California Department of Transportation

Division of Rail

Image Royce Gotcher

Royce Gotcher
Branch Chief

Track and Signal Construction Branch A

Track and Signal Construction Branches A and B work together to oversee the planning, implementation, and monitoring of rail and rail-related capital projects with Class I Railroads for the benefit of California’s goods movement and intercity rail passengers:

  • Manage the construction of state and federally funded intercity projects with the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR)
  • Negotiate and execute contracts with BNSF and UPRR for engineering and construction of track and signal improvements to railroad infrastructure
  • Provide oversight to verify that project costs and materials are within the scope of the executed contracts and to ensure that the completed work meets the defined benefits for Caltrans and the public
  • Oversee environmental impact review of proposed short and long term track and signal construction projects