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California Department of Transportation

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  • Ron Kaye: The MTA is child's play

    In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
  • Legislators praise their bills

    Legislators praise their bills
    With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
  • Brown vetoes bill forcing sale of Caltrans-owned homes

     Brown vetoes bill forcing sale of Caltrans-owned homes
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill to require the California Department of Transportation to begin selling the homes it owns in Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles. Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), introduced the bill in July, with the...
  • La Cañada to host 710 freeway meeting

    La Cañada to host 710 freeway meeting
    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority hosts an open-house meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday about the study of the so-called 710 Gap. Metro and Caltrans are engaged in a three-year environmental study of alternatives for connecting the...
  • Interstate 5 project gets major piece of funding

    Interstate 5 project gets major piece of funding
    The California Transportation Commission has allocated $224.1 million for a project on the Golden State (5) Freeway that will include building an interchange at Empire Avenue and elevating a dangerous train crossing where two people have died. The...
  • Western Avenue off-ramps along I-5 to be closed for 60 days

    The eastbound and westbound off-ramps at Western Avenue along the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed for 60 days, tentatively beginning on March 24, according to Caltrans officials. The closure is part of a project to construct a carpool...
  • Liu vows to push sale of Caltrans homes

    Liu vows to push sale of Caltrans homes
    Conditions in the 710 gap are slow and go, as Gov. Jerry Brown last week vetoed a bill that would have forced the California Department of Transportation to quickly sell some of the nearly 500 properties it owns in Los Angeles, South Pasadena and...
  • Congressional reps see 710-extension study differently

    Congressional reps see 710-extension study differently
    The two Democratic members of Congress whose districts would be most affected by a proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway have opposing views of the controversial study of a tunnel connecting the freeway to Pasadena. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey...
  • Caltrans wants to abandon cliff-hanging Highway 39 in ANF

    Caltrans wants to abandon cliff-hanging Highway 39 in ANF
    In a standoff with federal forest officials, Caltrans is proposing to abandon a popular, cliff-hanging highway in the San Gabriel Mountains because it is too expensive to maintain. Caltrans' proposal to walk away from California Highway 39, enjoyed by an...
  • Caltrans to close northbound I-5 in Burbank for bridge work

    Caltrans to close northbound I-5 in Burbank for bridge work
    State transportation officials today announced plans to close portions of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway through Burbank as they demolish part of a bridge at Providencia Avenue. Work on the bridge is scheduled to start on Thursday, but the...
  • New Palm Crest bridge rises

    New Palm Crest bridge rises
    The old timber bridge is gone, and a new concrete span is taking shape on Jessen Drive, just above Palm Crest Elementary School. The new bridge replaces a 1930s-era span at the foot of Earl Canyon that failed to meet Caltrans safety standards. City...
  • Caltrans urged to sell homes amid 710 Fwy. extension debate

    Caltrans urged to sell homes amid 710 Fwy. extension debate
    Pressure is mounting on the California Department of Transportation to sell the 460 properties it owns on the Long Beach (710) Freeway corridor, but officials say it could be years before any decision is made. For decades, Caltrans has owned hundreds...