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California's SamTrans to study express bus service feasibility

Bus| December 10, 2018

Service aims to improve mobility options and ease freeway congestion in San Mateo County and launch as a pilot in mid-2019.

Calif. approves $2B in funding for infrastructure, rail projects

Rail| September 5, 2018

Funding includes more than $1.3 billion in funding toward nearly 150 transportation projects for additional maintenance, improvements, and construction throughout California.

Security and Safety | March 30, 2016

Calif. DOT receives FRA grant to separate railroad tracks, road

On Feb. 24, 2015, a Metrolink train derailed when it struck an abandoned truck near the crossing where the bridge will be built, killing the engineer and injuring 33 others.

Sustainability| September 1, 2015

Calif. Agencies Raise Drought Awareness, Employ Water-Saving Measures

OCTA launched the “Every Drop Counts, Join Us in Saving Water” campaign and trans-formed two of its buses into moving water-conservation billboards.

Management & Operations| August 12, 2015

San Joaquin, Calif. agency takes control of local Amtrak line

Caltrans formerly ran the San Joaquin line from Sacramento, with local agencies frequently complaining that they lacked a strong voice at the table.

Sustainability| May 26, 2015

OCTA, Calif. agencies launch water conservation initiative

Along with wrapped buses, the campaign will include printing and distributing window clings with the conservation message at public events that agencies also will use on their fleets.

Management & Operations| April 7, 2015

[Video] Caltrans Takes Steps to Combat Copper Crooks

Copper wire theft is a crime that has cost Caltrans more than $7 million a year since the metal’s worth soared in 2008. In this Caltrans News Flash, Caltrans spokesperson Trisha Coder shows us how the Department is fighting back against these copper crooks.

Production credit: District 2 (Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties) and Headquarters (Sacramento) teams.


Management & Operations| March 24, 2015

App compares price, time, footprint for all L.A. commute options

Currently seeking beta testers, the app integrates real-time information from Metro, Foothill Transit, and Long Beach Transit, plus driving info, using Google Maps.

Accessibility| July 28, 2014

Calif. program wins achievement award

The Transportation Reimbursement Escort Program program has provided a transportation option to seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals of low income who reside in the rural areas of San Bernardino County since 1998.
Management & Operations| November 25, 2013

Amtrak Calif. lines hit record ridership

Over the past 10 years, ridership on the Pacific Surfliner, the second-busiest rail corridor in the nation, and the San Joaquin, the fifth-busiest, increased by nearly one million passengers, and ticket revenues skyrocketed from $44 million to $102 million.
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