California Department of Transportation
 

Caltrans Division of Equipment
File Transfer Protocol Site

In case you are not yet familiar with File Transfer Protocol (FTP), it enables you to copy documents to your computer which are too large to receive through email.

If a Caltrans Division of Equipment (DOE) staff member has placed a document on the FTP site for you, he or she will contact you to notify you and provide the necessary user name and password that you will need to access the site.

It is easy, and sometimes essential to use FTP technology; just follow the instructions below based on the web browser you use.


Click Here for Internet Explorer User Instructions

1. To open the log on window, click the link below. At the prompt, enter the logon information provided for this purpose by your Caltrans contact.

Open Log On Window

2. Select "Open FTP Site in Windows Explorer" from the Page menu item, as shown below.

Perform this operation next

3. Another dialog box like the one shown below will appear (the User Name will already appear). Enter the case-sensitive Password (provided by the DOE) and click Log On.

Enter any one of the three case-sensitive user names and passwords

4. Locate the file within the folder name provided by your Caltrans contact, copy and paste it to your computer, and notify your contact that the file has been successfully transferred.

 

 

Click Here for Any Other Web Browser User Instructions

1. Install the file shown below on your computer in order to manage files (required once only).

Click to install FileZilla.

2. Once installed, create a shortcut on your computer. From this point forward, you will always use the shortcut to access the FTP site and manage files. When you activate FileZilla, you will see the following screen.

3. Enter the following for the Host: ftp://svctftp.dot.ca.gov and the User Name/Password provided to you by your DOE contact and click the Quickconnect button.

4. Locate the file within the folder name provided by your contact, copy and paste it to your computer, and notify your contact so that you have copied the file successfully.

 

 

If you have problems with accessing or using this FTP site, email the DOE Webmaster or call (916) 227-9650.