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Feasibility study finds tunnel could improve rail connection between San Diego-L.A.

Rail| May 15, 2020

Realigning the LOSSAN line by constructing a tunnel would shorten the rail route between the two cities by approximately three miles and reduce travel time by six to seven minutes.

Revamped Calif. station to enhance pedestrian safety

Rail| February 24, 2020

Improvements include a pedestrian undercrossing, lengthened passenger platforms, and fencing between tracks for added safety.

Rail| January 22, 2020

Metrolink completes $32M train station modernization project

The theme of the Van Nuys Station honors the long-closed General Motors assembly plant, which from 1947 to 1992 produced cars.

Bus| December 10, 2018

California's SamTrans to study express bus service feasibility

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

Rail| September 5, 2018

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

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.


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