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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…

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…

The Bridges of Placer County: They all have a story

December 1, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate

For decades, cars, trucks, people, bikes and motorcycles have traveled the 117 bridges that are Placer County’s responsibility. From the iconic Foresthill Bridge standing 730 feet over the American river, to the simple, single-lane bridge over Yankee Slough…

Caltrans Responds to a Major Mudslide

November 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

BISHOP, Calif. — In this News Flash, Caltrans shows the response to the Kern County State Route 58 mudslide that occurred on Oct. 15, 2015.  Due to a 1,000-year storm event, more than 200 vehicles were caught up in a mudslide that was more than 1 1/2 miles…

Caltrans Orders 14 New Diesel-Electric Locomotives for Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Route

November 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

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.  This purchase…

Roundabouts Becoming an Increasingly Popular Intersection Alternative

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,…

Caltrans Using Innovative Technology to Inspect Culverts

September 9, 2015 - in Maintenance

SAN DIEGO – Did you know that Caltrans is responsible for more maintaining more than 15,000 culverts in San Diego and Imperial counties? These culverts play an important role in keeping motorists safe by efficiently moving run-off from the freeways. Just…

Caltrans Takes In-Depth Look at Transportation Lab

July 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

FONTANA, July 13, 2015—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.  She interviews Interim District Director John…

CTC Allocates $561 Million to Upgrade State and Local Infrastructure

June 30, 2015 - in Financial

OAKLAND, June 30, 2015—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…