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Caltrans Welcomes New Deputy Director for Sustainability

November 17, 2016 - in News, People

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans today announced the appointment of Ellen Greenberg as its new Deputy Director for Sustainability, who will oversee Caltrans’ continued efforts to shift and align its policies and practices to improve the environment, the economy and…

Caltrans Heroes Honored with State’s Highest Honor for Public Servants

April 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

SACRAMENTO - Four California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) employees who showed courage in the face of danger were presented with the Governor’s…

Caltrans Partners with Waze Connected Citizens Program

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans today announced a new, free data-sharing partnership with Waze, the navigation app powered by drivers, in which each will share…

Caltrans Increasingly Relies on Mobile Mapping Rather than Traditional Surveying

Caltrans' high-tech Mobile Terrestrial Laser Scanning vehicle is revolutionizing traditional survey, design and engineering practices. Featuring seven cameras, two spinning lasers and amber rotator lights, it combines the use of a laser scanner and global…

Caltrans to Explore Solar Roadway Technology

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…

Caltrans Charters a New Innovation Group

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…

Caltrans Launches New Stormwater Pollution Prevention Campaign

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…

New Wash Racks Help Caltrans Recycle Water Year-Round

February 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation, Water

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. Crews use treated and recycled wastewater from snow removal equipment for…

Caltrans Awarded Safety Grant For Traffic Data Collection

December 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors, Transportation

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…

Winning Ideas Chosen in CalTrans $25K Innovation Contest

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans today announced the winners of its Innovation Contest, awarding a total of $25,000 to four individuals. Three first place winners will be awarded $7,000 each for their Advance Directional Sign suggestion to enhance safety and efficiency…