Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report

Winter 2019-2020

Image of Mile Marker, Fall/Winter 2019 issue cover. A portion of the Cypress Street Viaduct in Oakland, part of Interstate 880, collapsed when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on Oct. 17, 1989. Caltrans and its contractors worked 24/7 at the site in rescue, recovery and, ultimately, demolition efforts.

Director's Message

Portrait of Caltrans Director, Toks Omashakin When I think about what will guide our state transportation system through the coming years, I believe Caltrans’ existing mission statement perfectly serves this role.

Mile Markers (PDF)

Caltrans Key Strategic Management Plan Performance MeasuresCaltrans Key Strategic Management Plan Performance Measures

SB 1 by the Numbers (PDF)

SB 1 by the NumbersRoad Repair and Accountability Act By the Numbers (Progress as of July 2019)

Shining a Light on Culvert Conditions

Photo of a robot that is used to inspect culvertsCaltrans Steps Up Inspections of Unheralded but Key Part of Highway System

'Signals, Signs and Sensors' High on Fix-It List

Photo of Caltrans engineer David Butler poses with a closed-circuit television cameraFunction of Vast Highway Network Tied to Transportation Management Systems

New Life for Old Stretch of 99

Aerial photo showing stretch of highway 99 constructionRealignment of Busy Corridor Through Central Fresno Transformed Entire Area


Photos of Caltrans Director, Toks Omashakin and Caltrans Chiet Deputy Director, James DavisNew leaders tapped by governor take helm at Caltrans | Reports map climate change threat to SoCal highways

After the Devastation, A Safer Highway System

Photo of a damaged speed limit sign on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgeLoma Prieta, other quakes give Caltrans valuable lessons in seismic engineering

Search for Cost Savings Pays Off

Photo of two Caltrans maintenance workers replacing a concrete slab$233 Million in Efficiencies, More than Double Target, Achieved in 2018-19

Taking a Turn Toward Active Transportation

Photo of a newly-created dedicated bicycle laneMore Projects Around State Encourage Bicycling, Walking as a Means of Travel

Green Travel Projects

Group of bicyclists riding in a bike laneA sampling of projects and initiatives in Caltrans regional districts throughout the state that promote walking and cycling

Construction Turns to Tablets for Efficiency

A Caltrans transportation engineer inspects a handheld tablet at a job siteDevices Replacing Traditional Paper Plans on Job Sites, Save Money and Time

Plan Identifies Highway System Needs, Fixes

A photo depicting an overhead view of freeway trafficCaltrans Should Spend $54.2 Billion Over Next Decade to Reach SB 1 Goals

New Inspector General Keeps Watch

A photo of Caltrans Inspector General Rhonda Craft sitting at her deskOversight Office Audits Costs, Effectiveness of SB 1, Other Programs

From the Archives (PDF)

A view of a cracked freeway pillar, damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquakeThe Loma Prieta earthquake