2015 News & Press Releases


California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)

Quick Facts about Caltrans’ Seasonal Preparations 2015

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Sacramento-Yesterday, three transformative transit projects received their official allocations of more than $51 million from the California Transportation Commission, advancing high-quality public transportation, aiding disadvantaged communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Help Shape the Next Round of Climate Investments in Transit. The California State Transportation Agency invites you to join us at our workshops to discuss the next round of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program.

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SACRAMENTO—The California State Transportation Agency today announced this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. These climate investments are funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

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The California State Transportation Agency today announced it has begun accepting applications for the new Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, a nearly $125 million competitive grant program that helps modernize and integrate California’s bus and rail systems to increase transit ridership and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

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SACRAMENTO—The California State Transportation Agency today announced it has begun accepting applications for the new Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, a nearly $125 million competitive grant program that helps modernize and integrate California’s bus and rail systems to increase transit ridership and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

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This call for projects details the application requirements and procedures for obtaining funding for eligible transit and intercity rail projects under the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, established per the requirements of Senate Bill 862 (2014).

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California Transportation Commission (CTC)

SACRAMENTO—At its January 22, 2015 meeting, the California Transportation Commission (Commission) unanimously approved the appointments of Lucy Dunn as the Chair and Robert Alvarado as the Vice Chair, effective March 1, 2015. Ms. Dunn and Mr. Alvarado will serve in their respective positions for one year.

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Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Sacramento—The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released preliminary statistics for implementation of Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) for thethird full week of implementation data.

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SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today released preliminary driver license processing statistics showing early successimplementing Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60)—the new law requiring DMV to issue a driver license to applicants who can prove identity and California residence and meetall other licensing requirements, such as passing the driver license knowledge and behind-the-wheel driving exams.

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Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

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.

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SACRAMENTO – A trio of state department heads on Tuesday announced a set of contests in which Californians can win up to $25,000 for ideas to improve transportation and sustainable government practices, and help prevent underage drinking.

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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.

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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.

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SACRAMENTO – 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.

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SACRAMENTO – In a continuing effort to further its new mission to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficienttransportation 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.

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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 24hourethics hotline for all employees.

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High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Environmental and Engineering Services for the San Francisco to San Jose Project Section and the San Jose to Merced Project Section of the high-speed rail program.

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FRESNO— Marking significant progress toward modernizing California’s transportation infrastructure, the California High-Speed Rail Authority today joined hundreds of supporters and government, student, community, transportation, business and labor leaders to break ground on the nation’s first high-speed rail system.

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