Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development
The Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development is responsible for policy and planning research, public transportation and modal research, research programming, data analysis and reporting, and State and Federal reporting. We provide information for the decision-making process and to comply with Federal and State laws, regulations, and mandates. We also provide information for the decision-making process and to comply with Federal and State laws, regulations, and mandates.
La Keda Huckabay, Office Chief
What We Do
- Support the Research and Deployment Advisory Committee and the Program Steering Committees
- Deliver Research Products Supporting:
- Transportation Planning
- Asset Management
- Road Charge
- Strategic Planning
- Geospatial Enterprise Operations
- Manage the University Transportation Center Program
- Manage the Preliminary Investigations Program
- Prepare Section 500 Series reports for submission to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- Collect and display data and information
The Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development Branches
Data Analysis and Reporting Branch
Jahangir Kashkooli, Branch Chief
We provide ready access to transportation data, statistics, and information. Some of our products are:
Caltrans Fact Booklet (CFB)
Collect and organize multimodal transportation related data and information into a concise pocket-sized reference booklet published annually for use by executives, public information officers, and others throughout the state to find important information when needed.
Coordinate, research, and populate the transportation system data library, creating reports to better illustrate the data while answering many data-rich questions for our customers.
Federal Reporting (Section 500 Series Reports)
Collaborate with local, regional, and state agencies to report highway-related income and expenditures to the FHWA. FHWA uses the Section 500 Series reports to provide information that supports the Federal Highway Program’s reauthorization; develop proposed legislation and reports to Congress; analyze existing and proposed Federal-aid funding methods and levels; and calculate dollars returned to the states annually.
State Data Reporting
Collaborate with state, local, and Federal agencies and local jurisdictions to publish multimodal transportation, demographic, and socio-economic data in the California Quick Facts and Travel and Related Factors on-line publications.
Planning and Policy Research Branch
Tyler Monson, Chief
We provide support for developing key policy decisions by addressing critical transportation issues and forming a better understanding of travel behavior and the relationship between transportation and land use.
New and Improved Products and Services
Champion new and improved products and services to be used in the planning and policy areas of transportation research.
Planning and Policy Research
Conduct innovative research, develop practical applications, introduce deployable products, and facilitate the transfer of technology for planning and policy research.
Preliminary Investigations and Policy Briefs
Partner with our internal and external customers and stakeholders to deliver high quality transportation research preliminary investigations, policy briefs, and projects.
Research Program Development Branch
Tori Kanzler, Chief
Our team coordinates the research selection process. We work with DRISI, the Research and Deployment Advisory Committee (RDAC), the Program Steering Committees (PSCs) and Technical Advisory Panels (TAPs) to evaluate, prioritize and select new research. We also advertise the Call for Submissions (CFS) as a service to DRISI Project Managers in soliciting research proposals from academic institutions. The branch is also responsible for coordinating the Preliminary Investigation process.
Support DRISI, RDAC, the PSCs and TAPs in selecting new research.
Call For Submissions (CFS)
Develop and advertise the CFS to public entities, and provide resultant research proposals to the DRISI Project Managers.
Coordinate the Preliminary Investigation process with DRISI, PSCs and consultant.