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Caltrans Completes Old Bay Bridge East Cantilever Demolition

June 19, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate

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. Contractors dismantled the 1936 Cantilever East Span piece-by-piece, working in near reverse…

Caltrans Concludes Tower Anchor Rod Seismic “Pull” Tests

May 28, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

OAKLAND, May 27, 2015—Caltrans today announced completing the first phase of the Bay Bridge tower anchor rod investigation, releasing test results…

New Strategic Management Plan Lays Out Road Map for Caltrans’ Future

April 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

SACRAMENTO, April 17, 2015—Caltrans today announced the release of its new 2015-2020 Strategic Management Plan, a roadmap of how Caltrans will meet…

Caltrans Keeps Motorists Above Water During Flooding

February 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 – Watch Caltrans’ latest News Flash video for an on-site look at floodwater inundation on the northern coast of California's state highway system. The North Coast was hit by a storm series generated by an “atmospheric…

Caltrans Effort for Greater Efficiency Continues

February 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 30, 2015 – Caltrans 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…

Caltrans Reports on How It’s Providing Safer Mobility for All Transportation System Users

January 16, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Transportation

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 15, 2015—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…

California, Florida DOTs Win Top America’s Transportation Awards

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 24, 2014—The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced that California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Florida Department of Transportation…

CalTrans Launches “Distraction Zone” Interactive Game to Teach Young Drivers

October 21, 2014 - in Products, Simulation, Transportation

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 21,2014 – In an effort to fight distracted driving and raise public awareness during National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 19-25, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is joining with the Office of Traffic Safety…

Caltrans Director Honored With Outstanding Transportation Engineer Award

September 18, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Transportation

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…

Caltrans Modernizes its Mission, Vision and Goals

September 16, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

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. "Adopting a new mission, vision and goals is a critical step toward…