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 with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center.  Caltrans 2020-2024 Strategic Plan (PDF)


A brighter future for all through a world-class transportation network.


Provide a safe and reliable transportation network that serves all people and respects the environment.


  • Engagement
    We inspire and motivate one another through effective communication, collaboration, teamwork, and partnership.
  • Equity
    We strive to eliminate disparities while improving outcomes for all.
  • Innovation
    We are empowered to seek creative solutions and take informed risks.
  • Integrity
    We promote trust and accountability through our consistent and ethical actions.
  • Pride
    As one Caltrans family, we are proud of our work and strive for excellence in public service.


  • Safety first 
  • Cultivate excellence 
  • Enhance and connect the multimodal transportation network 
  • Strengthen stewardship and drive efficiency 
  • Lead climate action
  • Advance equity and livability in all communities

Equity Statement

Moving Forward for Transportation: 5 Caltrans Priorities

Executive Biographies

Departmental Organizational Chart

Caltrans Facts

Caltrans Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Caltrans History