California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Date:        September 15, 2015
District:   Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone:    (916) 657-5060

Caltrans Publishes Fall Edition of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans delivered 98 percent – 337 of 343 – of planned projects in fiscal year 2014-15, according to the latest installment of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, released today.

Mile Marker GraphicProject stakeholders are demanding faster and more efficient project delivery than they did in years past, so we’ve had to step up to the challenge.” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Statewide, Caltrans staff is working closely with project stakeholders to negotiate through the regulatory and permitting processes we need to secure project approvals and move them to construction.” 

Project delivery is one of numerous performance measures featured in this fifth edition of The Mile Marker. The plain-language performance report delivers a straightforward accounting of how Caltrans is doing in its work to protect and improve California’s transportation system.

Other articles in this issue of The Mile Marker include: Caltrans’ commitment to Lean 6-Sigma as a means of improving efficiencies, reducing waste, improving quality and reducing defects by properly using data and metrics; and new data on Caltrans’ greenhouse gas emissions, which have declined from 2010 to 2014. In the latter, greenhouse gas emissions from Caltrans’ vehicles, buildings and network of lights and signals have dropped nearly 28 percent from 217,485 metric tons in 2010 to 157,185 metric tons in 2014.

The publication of The Mile Marker is part of Caltrans’ commitment to improving the department’s communication, accountability and transparency, telling in plain language how Caltrans is doing in achieving its safety, mobility and sustainability goals. The publication also quantifies and measures the department’s performance based on consistent markers, so the public and stakeholders can assess how Caltrans is doing on critical transportation metrics.

The Mile Marker is distributed to the Legislature, local government agencies and transportation professionals statewide and around the country.

Copies of this issue of The Mile Marker are available at: (online)

Caltrans also releases 23 statutorily required reports on a periodic basis on subjects including project delivery, finance, fish passage, state rail and highway maintenance. These reports are located at: