NEW CALTRANS LEADERS SEEK BETTER WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

The California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans), under a new leadership, is heading in a direction which is focused on reducing red tape, increasing communication, promoting new seismic codes, and examining alternative project delivery methods. This article notes the appointment of a new director, chief engineer, and deputy director to an agency that has been asked to streamline operations and promote more public private partnerships. A list of priorities for the new administration includes fulfilling a re-bid of the new San Francisco- Oakland Bay Bridge span, promoting better communications between Caltrans and local agencies, implementing probability-based load and resistance design codes for bridges, transitioning from the metric system back to English, and fostering the successful use of design- build and design sequencing methods.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Cho, A
  • Publication Date: 2005-3-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 13
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 254
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2005 12:00AM