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Caltrans, California Department of Fish and Game stress safety in ‘Watch Out for Wildlife Awareness Week’

Staff Report - Sep 20, 2012

Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) remind motorists during “Watch Out for Wildlife (WOW) Awareness Week” (Sept. 16-22) to remain alert while driving to improve safety for travelers and wildlife alike. “It’s important that motorists, when driving ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Nov 13, 2011

Road Science

?%# What percentage of RAP is best? It depends. T here are powerful inducements today to reuse reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in a variety of applications. And the big question about RAP has shifted from whether it belongs in mixes at all, ...

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Caltrans receives $55 million to reduce congestion, improve safety on intercity rail corridor

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 01, 2011

Caltrans receives $55 million to reduce congestion, improve safety on intercity rail corridor

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Aug. 31 awarded three grants totaling $55 million to reduce congestion and increase safety on the Pacific Surfliner intercity rail corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, according to Caltrans. “More Californians are choosing trains ...

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Santa Ana Gateway Project (I-5) named Freeway Project of the Year

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 08, 2011

The Santa Ana (I-5) Gateway Project that widened the last two miles of the I-5 near the Orange County line was named Freeway Project of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation, a charitable transportation organization. The California Transportation Foundation recognized ...

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Highway 1 reopens, winter slide closed road in April

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 10, 2011

Historic Highway 1 has been officially reopened, Caltrans officials announced on June 10. The winter slide, 7.5 miles north of the San Luis Obispo/Monterey County line and 40 miles south of Big Sur at Alder Creek, is now unobstructed ...

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Caltrans awards $78 million to 130 public transit projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2011

Caltrans on March 29 awarded $78 million to 130 public transit and air quality projects across California. All of the funding comes from Proposition 1B, a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, which includes $3.6 billion to improve public transit in California. “These projects ...

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ACPA recognizes ‘Excellence in Concrete Pavement’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 03, 2010

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) presented its 21st annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada, during the association's closing banquet ceremony at the ACPA 47th Annual Meeting in ...

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Dedicating the final highway project funded by 20-year Measure M

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 27, 2010

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Caltrans will hold a dedication ceremony for the completion of the I-5 Gateway project, which began in 2006, on Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m. PT. The project has resulted  in adding two lanes in ...

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Caltrans white paper: Payments to contractors at risk

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 11, 2010

Caltrans on Aug. 11 released a white paper that highlights the negative economic impacts the budget delay is having on transportation projects statewide. The effects of the delayed budget are being felt as the California Transportation Commission meets today and tomorrow. Funding ...

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Caltrans veteran joins OCTA

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 23, 2010

Caltrans veteran joins OCTA

Jim Beil, a 22-year transportation veteran from Caltrans, will join the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) as the new executive director of Capital Programs. Beil, Caltrans deputy district director of Capital Outlay Programs, will begin his new post at OCTA on ...

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Caltrans: 111 public transit, air quality projects get $63.3 million in funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

Caltrans today announced it has awarded $63.3 million to fund 111 public transit and air quality projects across California to upgrade transit service and purchase eco-friendly buses. All of the funding comes from Proposition 1B, the 2006 transportation bond, which ...

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$706 million allocated to create jobs, improve CA’s transportation infrastructure

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 08, 2010

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $706 million to 121 projects statewide. The funding includes $479 million for 28 projects from Proposition 1B, a $19.9 billion transportation bond championed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and approved by voters in 2006. ...

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