About Caltrans

Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of providing a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California's economy and livability, with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center. 2019 Caltrans Fact Booklet (PDF)


Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California's economy and livability.


A performance-driven, transparent and accountable organization that values its people, resources and partners, and meets new challenges through leadership, innovation and teamwork.


  • Safety and Health
    Provide a safe transportation system for workers and users, and promote health through active transportation and reduced pollution in communities.
  • Stewardship and Efficiency
    Money counts. Responsibly manage California's transportation-related assets.
  • Sustainability, Livability and Economy
    Make long-lasting, smart mobility decisions that improve the environment, support a vibrant economy, and build communities, not sprawl.
  • System Performance
    Utilize leadership, collaboration and strategic partnerships to develop an integrated transportation system that provides reliable and accessible mobility for travelers.
  • Organizational Excellence
    Be a national leader in delivering quality service through excellent employee performance, public communication, and accountability.


  • Integrity
    We promote trust and accountability through our consistent and honest actions.
  • Commitment
    We are dedicated to public service and strive for excellence and customer satisfaction.
  • Teamwork
    We inspire and motivate one another through effective communication, collaboration and partnership.
  • Innovation
    We are empowered to seek creative solutions and take intelligent risks.

Equity Statement

Moving Forward for Transportation: 5 Caltrans Priorities

Executive Biographies

Departmental Organizational Chart

Caltrans Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)