California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) wants you to get your kicks on Route 66 -- and on their other highways, as well. Caltrans designs, constructs, maintains, and operates the Golden State's highway system's 50,000 miles of roadways. It oversees a variety of programs in areas including highway and mass transportation, aeronautics, transportation planning, and administration. Caltrans also provides assistance for about 400 public-use airports, offers inter-city rail services (alone and with Amtrak), and promotes the use of alternative modes of transportation. The agency, which has been active for more than 100 years, oversees an annual budget of more than $12 billion.
Caltrans serves about 30 million Californian residents through six programs: Administration, Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, and the Equipment Service Center.
About 80% of Caltrans' employees focus on the planning, building, maintaining and operating of the State Highway System. The remaining 20% focus on other modes of transportation and department support. – less