Thursday, February 5, 2015

We're not Your Father's Caltrans

Old Caltrans: Roads, roads, roads (and bridges). New Caltrans: Sustainability, livability, and active transportation solutions that work for everyone.

For a recent illustration, you need only look to the city of Hermosa Beach. The city worked for years to improve and beautify the area around Pacific Coast Highway and Aviation Boulevard, forming the PCH and Aviation Committee that ultimately put together a package of improvements including landscape design, signage, lighting, bus benches and a "beachy" aesthetic. 

City officials brought their plan to the Caltrans offices in downtown Los Angeles and, with no hesitation, we approved it and agreed to come up with a Project Study Report. 

"I think it's a win-win for (the city and Caltrans)," said Hermosa Beach Mayor Peter Tucker, "and I think Caltrans has a whole new way of doing things." City Manager Tom Bakaly agreed: "They have some new leadership there."

For more on Caltrans' partnership with the city, please read the entire article in the Hermosa Beach Reporter

And check out Caltrans Mission/Vision/Goals here: