California Department of Transportation

Project Management

Chronology of Project Management in Caltrans

Chronology from 1960 - 1979
Date Description
1960 Project procedures produced as part of Highway Design Manual
1967 District guidelines published for Project Development use of Critical Path Method (CPM) diagrams
1969 Environmental laws passed National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
1972 Project Development Procedures Manual issued
1973 Legislation: Prepare California Transportation Plan and address National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) goals
Division of Highways became the Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
1976 Develop Project Management Control System (PMCS) A computerized system for managing and controlling highway projects of all sizes from the earliest planning phase to the completion of contract, data in PMCS stored by project.