Caltrans District 3 - Division of Planning, Local Assistance, and Sustainability (DPLAS)

The Division of Planning, Local Assistance, and Sustainability (DPLAS) is an interdisciplinary team of transportation planners, engineers, and support staff work cooperatively together to meet California's transportation needs while being sensitive to the needs of our communities and partners in the planning process.

Sue Takhar is the Interim Deputy District Director of DPLAS. 

Caltrans is currently remediating documents for ADA compliance. If you are looking for a specific document, please contact Shannon Roberts:

Regional Planning

 The Regional Planning Branches are responsible for grant management, oversight, policy implementation, and local develop intergovernmental review (LD-IGR). To learn more about each branch, click here.

Local Assistance 

The Office of Local Assistance oversees the authorization, allocation, and reimbursement of federal and state funds made available to the cities, counties, and regional agencies in District 3 for their transportation projects. For project delivery resources and additional information about the Local Assistance team, follow this link


For more information on District 3's sustainability efforts, please contact Gary Arnold at: