Governor appoints new Caltrans director

February 22nd, 2018

On Feb. 20, 2018, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. had appointed Laurie Berman as the new director of Caltrans. The announcement comes as Director Malcolm Dougherty announced his departure from public service to pursue other opportunities in the private sector. Berman will lead the $8.5 billion agency with […]

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Caltrans releases draft state rail plan

October 13th, 2017

On Oct. 11, 2017, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released a public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which Caltrans said outlines a new framework for California’s rail network. Caltrans said the rail plan sets the stage for new and better rail, and multimodal and community connections in the state for the next […]

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Feds award California $274.5 million in additional transportation funding

September 27th, 2017

 The federal government has awarded California $274.5 million in extra transportation funding for meeting all its deadlines for federally funded projects. “California has a reputation for maximizing its federal funding and successfully launching infrastructure projects, and these additional funds are our reward for that proven track record,” said Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty. “These funds will […]

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Panorama: California passes law to spend $52.4 billion on infrastructure, and EPA’s hydrologic evaluation of landfill performance (HELP) model

August 1st, 2017

California passes law to spend $52.4 billion on infrastructure Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California. “Safe and smooth roads make California a better place to live and strengthen our economy,” said Gov. Brown. “This legislation will put thousands of people to […]

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California Transportation Commission approves $593 million in funding

July 12th, 2017

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved nearly $593 million for 124 transportation projects aimed at alleviating traffic delays, repairing aging roads and bridges, and encouraging bicycling and walking. The funding is part of a larger push to rebuild and maintain the Golden State’s infrastructure. “These projects will help us maintain and modernize California’s transportation system,” […]

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CTC allocates $217 million to infrastructure

March 22nd, 2017

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems, and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking. “Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes to California’s […]

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