Caltrans News

Caltrans Equiping Fleet With GPS Trackers

California’s transportation agency is spending $2.5 million to update its fleet of vehicles with high-tech gear. The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that Caltrans is installing GPS tracking devices on its 7,500 sedans, snow plows, trucks and other vehicles. The devices …

Agency Finds No Retaliation Over Bay Bridge Safety Concerns

Caltrans did not retaliate against employees who raised concerns about construction defects on the new $6.5 billion span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, but a pattern of mismanagement and poor communication within the department led employees to believe their …

Caltrans Officials Deny Retribution for Reports on Bay Bridge Problems

Senior state transportation officials on Tuesday acknowledged serious problems, including a culture of secrecy, during construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. But they denied that employees were reassigned or lost their contracts after …

Caltrans Ignored Bay Bridge Problems

A newspaper is reporting that the hiring of a Chinese company to fabricate key components of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge‘s eastern section ended up being a costly choice in terms of both dollars and confidence in the span’s structural …

Report by California Senate Says Bad Welds Allowed on Bay Bridge

A California Senate report released Wednesday on the construction of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge raises questions about the quality of workmanship used to build the $6.3 billion span. The report by the state Senate’s …

Caltrans Seeks Nearly $75K in Highway Safety Suit

California’s Department of Transportation is seeking nearly $75,000 from a family of a woman killed in a crash three years ago who sued the agency over what they claim was unsafe highway conditions. U-T San Diego reports Caltrans wants $73,802 …

Newspaper Raises Questions about Bay Bridge Panel

A report in the Sacramento Bee is raising some questions about the panel that evaluated the work on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Three of the four members of the Toll Bridge Seismic Safety Peer Review Panel have professional …