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California launches new Siemens Venture railcars into service

March 7, 2024
All seven trainsets are ADA-accessible and are expected to be in operation on the San Joaquins line by the end of 2025.

Caltrans orders six additional hydrogen-powered trainsets from Stadler

Feb. 15, 2024
The new order for hydrogen-powered trainsets from Stadler will be delivered in 2027.
Safety & Security

CalTrans awards NCTD $144,000 for pedestrian tunnel improvement project

NCTD will use the funding to enhance the pedestrian tunnel to be more welcoming and aesthetically pleasing, improving safety and the customer experience.
Fare Collection

State of California launches Cal-ITP Benefits

Sept. 27, 2022
California is one of the first states to integrate the federal government’s secure sign-in service, enabling older adults to tap to pay a discounted bus fare at participating...

Cal-ITP unveils new open data standard to improve transit agency operations

June 7, 2022
The Operational Data Standard leverages the existing GTFS standard for transit service information and extends it to include data about personnel, scheduled maintenance and non...
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
A rendering of Market Street in San Francisco where a new design aims to create a comfortable, universally accessible, sustainable and enjoyable place.

Caltrans: ‘Complete Streets’ features are now required in planning and design of all new projects

Dec. 29, 2021
The policy is designed to ‘reduce dependence on driving without sacrificing mobility and accessibility.’
SFMTA received $7.44 million for free bus and rail service for low-income seniors and people with disabilities.

Caltrans approves nearly $82 million in LCTOP funding for 134 projects

Aug. 6, 2021
The projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve transportation sustainability by providing new and expanded bus and rail service for disadvantaged and low-income...
San Diego MTS
San Diego MTS was among the California transit systems to be awarded funds from Caltrans Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. 26 of the 166 projects will use the awarded funds toward the purchase of zero-emissions vehicles.

Caltrans approves $146 million to more than 160 California low carbon transit projects

July 31, 2020
Caltrans says nearly all the projects and $140 million will benefit disadvantaged communities throughout the state.
The proposed XpressWest project will construct a 170-mile long, electric high-speed passenger rail system that will run along I-15’s median protected by barriers.

Caltrans, XpressWest complete lease agreement

July 6, 2020
The lease agreement is for high-speed passenger rail between Las Vegas and Southern California.

Caltrans prepares for climate change impacts to California’s transportation system

Dec. 4, 2019
Caltrans will complete vulnerability assessments in each of its 12 districts to help protect the future of the transportation system.

Articles & News


Caltrans signs $80 million contract with Stadler to deliver first zero-emission, hydrogen intercity passenger trains in North America

Oct. 16, 2023
The vehicles will be based on Stadler’s successful Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train concept and will be funded through California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $10 billion, multiyear...
Traffic congestion on Columbus Ave in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, with multiple MBTA buses stuck behind cars (2020). The authority has been working to install transit signal priority technology on strategic routes to speed bus movements.

FHWA awards more than $52 million to improve travel experiences

May 26, 2023
The eight states to receive the grants will use the funds to implement technology-based solutions to improve safety, mobility, connectivity and performance of highway and transit...
An artists representations of future Brightline West service.

Caltrans, CDFW, Brightline West reach agreement to build wildlife overcrossings

The project will ensure wildlife, in particular big horn sheep, at three high-need locations in San Bernardino County can safety cross over highway lanes and future high-speed...
San joaquin Regional RAil Commission
One design option to separate Union Pacific's line from BNSF's rail line. The corridor is also used by Amtrak and ACE trains.

The Stockton Diamond project lands $20-million BUILD grant

Sept. 15, 2020
The grant will help alleviate congestion between freight and passenger trains at California’s busiest rail junction.

Videos & Resources

Introducing The Charger Locomotive - Caltrans News Flash #128

Introducing The Charger Locomotive - Caltrans News Flash #128

April 26, 2017
In this Caltrans News Flash, Public Information Officer Mark Dinger takes you to historic Old Sacramento for the first look at the new, high speed Charger locomotive, which was...
Fix-It First - Caltrans News Flash #126
Safety & Security

Fix-It First - Caltrans News Flash #126

April 14, 2017
In this News Flash, Caltrans spokesperson Greg Lawson discusses District 10’s storm-related emergency projects, the effects of deferred maintenance on the state highway system...
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 6/3/2016

June 3, 2016
This week's update features videos from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), The Rapid, Metropolitan Tranist Authority of Harris County (Metro), Valley Metro and the California...

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Caltrans awards $146 million to transit projects

Aug. 1, 2019
The funds come from the LCTOP and will benefit 180 projects in the state.

Caltrans Releases 2018 California State Rail Plan

Sept. 12, 2018
Caltrans has released the 2018 State Rail Plan – a bold vision for state rail that aims to boost the economy, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety statewide...

Caltrans to Improve Safety, Mobility of Railways With Help of Grant

Sept. 11, 2018
Caltrans will improve the safety, mobility, and efficiency of railways across the state thanks in part to an $11.3 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration’s CRISI...

Nearly $97M Awarded to 152 Public Transportation Projects Under Cap-and-Trade Fund

July 11, 2018
Caltrans has announced that 152 local projects received nearly $97 million in funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program.

Metro and Caltrans Recirculate Focused Draft Environmental Document for 710 North Project

Metro in partnership with Caltrans has prepared an updated Focused Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statemen.

Next Round of Local Transportation Planning Grants Awarded by Caltrans

May 16, 2018
Caltrans has announced the next round of local transportation planning grants totaling $41 million have been awarded.

Toddy Thomas Middle School’s “Small Steps, Big Difference” Wins Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition

Toddy Thomas Middle School from Fortuna, California won the 2018 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition with their piezoelectric project titled “Small Steps, Big...

Governor Appoints New Caltrans Director

Feb. 21, 2018
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the appointment of Laurie Berman to serve as the new director for the Caltrans.
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty received the Women’s Transportation Seminar 2017 Honorable Ray LaHood (Man of the Year) Award.

Women in Transportation Names Caltrans Director Man of the Year

Feb. 2, 2018
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty received the Women’s Transportation Seminar 2017 Honorable Ray LaHood (Man of the Year) Award from the Sacramento chapter.