highest possible environmental rating—by the United State Green Building Council (USGBC). ...

Caltrans Opens New Union Valley Parkway Interchange On U.S. Highway 101 Friday, November 22, 2013

SANTA MARIA – Caltrans has completed a new interchange on U.S. Highway 101 at Union Valley Parkway in Santa Maria that will help ease congestion at the nearby Santa Maria Way and East Clark Avenue interchanges and make it easier for motorists to reach businesses and the airport. ...

Caltrans and Amtrak California Set Rail Ridership Record Thursday, November 21, 2013

SACRAMENTO – In a state noted for its freeways, Californians are riding trains in unprecedented numbers. In 2012-13, Amtrak California carried a record 3.9 million passengers on its thriving Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin rail lines. ...

Caldecott Tunnel’s New Fourth Bore Set to Open By Monday Friday, November 15, 2013

OAKLAND – By Monday morning, the new fourth bore of the “world-class” Caldecott Tunnel on State Route 24 in the Oakland Hills will open to traffic, adding two dedicated tunnels in each direction to aid more than 160,000 commuters daily and end the fifty-year-old process of manually reversing the flow of traffic twice per day along the middle bore. ...

New Highway 108 East Sonora Bypass Opens Eight Months Ahead Of Schedule Friday, November 01, 2013

Tuolumne County – Tuolumne County motorists started driving on the new section of the East Sonora Bypass eight months sooner than expected today. ...

Caltrans Completes SR 99 Design-Build Project on Time and on Budget Friday, October 18, 2013

Madera – Caltrans opened its first design-build project today, the State Route 99 Madera Rehabilitation Project, on time and on budget. ...

Caltrans Builds New, Safer Bridges on State Route 99 in Merced Friday, October 11, 2013

Merced – Caltrans has completed a $35 million project on State Route 99 in Merced that replaced an outdated bridge with a modern structure while seismically retrofitting two more key bridges, making them more likely to withstand an earthquake. ...

District 12 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Irvine – On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service. ...

District 9 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bishop – On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service. ...

District 6 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fresno – On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service. ...

District 4 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oakland – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service.  ...

District 7 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Los Angeles – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service.  ...

District 5 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Santa Barbara – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service.  ...

District 1 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Eureka – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service.  ...

District 10 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Stockton – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service.  ...

District 2 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Redding – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service.  ...

District 3 - $359 Million In New Funding Will Upgrade State’s Transportation System And Pave Way For Economic Growth Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $359 million to 36 projects, an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state’s economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges, and improve rail service.  ...

Caltrans Completes 90 Miles of Interstate 80 Improvements from Auburn to Nevada Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MARYSVILLE – Caltrans announced today that it has finished rebuilding 90 miles of Interstate 80 between Auburn and the Nevada state line, infrastructure improvements that included rebuilding seven bridges, improving lighting and drainage and adding new traffic monitoring systems. ...

Caltrans Making State Route 12 and Interstate 5 Safer and Smarter Monday, September 30, 2013

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – Caltrans announced today that work is being completed on a $21 million project creating a “smart corridor” using Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology on State Route 12 in Solano, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties and on Interstate 5 in San Joaquin County. ...

Following Rash of Highway Incidents, Motorists Urged to Move Over And Slow For Cone Zone Friday, September 20, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) today are calling on all Californians for their help in the ongoing effort to make highway work zones safer. ...

Feds Reward California with Near-Record $155 Million in Extra Funding for Launching All Projects before Federal Deadlines Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The California State Transportation Agency today joined the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in announcing that the federal government has rewarded California with a near-record $155 million in transportation funding after the state met all its 2013 transportation project federal deadlines. ...

Caltrans and Partners Highlight Safety for People and Wildlife During “Watch Out for Wildlife Week” Thursday, September 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert while driving to improve safety for travelers and wildlife alike during “Watch Out for Wildlife (WOW) Week,” September 16-22. ...

Dumbarton Bridge Project Competes for National Awards Tuesday, September 10, 2013

OAKLAND – The Dumbarton Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project has been nominated to compete with 10 projects nationwide for the prestigious America’s Transportation Award. ...

Caltrans and Amtrak Encourage Californians to “Be Track Smart” Friday, August 30, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and Amtrak will use Rail Safety Month in September as a kickoff to their year-long “Be Track Smart” rail safety campaign, which offers facts and safety tips to reduce deaths and injuries near railroad crossings and tracks. ...

Colton Crossing Rail Project Finished – $109 Million Under Budget and Eight Months Ahead of Schedule Monday, August 26, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SBAG) announced today that Colton Crossing, a project that will unlock delays at a major rail crossing in Southern California, has been delivered significantly under budget and ahead of schedule. ...

Caltrans to Close San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Throughout Labor Day Weekend Wednesday, August 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO – Caltrans is urging travelers who will be making a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area during Labor Day weekend to plan ahead, choose an alternate route now, and allow plenty of extra travel time because the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will be closed. ...

Caltrans Begins Next Stage of Kings Canyon Expressway Extension Friday, August 16, 2013

FRESNO – Continuing a push to improve transportation in the Central Valley, Caltrans and the Fresno County Transportation Authority today broke ground on the next stage of a project that will add three much-needed miles to the Kings Canyon Expressway (State Route 180). ...

District 10 - Caltrans Begins Building New Atwater-Merced Expressway for Statewide Transportation Improvements Friday, August 9, 2013

MERCED COUNTY – Caltrans and the Merced County Association of Governments broke ground today on the State Route 99 Atwater – Merced Expressway (AME) Project, which will widen the San Joaquin Valley’s busiest highway and provide motorists a new, safer route to and from Castle Airport Development Center and the University of California, Merced. ...

District 5 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Wednesday, August 7, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

District 2 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Wednesday, August 7, 2013

REDDING – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

District 10 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Wednesday, August 7, 2013

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

District 11 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

District 4 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Tuesday, August 6, 2013

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

District 12 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Tuesday, August 6, 2013

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

District 3 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Tuesday, August 6, 2013

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

District 6 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Tuesday, August 6, 2013

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

District 7 - California Transportation Commission Approves $487 Million for Statewide Transportation Improvements Tuesday, August 6, 2013

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. ...

New $100 Million Interstate 80 Truck Complex Will Fast-Track Inspections, Increase Safety Friday, July 12, 2013

SOLANO COUNTY – The newest and one of the largest truck inspection facilities in the state is set to open later this week along eastbound Interstate 80 near Fairfield in Solano County. ...

New Passing Lanes Open on State Route 70 in Southern Butte County Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BUTTE COUNTY – Caltrans and the Butte County Association of Governments today marked the completion of 2.5 miles of new passing lanes on State Route 70 south of Oroville that will ease congestion and improve safety. ...

TBPOC Announces New Bay Bridge East Span Will Not Open Labor Day, Releases Comprehensive Report Monday, July 8, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) announced today that the previously scheduled Labor Day opening of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been postponed. ...

Reservations Required on Pacific Surfliner Trains For High-Traffic Weekend of July 19, 20 and 21 Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Advance reservations are required for travel occurring Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21, on all Pacific Surfliner® trains throughout the entire route. ...

District 11 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SAN DIEGO – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 8 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SAN BERNADINO – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 2 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

REDDING – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 4 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

OAKLAND – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 10 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

STOCKTON – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 6 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FRESNO – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 7 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 12 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

IRVINE – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 5 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

CENTRAL COAST – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 3 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

MARYSVILLE – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 9 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

BISHOP – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 1 - California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion of Funding to Upgrade Transportation and Promote Jobs Wednesday, June 12, 2013

EUREKA – Continuing the drive to rebuild the state’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1 billion in funding for 153 transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs while providing congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 10 - Caltrans Awards Nearly $250 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, June 6, 2013

STOCKTON – Caltrans has awarded nearly $250 million to improve public transit and air quality across California. One-hundred twenty-seven projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations, and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 3 - Caltrans Awards Nearly $250 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MARYSVILLE – Caltrans has awarded nearly $250 million to improve public transit and air quality across California. One-hundred twenty-seven projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations, and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 6 - Caltrans Awards Nearly $250 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FRESNO – Caltrans has awarded nearly $250 million to improve public transit and air quality across California. One-hundred twenty-seven projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations, and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 7 - Caltrans Awards Nearly $250 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Wednesday, June 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans has awarded nearly $250 million to improve public transit and air quality across California. One-hundred twenty-seven projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations, and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 5 - Caltrans Awards Nearly $250 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Caltrans has awarded nearly $250 million to improve public transit and air quality across California. One-hundred twenty-seven projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations, and create jobs throughout the state. ...

Work Begins on New Interchange on State Route 99 in Madera Friday, May 31, 2013

MADERA – Caltrans and the Madera County Transportation Commission held a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of construction on a new interchange on State Route 99 that will help ease congestion for Madera County commuters. ...

Caltrans, Amtrak Announce New Bike Reservation Policy to Improve Customer Service and Enhance Safety Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Amtrak California passengers traveling with bicycles can reserve onboard bike rack space free of charge beginning June 1, 2013 when booking travel on Pacific Surfliner trains. ...

District 8 - California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $1 Billion in New Construction Projects to Improve Transportation and Drive Economic Growth Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SAN BERNADINO – The state’s vast transportation system received a major infusion of cash today, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $878 million in funding to 114 projects that will support job growth, alleviate traffic delays, and repair aging roads and bridges. ...

District 10 - California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $1 Billion in New Construction Projects to Improve Transportation and Drive Economic Growth Tuesday, May 7, 2013

STOCKTON – The state’s vast transportation system received a major infusion of cash today, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $878 million in funding to 114 projects that will support job growth, alleviate traffic delays, and repair aging roads and bridges. ...

District 5 - California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $1 Billion in New Construction Projects to Improve Transportation and Drive Economic Growth Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The state’s vast transportation system received a major infusion of cash today, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $878 million in funding to 114 projects that will support job growth, alleviate traffic delays, and repair aging roads and bridges. ...

District 6 - California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $1 Billion in New Construction Projects to Improve Transportation and Drive Economic Growth Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FRESNO – The state’s vast transportation system received a major infusion of cash today, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $878 million in funding to 114 projects that will support job growth, alleviate traffic delays, and repair aging roads and bridges. ...

District 3 - California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $1 Billion in New Construction Projects to Improve Transportation and Drive Economic Growth Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MARYSVILLE – The state’s vast transportation system received a major infusion of cash today, as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $878 million in funding to 114 projects that will support job growth, alleviate traffic delays, and repair aging roads and bridges. ...

District 1 - Caltrans Will Target $26 Million to Protect Environment Tuesday, May 7, 2013

EUREKA – Caltrans will direct $26 million in funding to make significant environmental improvements on more than 2,000 acres of lands it purchased for the Willits Bypass Project. ...

District 10 - Caltrans Awards $301 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, May 3, 2013

IRVINE – Caltrans has awarded $301 million to improve public transit across California. ...

District 12 - Caltrans Awards $301 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, May 3, 2013

IRVINE – Caltrans has awarded $301 million to improve public transit across California. ...

District 7 - Caltrans Awards Los Angeles Region Nearly $194 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, May 3, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans has awarded $301 million to improve public transit across California. ...

District 3 - Caltrans Awards $301 Million to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, May 3, 2013

MARYSVILLE – Caltrans has awarded $301 million to improve public transit across California. ...

Caltrans Memorial Honors 180 Fallen Highway Workers and Reminds Motorists to “MOVE OVER” and SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE Thursday, May 2, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Eight days after two of its employees were killed by a rockslide while working to protect the traveling public, Caltrans honored its 180 employees who have lost their lives on the job at its 23rd Annual Workers Memorial today at the State Capitol. ...

Major Improvements Coming to State Route 99 in Modesto Tuesday, April 30, 2013

STANISLAUS COUNTY –Caltrans and Stanislaus County broke ground today on an expansive $51 million project that will ease traffic congestion and improve safety along State Route 99 (SR-99) in Modesto. ...

New Interchange on State Route 1 at Salinas Road Will Reduce Delays and Improve Safety Friday, April 26, 2013

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans says a new interchange at the intersection of State Route 1 and Salinas Road between Moss Landing and Watsonville will improve safety for motorists and local businesses. ...

Construction Starts on New State Route 99 Interchange in Sutter County Friday, April 26, 2013

SUTTER COUNTY – Caltrans and local officials broke ground today on a much-needed interchange at the junction of State Routes 99 and 113 south of Yuba City, marking another major step to relieve congestion and increase safety along the SR-99 between Yuba City and Sacramento. ...

Caltrans Workers Hit The Highways to Clean Up California Thursday, April 25, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans’ executive management team and maintenance workers are out on highways statewide picking up trash today and are asking all Californians for their help in the battle against litter. ...

Caltrans Tip Leads to Arrest of Newspaper Advertising Contractor by CA Department of Justice Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the California Attorney General’s office today announced that 43 year-old Eric Blaine Hodgson, the owner of Phenix Print & Image of Elk Grove, has been arrested on 22 counts of grand theft following a California Department of Justice investigation that began after Caltrans staff discovered fraudulent invoices for print advertisements that had never actually run in local newspapers as promised. ...

Business, Transportation and Housing Agency Announces California Freight Advisory Committee Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Acting Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, Brian Kelly, today announced the membership of the California Freight Advisory Committee (Committee), which will help determine the state's plans for freight-related transportation investments in California. ...

Caltrans Details Major Efforts to Fight Climate Change Wednesday, April 17, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today released a comprehensive report detailing its efforts to fight climate change by curbing greenhouse gas emissions and embracing new technology such as low-energy cement and efficient LED lighting. ...

Caltrans Installing New Signs Statewide to Remind Motorists to “Move Over” for Law Enforcement and Highway Workers Tuesday, April 16, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans workers and the California Highway Patrol will be out in force today on highways throughout the state, installing “Move Over” signs intended to help save lives and increase safety for motorists, highway workers, CHP officers, and other law enforcement. ...

Caltrans Installing New Signs Statewide to Remind Motorists to “Move Over” for Law Enforcement and Highway Workers Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans workers and the California Highway Patrol will be out in force today on highways throughout the state, installing “Move Over” signs intended to help save lives and increase safety for motorists, highway workers, CHP officers, and other law enforcement. ...

Caltrans Installing New Signs Statewide to Remind Motorists to “Move Over” for Law Enforcement and Highway Workers Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans workers and the California Highway Patrol will be out in force today on highways throughout the state, installing “Move Over” signs intended to help save lives and increase safety for motorists, highway workers, CHP officers, and other law enforcement. ...

Caltrans Installing New Signs Statewide to Remind Motorists to “Move Over” for Law Enforcement and Highway Workers Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans workers and the California Highway Patrol will be out in force today on highways throughout the state, installing “Move Over” signs intended to help save lives and increase safety for motorists, highway workers, CHP officers, and other law enforcement. ...

State Personnel Board Upholds Caltrans' Firing of Supervisor Friday, April 5, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The California State Personnel Board on Thursday sided with an Administrative Law Judge whose proposed decision upheld Caltrans' firing of former Caltrans supervisor Brian Liebich who had asked the panel to give him his job back. ...

Caltrans Breaks Ground on New Interchange at U.S. Highway 101/San Juan Road Thursday, April 4, 2013

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) have begun construction on a project that will improve safety and reduce congestion on U.S. Highway 101 between Dunbarton Road in Monterey County and Cole Road in San Benito County. ...

Major Improvements Uunderway on Highway 101 in Petaluma Monday, April 1, 2013

SONOMA COUNTY – Caltrans, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission today celebrated the start of construction on the next phase of the Marin-Sonoma Narrows Project (MSN) on U.S. Highway 101 in Petaluma. ...

Caltrans Completes Devil’s Slide Tunnel Construction Monday, April 1, 2013

MONTARA – Caltrans, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission today celebrated the start of construction on the next phase of the Marin-Sonoma Narrows Project (MSN) on U.S. Highway 101 in Petaluma. ...

Caltrans Announces Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Devil’s Slide Tunnels Monday, March 11, 2013

MONTARA – Caltrans announces it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 25 for the Devil’s Slide Tunnels on Highway 1, the state’s first new highway tunnels to open in nearly 50 years, in San Mateo County. ...

Work Begins on Final Phase of Project Upgrading Key Central Valley Highway Tuesday, March 26, 2013

STANISLAUS COUNTY – Caltrans and its partners, the Stanislaus Council of Governments, Stanislaus County, and the city of Modesto, broke ground today on a $44 million project that will help relieve traffic congestion on State Route 219, one of the main highways connecting Modesto, Oakdale, and Riverbank in the Central Valley. ...

District 4 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 10 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 3 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 11 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 12 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 6 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 8 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SAN BERNADINO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 5 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 7 - $333 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Expand State's Economy Tuesday, March 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $333 million in new funding to 91 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

Caltrans Begins Project to Unlock Traffic Delays at Interstate 5/Ortega Highway Interchange Wednesday, February 20, 2013

IRVINE – Caltrans put shovels in the ground today on a project that will bring much-needed improvements to a major interchange in San Juan Capistrano, while creating a new gateway to the historic downtown area. ...

Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Statewide Rail Plan Monday, February 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans, which manages two of the nation’s busiest passenger rail lines, is asking its rapidly growing passenger base what they think about rail systems in the Golden State. ...

New Highway Widening ProjectWill Deliver More Traffic Congestion Relief to State Route 99 Friday, February 8, 2013

FRESNO – Caltrans began work today on a $68 million highway widening project that will reduce congestion and improve the movement of agricultural goods on State Route 99 in Fresno and Madera counties ...

Caltrans Upgrades Trip Planning Website for California Motorists Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has upgraded its website to give California motorists access to planned lane closures on highways statewide so they can make more informed route decisions and reduce travel times. ...

District 10 - $64 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved Wednesday, January 9, 2013

STOCKTON – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. ...

District 4 - $64 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved Wednesday, January 9, 2013

OAKLAND – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. ...

District 5 - $64 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. ...

District 6 - $64 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved Wednesday, January 9, 2013

FRESNO – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. ...

District 3 - $64 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved Tuesday, January 8, 2013

MARYSVILLE – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. ...

District 12 - $64 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved Tuesday, January 8, 2013

IRVINE – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. ...

Headquarters - $64 Million in New Transportation Funding Approved Tuesday, January 8, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. ...

Caltrans Streamlines Process to Accept Electronic Bids From Job Contractors Monday, December 31, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has begun a pilot program to accept contractor bids through an online electronic bidding (e-bid) system, which reduces project costs and expedites the bidding process. ...

Caltrans Names Sutliff as First Female Chief Engineer Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans announced today that Karla Sutliff has been appointed as California’s Chief Engineer - the first woman to be appointed to the position. ...

New Six-Lane Freeway on State Route 99 Will Bring More Congestion Relief to Central Valley Drivers Friday, December 14, 2012

MERCED COUNTY – Caltrans and its partners began work today on a new project to make travel between Merced and Madera counties faster and less stressful. ...

Caltrans Challenges Madera County's Approval of Tesoro Viejo Development Specific Plan Friday, December 14, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today filed a lawsuit under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) challenging Madera County’s approval of the Tesoro Viejo Specific Plan and its certification of the development’s revised Environmental Impact Report. ...

District 07 $306 Million Approved to Upgrade Transportation Thursday, December 06, 2012

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth. ...

District 05 $306 Million Approved to Upgrade Transportation Friday, December 07, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth. ...

District 06 $306 Million Approved to Upgrade Transportation Friday, December 07, 2012

Fresno – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth. ...

District 12 $306 Million Approved to Upgrade Transportation Thursday, December 06, 2012

Orange – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth. ...

District 10 $306 Million Approved to Upgrade Transportation Thursday, December 06, 2012

Stockton – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth. ...

District 3 $306 Million Approved to Upgrade Transportation Thursday, December 06, 2012

Marysville – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $306 million to 44 projects that will help ease traffic congestion, improve safety, and support economic growth. ...

State Route 4 Trapper Slough/Tracy Boulevard Project Completed Monday, December 03, 2012

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – Caltrans announced today completion of the State Route 4 Trapper Slough/Tracy Boulevard Project. ...

Good News For Stockton Drivers: Major Improvements Coming to Interstate 5 at French Camp Road Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – Caltrans, the city of Stockton and the San Joaquin Council of Governments broke ground today on a $52 million Interstate 5 project that will make it easier for motorists to get around South Stockton. ...

Caltrans Awards Nearly $18 Million so Low-Income Residents can Take Transit to Work Friday, November 16, 2012

Sacramento – Caltrans announced today that it is awarding nearly $18 million to 105 public transit projects across California under the Job Access & Reverse Commute and New Freedom programs. ...

Caltrans welcomes more bikes onboard Capitol Corridor, San Joaquin trains Friday, November 09, 2012

Sacramento – Rail passengers now have extra space to securely store bikes that previously spilled into aisle-ways, as Caltrans nearly doubles the bicycle capacity on Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin trains. ...

San Mateo ‘Smart Corridor’ Project Will Use Technology to Battle Traffic Congestion Wednesday, November 07, 2012

San Mateo County – Who knew freeways and streets could be smart? The people who started work today on the San Mateo Smart Corridor Project, that’s who. ...

Caltrans, Partners Educate High School Students about Rail Safety Through Facebook Friday, November 02, 2012

Headquarters – Caltrans, in partnership with Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver, today announced an interactive educational application on Facebook. “The Mysterious Adventure” encourages high school students to “Be Track Smart” near railroad tracks. ...

State Route 78/11 Brawley Bypass Ready to Open Monday, October 29, 2012

BRAWLEY – The Brawley Bypass Project in Imperial County is expected to open to motorists Tuesday. The new bypass will relieve area traffic congestion and improve the flow of international goods between California and Mexico by providing an alternate route for commercial trucks and motorists around Brawley. ...

California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $300 Million in Projects to Help Motorists Get Around California Thursday, October 25, 2012

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $287 million to 23 projects that will provide better roads, transit, and bridges while at the same time strengthening California’s economy. ...

California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $300 Million in Projects to Help Motorists Get Around California Wednesday, October 24, 2012

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $287 million to 23 projects that will provide better roads, transit, and bridges while at the same time strengthening California’s economy. ...

California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $300 Million in Projects to Help Motorists Get Around California Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Los Angeles – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $287 million to 23 projects that will provide better roads, transit, and bridges while at the same time strengthening California’s economy. ...

Work begins to ease commute on I-80 in Bay Area Friday, October 19, 2012

Alameda/Contra Costa counties – Work began this morning on an $80 million technology-laden project to make life easier on one of the Bay Area’s busiest commuter corridors, Interstate 80. ...

Construction Begins on U.S. Hightway 101/Union Valley Parkway Interchange Project Friday, October 19, 2012

Santa Barbara – Caltrans held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the U.S. Highway 101/Union Valley Parkway Interchange project located south of Santa Maria. ...

Court Agrees with Caltrans: Giant Billboard Can't Come Back Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sacramento –A state Appellate Court has agreed with Caltrans that Los Angeles-area building owners cannot restore a highrise-sized advertisement along the Santa Monica Freeway, nor can they seek damages from the state for being forced to take the so-called wallscape down. ...

Caltrans Upgrades LA Union Station Tracks, Platform Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Los Angeles – Caltrans, Amtrak, Metrolink and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority today celebrated the opening of three new Los Angeles Union Station tracks and a platform to serve Amtrak and Metrolink passengers. ...

Construction Moves Forward on Next Phase of State Route 4 Widening Project eBART Breaks Ground for Antioch Station Facilities. Friday, October 05, 2012

Contra Costa – Caltrans, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) announced today that work has begun on the next phase of the State Route 4 (SR-4) Widening Project and BART’s new rail service to eastern Contra Costa County. ...

California Transportation Commission allocates $236 million to drive state’s economic growth and improve transportation Thursday, September 27, 2012

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $236 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economy. ...

California Transportation Commission allocates $236 million to drive state’s economic growth and improve transportation Thursday, September 27, 2012

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $236 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economy. ...

California Transportation Commission allocates $236 million to drive state’s economic growth and improve transportation Thursday, September 27, 2012

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $236 million in new funding to 32 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economy. ...

Multi-state partnership announces intent to award contract for next generation of American trains Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on behalf of the departments of transportation from Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri issued a Notice of Intent to Award today to Sumitomo Corporation of America to design, build, and deliver 130 bi-level passenger railcars for use in regional intercity rail corridors in California and the Midwest. ...

Caltrans Rated a National Leader for ‘Complete Streets’ to Promote Safer, Healthier Transportation Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans’ Complete Streets policy has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading examples of safe, smart transportation policy according to a new nationwide analysis conducted by the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC). ...

Caltrans and Its Partners Highlight Safety for People and Wildlife During Watch Out For Wildlife Awareness Week Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) remind motorists during “Watch Out for Wildlife (WOW) Awareness Week” (September 16-22) to remain alert while driving to improve safety for travelers and wildlife alike. ...

District 5 - Caltrans Begins Third Phase of Widening Highway 46 East Monday, September 17, 2012

PASO ROBLES – Caltrans held a groundbreaking ceremony today for the third phase of the $45 million Highway 46 widening project, which will widen five miles of the highway from one to two lanes in each direction. Proposition 1B, the transportation bond approved by voters in 2006, is fully-funding this project. ...

District 12 - Caltrans Welcomes New District 12 Director Ryan Chamberlain Friday, September 7, 2012

IRVINE – On September 6, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty announced the appointment of Ryan Chamberlain as the District 12 Director, overseeing all department functions within Orange County. ...

District 4 - Newly Completed Carpool Lanes on U.S. Route 101 Reduce Congestion in Sonoma County Friday, August 31, 2012

Rohnert Park – Caltrans and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) today celebrated the addition of carpool lanes on the U.S. Route 101 Wilfred interchange project in Rohnert Park and the U.S. Route 101 Central project in Petaluma and Cotati. ...

District 3 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 5 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 1 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Thursday, August 23, 2012

EUREKA – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 2 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Thursday, August 23, 2012

REDDING – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 7 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Thursday, August 23, 2012

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 10 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Thursday, August 23, 2012

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 4 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Thursday, August 23, 2012

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 11 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Thursday, August 23, 2012

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 6 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Thursday, August 23, 2012

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

District 12 - $745 Million in New Transportation Funding Will Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, August 22, 2012

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $745 million in new funding to 118 transportation projects that will provide congestion relief for motorists statewide and bolster the state’s economy. ...

Caltrans to Motorists: Move Over or Slow Down When Passing Work Zones and Help Protect Highway Workers Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and construction industry contractors today are calling on all Californians for their help in the ongoing effort to make highway work zones safer for workers by moving over one lane, if it’s safe to do so, or slowing down when passing a maintenance or construction crew or emergency personnel stopped on the side of the freeway. ...

Caltrans, San Mateo County, and Local Cities Celebrate 100th Anniversary of State Highway System Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SAN BRUNO – On August 7, 1912, Chairman Burton Towne of the California Highway Commission dug a shovel into the dirt and broke ground for El Camino Real (State Highway 82), the first project in the California highway system. ...

Caltrans Announces QuickMap – an Online Service for Real-Time Travel and Traffic Information Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced it has launched Caltrans QuickMap, an online service that provides California motorists with real-time traffic and travel information that will allow them to make better decisions about how to reach their destination more rapidly. ...

District 11 - Caltrans Completes Final Major Freeway Link on State Route 905 Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SAN DIEGO – Caltrans joined elected representatives and local transportation officials today to celebrate the completion of the last major segment of a new six-lane freeway on State Route 905, connecting the Otay Mesa Port of Entry to Interstate 805. ...

District 10 - New Six-Lane Freeway and Interchange on Highway 99 Will Reduce Congestion and Speed Up Goods Movement Friday, July 13, 2012

MERCED COUNTY – Caltrans and its partners, the Merced County Association of Governments and the city and county of Merced, broke ground today on the $128 million Highway 99 Arboleda Drive Project. ...

District 09 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Friday, July 6, 2012

BISHOP – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 03 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 11 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

SAN DIEGO – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 10 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

STOCKTON – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 06 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

FRESNO – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 05 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

CENTRAL COAST – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 02 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

REDDING – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 12 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

IRVINE – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 8 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

INLAND EMPIRE – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 7 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 1 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

EUREKA – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 8 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

EUREKA – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 1 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

EUREKA – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 4 - Caltrans Awards $48.5 Million for Safe Routes to School to Increase Safety and Health Thursday, July 5, 2012

OAKLAND – Caltrans today awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school. ...

District 2 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Wednesday, June 27, 2012

REDDING – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 6 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

FRESNO – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 7 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 3 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

MARYSVILLE – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 1 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

EUREKA – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 11 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

SAN DIEGO – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 12 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

IRVINE – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 5 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 8 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

INLAND EMPIRE – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 4 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Wednesday, June 27, 2012

OAKLAND – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 10 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

STOCKTON – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 9 - Nearly $1 Billion in Funding Allocated to Improve Transportation and State’s Economic Growth Thursday, June 28, 2012

BISHOP – Continuing the drive to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission has allocated nearly $1 billion to 135 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 9 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Monday, June 11, 2012

BISHOP – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

Meet the Engineers: Webinar to Educate Public About Safety of Bay Bridge Monday, June 11, 2012

OAKLAND – Caltrans is following up today on its call for the Sacramento Bee to retract a false story on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge by announcing a webinar to educate the public about the engineering, construction and safety of the Bay Bridge. ...

Caltrans calls for full retraction of Sacramento Bee Bay Bridge story Friday, June 8, 2012

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to raise public awareness about the safety and integrity of the new east span of the Bay Bridge, Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty called on the Sacramento Bee to retract a recent story that made false claims about the bridge. ...

District 2 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, June 1, 2012

REDDING – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 7 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 11 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

SAN DIEGO – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 3 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

MARYSVILLE – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 5 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 4 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

OAKLAND – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 1 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

EUREKA – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 8 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

SAN BERNADINO – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 12 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

IRVINE – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 6 - Caltrans Awards $350 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Thursday, May 31, 2012

FRESNO – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. ...

District 12 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State's Economy and Upgrade Transportation Friday, May 25, 2012

IRVINE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state's economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 9 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State's Economy and Upgrade Transportation Friday, May 25, 2012

BISHOP – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state's economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 8 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State's Economy and Upgrade Transportation Friday, May 25, 2012

INLAND EMPIRE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state's economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 2 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State's Economy and Upgrade Transportation Thursday, May 24, 2012

REDDING – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state's economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 5 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State's Economy and Upgrade Transportation Thursday, May 24, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state's economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 3 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State’s Economy and Upgrade Transportation Thursday, May 24, 2012

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 11 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State’s Economy and Upgrade Transportation Thursday, May 24, 2012

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 6 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State’s Economy and Upgrade Transportation Thursday, May 24, 2012

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 10 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State’s Economy and Upgrade Transportation Thursday, May 24, 2012

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 4 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State’s Economy and Upgrade Transportation Thursday, May 24, 2012

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 7 - California Transportation Commission Allocates $1.7 Billion to Expand State’s Economy and Upgrade Transportation Thursday, May 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $1.7 billion in funding for transportation projects that will strengthen the state’s economy by sustaining and creating jobs and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

New Paramount Boulevard Bridge to Open Ahead of Schedule Friday, May 18, 2012

MONTEBELLO –Caltrans today announced it expects to open the new Paramount Boulevard Bridge on the Pomona Freeway (State Route 60) by May 21, almost a month ahead of schedule. ...

Caltrans Memorial Honors 178 Fallen Highway Workers and Reminds Motorists to Slow for the Cone Zone Wednesday, May 09, 2012

SACRAMENTO –At its 22nd Annual Workers Memorial today at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored its 178 employees who lost their lives on the job, including three San Diego-area workers who were killed in separate incidents last year. ...

Caltrans Increases Rail Capacity in Southern California Tuesday, May 01, 2012

PICO RIVERA –Caltrans, BNSF Railway, and Amtrak today announced the groundbreaking of a $38 million rail project that will add 3.8 additional miles of track to the Los Angeles area, increasing efficiency and rail capacity. ...

Caltrans Celebrates New Carpool Lane Project on U.S. 101 Monday, April 30, 2012

Carpinteria –Caltrans, the Ventura County Transportation Commission, and the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a $102 million project that will add 12 miles of new carpool lanes on the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) – the first ever in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. ...

District 12 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

IRVINE –Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 6 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

FRESNO –Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 4 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

Oakland –Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 1 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

EUREKA –Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 11 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

SAN DIEGO –Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 9 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

Bishop –Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 7 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

Los Angeles –Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 5 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

San Luis Obispo –Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

District 3 More Than $900 Million in Funding Allocated to Drive State's Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, April 27, 2012

Marysville –Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide. ...

Construction Starts on New $100 Million Truck Complex on Interstate 80 in Solano County Friday, April 20, 2012

OAKLAND – Caltrans, the Solano Transportation Authority (STA), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) today broke ground on the Interstate 80 Eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales Relocation Project in Fairfield. ...

Construction Begins on Highway 12 Jameson Canyon Road Widening Project Wednesday, April 04, 2012

OAKLAND – Caltrans, the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) and the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency (NCTPA) broke ground today on the much-anticipated Highway 12 Jameson Canyon Road Widening Project. ...

Caltrans’ Safety Improvements Paying Off – Traffic Fatalities at Lowest Level in Nearly 70 Years Wednesday, April 04, 2012

SACRAMENTO – In 2010, traffic fatalities in California declined to their lowest level since 1944, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...

Dist. 9 $271 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Enhance State's Economic Recovery Thursday, March 29, 2012

BISHOP – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state's highways and rail systems and enhance the state's economic recovery. ...

Dist. 6 $271 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Enhance State's Economic Recovery Thursday, March 29, 2012

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state's highways and rail systems and enhance the state's economic recovery. ...

Dist. 4 $271 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Enhance State's Economic Recovery Thursday, March 29, 2012

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state's highways and rail systems and enhance the state's economic recovery. ...

Dist. 7 $271 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Enhance State’s Economic Recovery Thursday, March 29, 2012

Los Angeles – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery. ...

Dist. 10 $271 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Enhance State’s Economic Recovery Thursday, March 29, 2012

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery. ...

Dist. 3 $271 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Enhance State’s Economic Recovery Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIST 3 – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery. ...

Dist. 11 $271 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Enhance State’s Economic Recovery Thursday, March 29, 2012

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery. ...

Dist. 1 $271 Million in New Funding Awarded to Upgrade Transportation and Enhance State’s Economic Recovery Thursday, March 29, 2012

EUREKA – The California Transportation Commission today allocated $271 million in new funding to 73 projects that will improve the state’s highways and rail systems and enhance the state’s economic recovery. ...

Toll Bridge Program Issues Bay Bridge Safety Report Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OAKLAND – The Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee (TBPOC) today released findings by the independent Seismic Safety Peer Review Panel confirming the integrity and seismic safety of the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. ...

Congestion Relief Coning Soon to Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) and Alondra Boulevard Bridge Monday, March 19, 2012

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Caltrans and regional transportation agencies today announced that construction will begin on a $110 million project on the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) that will significantly improve congestion and enhance safety on the heavily traveled corridor. ...

Construction Moves Forward on Next Phase of State Route 4 Widening Project Friday, March 9, 2012

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY – Caltrans and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) announced today that work has begun on the next phase of the State Route 4 Widening Project in Contra Costa County. ...

Transportation Survey Aims to Improve Mobility, Job Access, and Air Quality Thursday, March 8, 2012

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), along with other state agencies, is conducting a survey of California residents' travel behavior. ...

Caltrans Launches Website to Help Helicopter Pilots Find Hospitals Thursday, March 8, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has launched a website for emergency response pilots to help them find 150 heliport-equipped hospitals across California during medical emergencies. ...

District 5 - $253 Million in New Funding Will Boost Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Monday, February 27, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 3 - $253 Million in New Funding Will Boost Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Friday, February 24, 2012

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 6 - $253 Million in New Funding Will Boost Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Thursday, February 23, 2012

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 7 - $253 Million in New Funding Will Boost Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Thursday, February 23, 2012

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

District 10 - $253 Million in New Funding Will Boost Economic Growth and Improve Transportation Thursday, February 23, 2012

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $253 million in new funding to 30 projects that will improve the state’s transportation system and strengthen California’s economic recovery. ...

Wider Interchange will Ease Congestion as State Route 905/Interstate 805 Connector Opens to Motorists Thursday, February 16, 2012

SAN DIEGO – Today, Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments announced the completion of a $20 million State Route 905/Interstate 805 Connector Project ...

District 8 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, February 10, 2012

SAN BERNADINO – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 3 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, February 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 4 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, February 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 10 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Monday, February 13, 2012

STOCKTON – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 7 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, February 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 2 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, February 10, 2012

REDDING – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 1 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, February 10, 2012

EUREKA – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 5 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, February 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 6 - Caltrans Awards $203 Million in Grants to Improve Public Transit and Air Quality Friday, February 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans has awarded nearly $203 million in grants to improve public transit across California. ...

District 8 - $347 Million in New Transportation Funding to Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SAN BERNADINO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 10 - $347 Million in New Transportation Funding to Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, January 25, 2012

STOCKTON – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 4 - $347 Million in New Transportation Funding to Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, January 25, 2012

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 3 - $347 Million in New Transportation Funding to Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MARYSVILLE – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 7 - $347 Million in New Transportation Funding to Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 1 - $347 Million in New Transportation Funding to Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, January 25, 2012

EUREKA – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

District 6 - $347 Million in New Transportation Funding to Drive Economic Growth and Upgrade State's Transportation System Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FRESNO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $347 million in new funding to 47 projects that will bolster the state’s economy and provide congestion relief for motorists statewide. ...

Congestion Relief Celebrated in San Diego With Completion of Landmark Interstate 15 Express Lanes Thursday, January 12, 2012

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the opening of the final phase of the Interstate 15 (I-15) Express Lanes Project. ...

New Russian River Bridge Near Ukiah Will Increase Safety Thursday, December 29, 2011

EUREKA – Caltrans today announced it has completed replacement work on the Russian River Bridge on State Route 222 (also known as Talmage Road) near Ukiah. ...

Caltrans Provides Safer Travel to Motorists on Highway 99 in Butte County Friday, December 23, 2011

BUTTE COUNTY – Caltrans today announced it has completed repaving of a 4.5-mile stretch of State Highway 99 near Biggs in Butte County. ...

All Aboard! Caltrans and Metrolink Will Now Provide Train Travel Times From Orange County To Los Angeles Union Station Monday, December 19, 2011

IRVINE – Caltrans and Metrolink have jointly developed a pilot project to show commuters that trains are a viable alternative to freeway traffic. ...

District 01 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars Thursday, December 15, 2011

EUREKA – District 02 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars. ...

District 05 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars Thursday, December 15, 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – District 02 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars. ...

District 02 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars Thursday, December 15, 2011

Redding – District 02 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars. ...

District 04 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oakland – District 04 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars. ...

District 10 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stockton – District 10 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars. ...

District 8 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars Thursday, December 15, 2011

San Bernardino/Riverside – District 8 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars. ...

District 11 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars Thursday, December 15, 2011

San Diego – District 11 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars. ...

District 3 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars Thursday, December 15, 2011

MARYSVILLE – District 3 - $401 Million in new Transportation Funding to Revitalize California's Economy and Purchase Passenger Rail Cars. ...

New Caltrans Roundabout Near Fort Bragg Will Help Reduce Collisions, Congestion and Carbon Emissions Thursday, December 15, 2011

EUREKA – Caltrans today announced it has completed a new traffic roundabout south of Fort Bragg that will help reduce the severity of potential collisions, lower vehicle emissions by lessening idle times and help ease traffic congestion. ...

Caltrans Opens New Highway 50 Bus/Carpool Lane to Ease Congestion in Time for Holiday Travel Wednesday, December 14, 2011

RANCHO CORDOVA – Today, just in time for the busy holiday travel season, Caltrans cut the ribbon for a new bus/carpool lane that will ease traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, and lessen the travel time for an estimated 170,000 drivers daily on Highway 50 between Rancho Cordova and Sacramento. ...

New Car-Pool Lanes to Open on U.S. Route 101 in Sonoma County Tuesday, December 06, 2011

COTATI – Caltrans and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority announced today they will open the new High-Occupancy Vehicle Lanes, commonly known as "Car-Pool Lanes," on U.S. Route 101 in Cotati, Sonoma County, are open. ...

Breakthrough of the Caldecott Tunnel's Fourth Bore Marks a Major Project Milestone Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OAKLAND – Today, Caltrans announced it has reached a milestone with the breakthrough of the top portion of the Caldecott Tunnel's fourth bore – joining the tunnel's eastern and western sides and bringing the region one step closer to traffic congestion relief. ...

Headquarters, Caltrans Releases Documents Related to Technician's Falsified Reports Monday, November 21, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today released hundreds of official records—including test results, correspondence and certified engineering reports—related to its response to an employee caught falsifying data during a construction project in September 2008. ...

Headquarters, $214 Million in Bond Funding Invested in Improvements to California's Public Transit and Air Quality Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Burbank – Dario Frommer, Chair of the California Transportation Commission, today issued the following statement on the release of the California High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan: ...

District 3, New Weather Station Signals an End to Project on U.S. Hwy. 50 Monday, October 31, 2011

El Dorado County – Caltrans announced today that a new Roadway Weather Information Station (RWIS) has been installed west of South Lake Tahoe, officially marking the completion of a project to improve U.S. Highway 50 over the Echo Summit. ...

District 1,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Monday, October 31, 2011

Eureka – Following last week's announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state's economic recovery. ...

District 8,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Friday, October 28, 2011

San Bernardino – Following last week's announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state's economic recovery. ...

District 11,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Friday, October 28, 2011

San Diego – Following last week's announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state's economic recovery. ...

District 3,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Thursday, October 27, 2011

Marysville – Following last week's announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state's economic recovery. ...

District 7,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oakland – Following last week's announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state's economic recovery. ...

District 4,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oakland – Following last week’s announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state’s economic recovery. ...

District 6,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fresno – Following last week’s announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state’s economic recovery. ...

District 5,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Thursday, October 27, 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Following last week’s announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state’s economic recovery. ...

District 12,$784 Million in New Transportation Funding to Help Create Jobs and Bolster the Economy Thursday, October 27, 2011

IRVINE – Following last week’s announcement of the general obligation bond sales, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $784 million in new funding for 61 projects that will help create thousands of jobs bolstering the state’s economic recovery. ...

Caltrans' Amtrak California Locomotives to Exceed U.S. EPA Standards Friday, October 21, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans’ intercity passenger rail program is the first in the nation to start converting its fleet of locomotives to emission-control standards that exceed current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. ...

District 4 Caltrans Awards $66 Million in Safe Routes to Schools Funding Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OAKLAND – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. ...

District 10 Caltrans Awards $66 Million in Safe Routes to Schools Funding Wednesday, October 19, 2011

STOCKTON – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. ...

District 11 Caltrans Awards $66 Million in Safe Routes to Schools Funding Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SAN DIEGO – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. ...

District 8 Caltrans Awards $66 Million in Safe Routes to Schools Funding Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. ...

District 6 Caltrans Awards $66 Million in Safe Routes to Schools Funding Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FRESNO – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. ...

District 3 Caltrans Awards $66 Million in Safe Routes to Schools Funding Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MARYSVILLE – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. ...

District 12 Caltrans Awards $66 Million in Safe Routes to Schools Funding Wednesday, October 19, 2011

IRVINE – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. ...

District 12 Caltrans Announces Upcoming Highway 99 Rehabilitation Project in Madera County. Monday, October 3, 2011

FRESNO – Caltrans has begun construction on the $33 million Madera 99 Freeway Rehabilitation Project in Madera County. ...

Caltrans completes new section of Kings Canyon Expressway in Fresno County Friday, September 23, 2011

FRESNO – Caltrans today announced it has completed a new six-mile segment of the Kings Canyon Expressway (Highway 180) in Fresno County that will significantly reduce traffic congestion for motorists traveling between Fresno and Sanger. ...

Caltrans Joins with CHP to Protect Highway Workers Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Concerned about a spike in highway worker deaths, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has partnered with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to provide enhanced speed and DUI enforcement in highway construction and maintenance zones across California. ...

Caltrans Strives to Protect Animals and Raise Awareness with Watch Out for Wildlife Week Monday, September 19, 2011

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will observe the third week in September as "Watch Out for Wildlife (WOW) Awareness Week," which strives to reduce the number of wildlife-related injuries and vehicle passenger fatalities on the state's highways. ...

District 3 - $83 Million in new Transportation funding will put Californians to work repairing states highways and bridges Thursday, September 15, 2011

SACRAMENTO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $83 million in new funding to 21 projects, an investment that will keep Californians working and help improve the states highways and bridges. ...

District 11 - $83 Million in new Transportation funding will put Californians to work repairing states highways and bridges Thursday, September 15, 2011

SAN DIEGO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $83 million in new funding to 21 projects, an investment that will keep Californians working and help improve the states highways and bridges. ...

District 8 - $83 Million in new Transportation funding will put Californians to work repairing states highways and bridges Thursday, September 15, 2011

SAN BERNADINO – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $83 million in new funding to 21 projects, an investment that will keep Californians working and help improve the states highways and bridges. ...

District 4 - $83 Million in new Transportation funding will put Californians to work repairing states highways and bridges Thursday, September 15, 2011

OAKLAND – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $83 million in new funding to 21 projects, an investment that will keep Californians working and help improve the states highways and bridges. ...

Caltrans and Rail Partners Launch New Campaign for Rail Safety Month Thursday, September 15, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and its partners today announced that hundreds of Caltrans employees have joined together with individuals affected by rail crossing incidents to decorate two locomotives in honor of California's Rail Safety Month. ...

Major Improvements Coming to I-5 in Stockton - Including City's First Carpool Lanes Monday, September 12, 2011

STOCKTON – Caltrans today announced major improvements will be made to Stockton's highways, including construction of the city's first carpool lanes and installation of reinforced concrete on all six lanes of I-5 to give motorists a smoother, safer ride to last for decades. ...

Caltrans Begins Project to Make It Easier and Safer to Get On and Off Highway 99 in Chico Monday, September 12, 2011

CHICO – The project will add a new, mile-long auxiliary lane in each direction, widen on and off-ramps, construct sound walls to reduce highway noise, and widen Highway 99 from East First Avenue to Highway 32. ...

$23 Billion in California Transportation Projects Could 'Grind to a Halt' Without New Federal Transportation Bill Thursday, September 01, 2011

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced that Malcolm Dougherty, Acting Caltrans Director, has sent a letter urging Congress to swiftly pass legislation that will reauthorize transportation funding and protect $23 billion in active state and local transportation projects. ...

Caltrans Receives $55 Million to Reduce Congestion and Improve Safety on Pacific Surfliner Wednesday, August 31, 2011

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded three grants totaling $55 million to reduce congestion and increase safety on the Pacific Surfliner intercity rail corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego. ...

Caltrans Finishes New Lanes on Interstate 5 in Shasta County to Improve Safety and Reduce Congestion Friday, August 26, 2011

REDDING – Caltrans today announced it has completed a $16.5 million project that added new lanes for trucks and other slow-moving vehicles on Interstate 5 between Cottonwood and Anderson in Shasta County. ...

Caltrans' Interstate 5 Facelift Will Deliver Safer, Smoother Ride Friday, August 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Caltrans today began repaving 28 miles (14 miles in each direction) of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) in north Los Angeles County to provide motorists a safer, smoother ride for their daily commute. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bishop – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oakland – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

San Diego – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stockton – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

Central Coast – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

Marysville – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fresno – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

Los Angeles – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

$2.2 Billion in New Funding Allocated to Transportation Projects to help drive State's Economic Growth. Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eureka – Continuing the push to rebuild California’s infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $2.2 billion in new funding to 146 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide. ...

Caltrans Announces Nearly $50 Million to Improve Safety on its Pacific Surfliner Rail Line Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sacramento – Today, Caltrans announced that it has received nearly $25 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to install global positioning system-based (GPS) train control equipment on its Pacific Surfliner intercity rail line to improve worker safety and help prevent train collisions and derailments. ...

Caltrans Breaks Ground on Highway 101 Auxiliary Lane Project in San Mateo County Friday, July 22, 2011

Menlo Park – Caltrans, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today broke ground for the next auxiliary lane to be built on Highway 101 in San Mateo County ...

Caltrans Begins Widening Highway 101 at Marin-Sonoma "Narrows" Thursday, July 14, 2011

Novato – Caltrans broke ground today on the first phase of the Marin-Sonoma Narrows Project on Highway 101. ...

Caltrans to Motorists: When You See Flashing Lights,Move Over to Protect Highway Workers and CHP Officers Monday, July 11, 2011

Sacramento – Today, 700 Caltrans electronic highway signs throughout California lit up with a new Move Over message to kickoff a statewide campaign to increase safety for motorists, highway workers and law enforcement. ...

Caltrans awards its first innovative design-build project Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fresno – Caltrans today announced that it has awarded its first design-build project, the State Highway 99 Chowchilla Rehabilitation Project, to Granite Construction Company. ...

Caltrans Completes Reconstruction and Earthquake Retrofit of Baldwin Park Boulevard Bridge Monday, June 27, 2011

Baldwin Park – Caltrans announced today that it has completed the reconstruction of the Baldwin Park Boulevard Bridge in order to accommodate new carpool lanes that are being built on the San Bernardino Freeway (Interstate 10). ...

District 10: $825 Million allocated to create jobs and improve transportation Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stockton – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California’s economy and upgrade the state’s vast transportation system. ...

District 4: $825 Million allocated to create jobs and improve transportation Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oakland – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California’s economy and upgrade the state’s vast transportation system. ...

District 7: $825 Million allocated to create jobs and improve transportation Thursday, June 23, 2011

Los Angeles – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California’s economy and upgrade the state’s vast transportation system. ...

District 3: $825 Million allocated to create jobs and improve transportation Thursday, June 23, 2011

Marysville – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California’s economy and upgrade the state’s vast transportation system. ...

District 1: $825 Million allocated to create jobs and improve transportation Thursday, June 23, 2011

Eureka – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California’s economy and upgrade the state’s vast transportation system. ...

District 6: $825 Million allocated to create jobs and improve transportation Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fresno – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California’s economy and upgrade the state’s vast transportation system. ...

District 12: $825 Million allocated to create jobs and improve transportation Thursday, June 23, 2011

Irvine – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $825 million in new funding to 92 highway, transit, and rail projects that will strengthen California’s economy and upgrade the state’s vast transportation system. ...

TRAFFIC CONGESTION RELIEF COMING SOON TO GOLDEN GATE FREEWAY AND CARMENITA ROAD INTERCHANGE Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sacramento – Caltrans and local and regional transportation agencies today announced construction will begin in July on a $380 million project that will significantly improve the flow of traffic through the busy Carmenita Road interchange and also reduce congestion on the Golden Gate Freeway (Interstate 5). ...

CALTRANS WORKER KILLED TODAY ON FREEWAY RAMP IS THIRD TO DIE ON JOB SINCE MAY Monday, June 20, 2011

Sacramento – Caltrans announced that Richard Gonzalez, a 52-year-old Caltrans maintenance worker, died shortly before 9 a.m. today after being struck by a vehicle while he was picking up litter along the northbound Interstate 15 connector ramp to eastbound State Route 94 in San Diego. ...

Earthquake Technology Developed by Caltrans and Federal Government being Deployed for Nuclear Power Plants in Japan and Around the World Friday, June 17, 2011

Sacramento – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced that technology developed by Caltrans and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to immediately prioritize bridge inspections after an earthquake ...

Landmark project to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion on Highway 101 gets underway Friday, June 10, 2011

Monterey County – Caltrans and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County announced today that construction has begun on the U. S. Highway 101 Prunedale Improvement Project (PIP), the largest transportation project in Monterey County since the early 1960s. ...

Amtrak California Ridership and Revenue Off the Charts Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sacramento – California motorists left the highways in record numbers over the past 12 months to ride two of California's highly successful intercity passenger rail corridors, Caltrans announced today. ...

Caltrans Begins Safety Improvements on Highway 49 Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sacramento – Caltrans broke ground today on a $29 million project that will improve safety along a busy section of State Highway 49 near Grass Valley. ...

$58 Million in new funding allocated to transportation projects to help drive state’s economic growth Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sacramento – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $58 million in new funding to 56 highway, transit, and rail projects statewide to support jobs and upgrade the state’s vital transportation system. ...

Caltrans holds memorial honoring 175 fallen workers Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sacramento – At its 21st annual Workers Memorial today at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored its 175 employees who were killed on the job, including Gary Smith, a maintenance worker killed last year by a suspected drunk driver on Highway 99 north of Chico. ...

Federal Railroad Administration Awards Caltrans $100 Million Grant Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sacramento – The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) $100 million to purchase new equipment on Amtrak California trains that service the San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner rail corridors. ...

Caltrans recognizes contractors for "Excellence in Partnering" Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sacramento – Caltrans Director Cindy McKim joined construction industry professionals for the 2011 Caltrans "Excellence in Partnering" awards, which recognizes contractors who put into action what they learned from the Caltrans' Partnering Program to deliver successful highway projects throughout California. ...

Caltrans Completes Recovery Act Congestion Relief Project on Interstate 805 Monday, March 21, 2011

San Diego – Caltrans joined elected representatives and local transportation officials today to celebrate the completion of the first American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) project to be completed in the San Diego region. ...

Federal Judge Upholds Caltrans Program to Support Minority and Women-owned Businesses Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Sacramento – In a victory for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), a U.S. District Court judge affirmed that Caltrans’ Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Program was “clearly constitutional” in a recent ruling. ...

Construction Begins on Next Stage of State Route 905 Project Friday, April 01, 2011

San Diego – Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today celebrated the start of construction on the next construction phase of the $611 million State Route 905 Project in Otay Mesa. ...

Caltrans Project Will Help Motorists Avoid Traffic Congestion On Interstate 280 Friday, April 01, 2011

San Mateo County – Caltrans today announced the completion of a project on Interstate 280 in San Mateo County that will provide real-time traffic and weather information that motorists can use to avoid congestion and inclement weather. ...

New Highway Widening Project to Bring Traffic Congestion Relief to Highway 99 Friday, April 01, 2011

Fresno/Tulare – Caltrans and the Tulare County Association of Governments today celebrated the start of construction on a project that will widen State Highway 99 between Goshen and Kingsburg, ...

130 Public Transit and Air Quality Projects Receive $78 Million in New Funding Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sacramento – Caltrans announced today that it has awarded $78 million to 130 public transit and air quality projects across California. ...

District 11 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

San Diego – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 12 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

Irvine – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 10 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stockton – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 7 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

Los Angeles – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 6 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fresno – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 5 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

CENTRAL COAST – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 4 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oakland – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 3 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sacramento – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 2 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

Redding – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

District 1 CTC Allocates $101 Million to Expand State's Economy and Improve Transportation Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eureka – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $101 million in funding to 90 projects to improve transportation statewide. ...

Caltrans to temporarily close U.S. Highway 50 at Echo Summitt to replace rock wall barrier Tuesday, March 15, 2011

El Dorado County – Caltrans today announced it will temporarily close U.S. Highway 50 at Echo Summit for up to two weeks between mid-to-late April and early May. ...

Caltrans project will ease congestion at Interstate 805/5 interchange, complete 10 miles of carpool lanes Wednesday, March 9, 2011

San Diego – Caltrans today announced construction has begun on the $90 million Interstate 805/Carroll Canyon Road Extension Project, which will help reduce congestion, provide easier access to the I-805/5 interchange and complete a 10-mile carpool lane. ...

Caltrans breaks ground on new bus/carpool lanes on Golden State Freeway Thursday, March 3, 2011

Los Angeles – Caltrans today broke ground on a project to construct new bus/carpool lanes on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and the Buena Vista Street interchange in Burbank. ...

Caltrans completes recovery act project on State Route 154 Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Santa Barbara – Caltrans today announced that work has been completed on a $2.5 million pavement improvement project on State Route 154, providing motorists a smoother, safer ride. ...

Caltrans completes Highway 1 pavement protection project Monday, February 28, 2011

Santa Barbara – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $1.9 million pavement protection project on State Highway 1 near Lompoc. ...

$25 Million in transit grant funds available to help the elderly and persons with disabilities Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sacramento – Caltrans has announced that applications are being accepted for $25 million in federal transit grant funds aimed at providing transportation services to persons with special needs. ...

CALTRANS COMPLETES $5 MILLION RECOVERY ACT SAFETY PROJECT ON HIGHWAY 101 Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monterey County – Caltrans announced today the completion of a $5 million project that will improve safety for the traveling public along 37 miles of U.S. Highway 101 in Monterey County. ...

Caltrans completes State Route 73 paving project using 300,000 recycled tires Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Irvine – Caltrans today announced it has completed a project that repaved 12 miles of State Route 73 in Orange County. The $7.2 million project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). ...

Shandon roadside rest area on Hwy. 46 will open tomorrow Monday, February 7, 2011

San Luis Obispo County – Caltrans has announced that the new Shandon Roadside Rest Area on State Highway 46 will open at 5 pm on Tuesday, February 8 after being closed for one year for a complete renovation. ...

U.S. 101 Improvements coming to Santa Clara County Friday, February 4, 2011

Santa Clara County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), and the city of San Jose today celebrated the beginning of a project that will help relieve chronic traffic jams on U.S. Highway 101 by replacing the Tully Road overcrossing in San Jose. ...

District 1--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 2--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 3--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 4--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 5--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 6--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 7--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 8--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 10--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Stockton – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 11--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

District 12--$1 Billion Alloted to Improve Transportation and Expand State's Economy Friday, January 21, 2011

Sacramento – Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $1 billion to 107 transportation projects statewide, including $838 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. ...

Caltrans Highway 99 Project Improves Safety in Los Molinos Friday, January 14, 2011

Redding – Caltrans today announced the completion of Phase I of a project that will improve safety on State Highway 99 in Los Molinos. ...

Presidio Parkway Public-Private Partnership Agreement Signed Monday, January 3, 2011

San Francisco – Today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Authority) are one step closer to delivering the second phase of the Presidio Parkway project as they awarded the public-private partnership agreement to the selected bidder, Golden Link Partners. ...

Caltrans completes new Cushenberry Bridge project Wednesday, December 22, 2010

San Bernadino – Caltrans has finished major construction on a $3 million bridge project on State Route 18 in San Bernardino County. ...

Holiday parties bring increased risk to Caltrans workers Monday, December 20, 2010

Sacramento – Holiday parties are a fun, enjoyable part of the season for many - but they also can bring increased danger and tragedy to the roadways. ...

Caltrans Completes U.S Highway 101 Paving Project in Brisbane Friday, December 10, 2010

Sacramento – Caltrans announced today the completion of a $2.6 million project that repaved a three-mile section of U.S. Highway 101 in Brisbane. The project was entirely funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). ...

Orange County’s First Recovery Act Freeway Project Completed Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sacramento – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $65 million project that will relieve congestion and ease a chronic traffic bottleneck along State Route 91, a major transportation artery connecting Orange County with the Inland Empire. ...

Amtrak California Web Site Has New Look Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sacramento – The California Department of Transportation recently recreated, redesigned and re-launched its AmtrakCalifornia.com Web site ...

New carpool lane completed on I-580 will bring congestion relief to Bay Area motorists Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alameda County – Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) today celebrated the completion of the second phase of a $49 million project that constructed a new carpool lane on eastbound Interstate 580 between Hacienda Drive and Portola Road. ...

Regions Newest Stretch of Freeway Celebrated on State Route 905 Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Butte County – Caltrans joined elected representatives and local transportation officials today to spotlight San Diego’s newest stretch of freeway on State Route 905. The project, scheduled to open to traffic next week, built three miles of a new six-lane freeway from Siempre Viva Road to Britannia Boulevard. ...

Caltrans Employee Killed in the Line of Duty Monday, November 15, 2010

Butte County – A Caltrans maintenance employee was killed last night on Highway 99 north of Chico. ...

Recovery act safety project on State Route 49 completed 100 days ahead of schedule Friday, November 12, 2010

El Dorado County – Caltrans today announced the completion – 100 days ahead of schedule - of a $5.4 million highway safety improvement project on State Route 49 in El Dorado County. The project was financed entirely by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. ...

Caltrans awards contract for second phase of Highway46 East widening Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paso Robles – PASO ROBLES – Caltrans today announced that Papich Construction of Pismo Beach has been awarded a $54.1 million contract to widen a five-mile section of Highway 46 East from Geneseo Road to Almond Drive. ...

Caltrans Completes Recovery Act Project on State Route 20 in Colusa County Friday, November 5, 2010

Sacramento – Caltrans announced today the completion of a $7.1 million project that will decrease highway closures and roadway damage. ...

Caltrans Receives $171 million to Improve Passenger Rail Service Friday, November 5, 2010

Sacramento – The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) $171 million to improve service on its highly successful intercity passenger rail service. ...

State Allocates $141 Million to Upgrade Transportation Infrastructure and Drive Economic Growth, Adds One More Project to Its Historic Design-Build Pilot Program Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sacramento – Today, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $141 million to 39 projects statewide to improve the state’s highways and bolster the economy. ...

California' s first recovery act transportation project to break ground is completed Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oakland – Caltrans today announced the completion of the first Recovery Act transportation project to break ground in California. ...

New figures show nearly 90 percent of California’s Recovery Act transportation projects are under construction Monday, November 1, 2010

Sacramento – New information compiled by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) confirms that close to 90 percent of California's transportation projects ...

Construction Begins to Improve Indian Canyon Drive Interchange Thursday, October 21, 2010

Riverside County – Today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Riverside County, Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG), Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), and the cities of Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs celebrated the start of construction on the Indian Canyon Drive Interchange Improvement Project on Interstate 10 ...

New Tudor Bypass Opens on State Route 99 Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sutter County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Sutter County today opened the newly-completed Tudor Bypass ...

Caltrans Awards $24 Million for Safe Routes to School Monday, October 25, 2010

Sacramento – Today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) awarded $24 million for 85 Safe Routes to School projects to improve safety for children ...

Caltrans completes traffic safety project on State Route 44 near Lassen national park Thursday, September 30, 2010

Redding – Caltrans announced today the completion of a $7.7 million curve realignment project – four months ahead of schedule - that will improve safety on State Route 44 in Shasta County. ...

Caltrans ribbon cutting event opens New Dana Ramp Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Redding – Caltrans today announced that the Dana to Downtown Project has been completed - nine months ahead of its original timetable. ...

Caltrans Breaks Ground on San Fernando Valley I-5 Bus/Carpool Lane Project Monday, September 27, 2010

Los Angeles – Caltrans today broke ground on a $140.2 million project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) that will ease traffic congestion and improve air quality in the San Fernando Valley. ...

Lack of Budget Freezes $3.9 Billion in Transportation Funding Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sacramento – Due to the lack of a new state budget, $932 million in transportation funding was delayed or deferred today, according to the California Department of Transportation. Last month, $3 billion in transportation projects were impacted statewide, bringing the total to $3.9 billion in the past two months. ...

Bay Area’s first express lane set to open September 20 Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fremont – Caltrans, the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) announced today that on September 20 the Bay Area’s first express lane will open, allowing solo drivers to use a 14-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 680 between Pleasanton and Milpitas, if they pay a toll electronically. ...

Caltrans completes traffic safety project on State Route 299 in Weaverville Tuesday, September 14, 2010

District 2 - Redding – Trinity County – Caltrans today announced it has completed a $560,000 project that will improve safety for motorists and pedestrians on State Route 299 in downtown Weaverville. ...

Recovery Act provides $1.6 million for money-saving pavement project on State Route 1 near Lompoc Monday, September 13, 2010

District 9 - Bishop – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $1.9 million project that resurfaced sections of State Route 127 (SR-127) in San Bernardino County and State Route 178 (SR-178) in Inyo County. ...

New Caldecott Video Highlights Job Creation - Worker Stories Highlight How Recovery Act Impacts Lives Monday, September 13, 2010

S.F. Bay Area – California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice and Caltrans Director Cindy McKim today issued the following statements on a newly released video that provides solid examples of jobs created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). ...

Caltrans opens new Roger M. Rodoni memorial interchange in alton Friday, September 10, 2010

Eureka – Caltrans today celebrated the opening of the new Roger M. Rodoni Memorial Interchange at the junction of State Route 36 and U.S. Route 101 in Alton. ...

Caltrans completes new lanes on U.S. Route 395 in Inyo County Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bishop – Caltrans today announced the completion of the $60.6 million Manzanar/Independence project, which constructed 11 miles of new lanes on U.S. Route 395 in Inyo County. ...

Caltrans uses recycled tires to complete construction on U.S. Route 395 Monday, August 23, 2010

Modoc County – Caltrans today announced the completion of $2.1 million project that used recycled tires to resurface nearly 23 miles of U.S. Route 395 from Alturas to the Lassen/Modoc county line – keeping those tires out of California landfills. ...

Caltrans completes construction on State Route 33 Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stanislaus County – Caltrans today announced the completion of construction on a $2.6 million pavement resurfacing project on State Route 33 (SR-33) in Stanislaus County. The project was primarily financed ($1.8 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This project began sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite Recovery Act funding. ...

Without budget transportation projects delayed, payments to contractors at risk Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sacramento – Caltrans today released a White Paper that highlights the negative economic impacts the budget delay is having on transportation projects statewide

The effects of the delayed budget are being felt as the California Transportation Commission meets today and tomorrow. Funding for transportation projects worth over $2.1 billion that are contingent on the approval of the state budget may either be ...

Construction begins on fourth bore of Caldecott Tunnel Monday, August 9, 2010

Oakland – Caltrans today announced that work has started on the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel on State Route 24 in the Oakland Hills. The four-year, $394 million project will relieve traffic congestion for more than 150,000 commuters daily and is partially financed ($197.5 million) by President Obama´s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This project is beginning sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite Recovery Act funding ...

RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $10.4 MILLION TO IMPROVE U.S. HIGHWAY 101 THROUGH UKIAH Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Eureka – Caltrans today announced that Granite Construction of Watsonville, California was awarded a $10.4 million construction contract to install sections of new pavement along a 12-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101 in Mendocino County. The contract is entirely financed by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

RECOVERY ACT DELIVERS $83 MILLION TO JUMP START CONSTRUCTION ON PRESIDIO PARKWAY’S SIGNATURE TUNNEL Wednesday, July 21, 2010

San Francisco – Caltrans today announced construction has begun on the Presidio Parkway Project’s second major contract - a $116 million effort to build the Battery Tunnel and a temporary bypass. This contract is partially funded by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), along with $33 million in local funding. This project is starting sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite Recovery Act funding.  ...

RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.6 MILLION FOR MONEY-SAVING PAVEMENT PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 1 NEAR LOMPOC Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Santa Barbara County – Caltrans today announced that work has begun on a $1.9 million project that will keep the pavement on State Route 1 near Lompoc in good condition for an additional five years. The project is partially financed ($1.6 million) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

RECOVERY ACT DELIVERS $41 MILLION TO BUILD NEW BUS/CARPOOL LANES ON INTERSTATE 5 Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Los Angeles – Caltrans today announced it has awarded Security Paving of Sun Valley, California a contract to construct new bus/carpool lanes on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and the Buena Vista Street interchange in Burbank. The $129 million project is financed in part ($41 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.3 MILLION FOR NEW SAFETY GUARDRAILS ON STATE ROUTE 1 Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monterey County – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $1.3 million safety project that installed about 20 miles of new safety guardrail to help reduce injuries from traffic incidents on State Route 1 (SR-1) between Monterey and Castroville. The project was entirely financed by President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

RECOVERY ACT DELIVERS $1.5 MILLION TO HELP RESURFACE STATE ROUTE 154 Thursday, July 15, 2010

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - Caltrans announced today that work has begun on a $2.5 million pavement improvement project that will result in a smoother, safer ride for motorists on State Route 154.  The project is financed primarily ($1.5 million) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

STIMULUS PROVIDES $1.1 MILLION TO RESURFACE VENTURA FREEWAY RAMPS IN BURBANK Thursday, July 1, 2010

BURBANK TO GLENDALE – Caltrans today announced the completion of a $1.3 million project that resurfaced 32 on-ramps and off-ramps along the Ventura Freeway (SR- 134) between Bob Hope Drive and the Glendale Freeway (SR-2). The project is financed primarily ($1.1 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

$897 MILLION ALLOCATED TO EXPAND STATE'S ECONOMY AND IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sacramento – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $897 million to 170 transportation projects statewide, including $157 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006, and $49 million from President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The remaining $691 million in allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars.  ...

STIMULUS FUNDS NEW, GREENER BUSES FOR SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES ROUTE Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sacramento – Using $1.4 million from President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), three brand new buses were put in service today by Greyhound Lines, Incorporated. The buses replace older buses that were less fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.  ...

STIMULUS DELIVERS $1.8 MILLION FOR NEW, SMOOTH PAVEMENT ON STATE ROUTE 33 IN STANISLAUS COUNTY Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stanislaus County – Caltrans today announced the start of construction on a $2.6 million pavement resurfacing project on State Route 33 (SR-33) in Stanislaus County.  The project is primarily financed ($1.8 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  This project began sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite Recovery Act funding.  ...

STIMULUS PROVIDES NEARLY $50 MILLION TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION Monday, June 14, 2010

District 12 - Orange County – Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) broke ground today on the $323 million West County Connector Project, which will bring congestion relief where three major freeways (Interstate 405, Interstate 605, and State Route 22) converge. The project is partially funded ($49.5 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The remaining funding comes from Proposition 1B ($186 million), the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond championed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program ($87 million). ...

STIMULUS PROVIDES $28.2 MILLION TO BUILD NEW PLUMAS COUNTY BRIDGE Monday, June 14, 2010

Redding – Caltrans today announced that construction has begun on a $28.6 million project to build a new Spanish Creek Bridge on State Route 70, improving a vital transportation link in Plumas County. The project is financed primarily ($28.2 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is the 11,000th transportation project to be obligated stimulus funding nationwide.  ...

ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROVIDES $7.9 MILLION TO REPLACE RUSSIAN RIVER BRIDGE ON STATE ROUTE 222 Thursday, June 10, 2010

Eureka – Caltrans announced today that work has begun on an $8.3 million project to replace the Russian River Bridge on State Route 222 (SR-222) in Mendocino County. The new bridge will increase safety by providing two 12-foot traffic lanes with wider shoulders. The project is primarily financed ($7.9 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

ECONOMIC STIMULUS DELIVERS $10.7 MILLION FOR PROJECTS TO REDUCE CONGESTION ON INTERSTATE 280 IN SAN JOSE AND DALY CITY Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oakland – Caltrans today announced that work has begun on three ramp metering and ramp widening projects that will help ease traffic congestion on Interstate 280 (I-280) in San Jose and Daly City. The projects, totaling $10.7 million, are financed entirely by President Obama’s Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

STIMULUS PROVIDES NEARLY $9 MILLION TO REPAVE STATE ROUTE 145, RECONSTRUCT BRIDGE IN MADERA COUNTY Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fresno – Caltrans today announced the completion of the $13.5 million State Route 145 (SR-145) Cottonwood Creek Overlay Project, financed partially ($8.9 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This stimulus project and many others around the state are being completed sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite Recovery Act funding.  ...

ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROVIDES $305,000 TO IMPROVE STATE ROUTE 299 IN DOWNTOWN WEAVERVILLE Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Redding – Caltrans today announced construction will begin Monday, June 7, 2010, on a $560,000 project on State Route 299 in downtown Weaverville. The project, awarded to Mercer Fraser Company, Eureka, CA, is funded primarily with $305,000 from President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This project was awarded sooner than expected thanks to the governor's efforts to expedite transportation funding.  ...

PROPOSITION 1B TRANSPORTATION BOND PROVIDES $22.9 MILLION FOR INTERSTATE 5 PROJECT IN SHASTA COUNTY Thursday, May 27, 2010

Redding – Caltrans today announced that construction will begin Tuesday, June 1, 2010, on a $24.7 million project that will build new truck climbing lanes on Interstate 5 in Shasta County. The project is funded primarily ($22.9 million) by Proposition 1B, the $19.9 billion-dollar transportation bond championed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006.  ...

PROPOSITION 1B PROVIDES $14.7 MILLION TO WIDEN STATE ROUTE 219, REDUCE CONGESTION IN MODESTO Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stanislaus County – Caltrans today announced the completion of the $49.5 million State Route 219 Kiernan Avenue Widening Project (Phase I) that will increase capacity and reduce congestion in Modesto. Proposition 1B, a $19.9 billion transportation bond championed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006, provided $14.7 million of the project's funding.  ...

ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROVIDES $10 MILLION FOR NEW, SMOOTH PAVEMENT ON INTERSTATE 5 Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Los Angeles – Caltrans today announced that work has begun on a freeway pavement project that will result in a smoother ride for commuters on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Sylmar and Pacoima. The $10 million project is financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

STIMULUS DELIVERS MILLIONS FOR TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY PROJECT TO REDUCE DELAYS FOR MOTORISTS Monday, May 24, 2010

Sacramento – Caltrans today announced that work has begun on a $3.3 million project to install new electronic message signs and closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) on four Northern California highways. The project was financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This project is starting sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite Recover Act funding.  ...

$668 MILLION ALLOCATED TO UPGRADE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sacramento – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated $668 million to 79 transportation projects statewide. The funding includes $152 million for nine projects from Proposition 1B, a $19.9 billion transportation bond championed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006. The remaining  $516 million in allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts, including $2.9 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  ...

ECONOMIC STIMULUS DELIVERS $37.2 MILLION TO REPAVE HIGHWAY 101 Wednesday, May 19, 2010

San Luis Obispo County – Caltrans today announced that work has begun on a $41.2 million project that will resurface 11 miles of U.S. Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County. This project is financed primarily ($37.2 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

111 PUBLIC TRANSIT AND AIR QUALITY PROJECTS RECEIVE $63.3 MILLION IN FUNDING Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sacramento – Caltrans today announced it has awarded $63.3 million to fund 111 public transit and air quality projects across California to upgrade transit service and purchase eco-friendly buses. All of the funding comes from Proposition 1B, the 2006 transportation bond, which includes $3.6 billion to improve public transit in California.  ...

STIMULUS DELIVERS NEARLY $10 MILLION TO IMPROVE SAFETY ON STATE ROUTE 4 IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY Wednesday, May 12, 2010

San Joaquin County – Caltrans today announced that construction has begun on a $13.2 million safety improvement project on State Route 4. The project is financed partially ($9.7 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). ...

STIMULUS PROVIDES $7.1 MILLION FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 20 IN COLUSA COUNTY Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Williams – Caltrans today announced that construction has begun on a $7.1 million project that will decrease highway closures and roadway damage resulting from slides along State Route 20 in Colusa County. The project was financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

STIMULUS PROVIDES $9 MILLION TO RESURFACE STATE ROUTE 99 NEAR GRIDLEY Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Butte County - Caltrans today announced that construction has begun on a $9 million project that will resurface nearly five miles of State Route 99 near Gridley. The project was financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

RECOVERY ACT PROVIDES $1.1 MILLION TO RESURFACE BIG BEAR HIGHWAY Tuesday, May 11, 2010

San Bernardino County - Caltrans today announced it has completed a $1.18 million pavement resurfacing project along State Route 18 (SR-18) in the San Bernardino Mountains. The project was financed entirely by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  ...

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON STIMULUS PROJECT NEAR LASSEN NATIONAL PARK Monday, May 10, 2010

Redding – California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 2 announced that construction has started on a $7.7 million curve realignment project that will improve safety on State Route 44 in Shasta County.  The project, awarded to J.F. Shea Construction of Redding, is financed primarily ($6.4 million) by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This project and many others around the state are beginning construction sooner than expected thanks to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to expedite stimulus funding.  ...

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