Project Initiation Documents

Overview

The Office of Program & Project Planning (OPPP) manages the resources for Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) work in the Districts. PIDs are required to be developed and approved by Caltrans before any major (greater than $1 million) or high complexity project can be programmed and constructed on the State Highway System. OPPP and PIDs are seen as the bridge between transportation infrastructure planning and project delivery.

Projects requiring a PID must be identified in a Regional Transportation Planning Agency or Caltrans plan, such as a Regional Transportation Plan or 10-Year SHOPP Plan. OPPP works with Caltrans district Planning Divisions to schedule the completion of PIDs, allowing projects a reasonable opportunity to be programmed through a funding cycle. This increased level of coordination is essential to ensure that resources provided to create PIDs results in projects that are prepared for funding.

 

Annette Clark, Office Chief
annette.clark@dot.ca.gov
(916) 653-9072