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A Caltrans employee escorts members of the media by the the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Concludes Caltrans Is Stuck In Past, Needs Major Overhaul

A new report commissioned by California’s top transportation officials concludes that the state department in charge of highway planning and construction needs a major overhaul.

01/30/2014

Carquinez Bridge

Phil Matier: Carquinez Bolt Problems Foreshadowed Bay Bridge Mess

Caltrans is already facing tough questions raised in the wake of a highly critical report and a state senate committee hearing on engineers’ alerting agency managers about cracked welds on the Bay Bridge’s eastern span.

01/27/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

State Senate Holds Hearing Over Bay Bridge Construction Flaws

Several engineers testified Friday at a hearing in Sacramento that more safety testing should have been done before the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge opened up.

01/24/2014

The self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Emeryville, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest SAS tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Senate Report: Caltrans Allowed Bad Welds On New 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.

01/22/2014

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Millions To Be Spent Monitoring Bolts On New Bay Bridge

The story of broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge does not appear to be over as Caltrans says further inspections may cost up to $10 million dollars—not including the price for needed repair work.

01/13/2014

Bay Bridge Bolts

Caltrans Says Bolt Problem On New Bay Bridge Permanently Fixed

Workers have finished a permanent fix for problem bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokesman said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Thousands Of Caltrans Traffic Sensors No Longer Working

Thousands of electronic road sensors buried by Caltrans under California highways are not functioning, making it problematic for traffic-information gathering.

11/25/2013

Los Angeles Traffic (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Will Californians Pay Up For Better Roads?

California voters may get a chance to help improve the state’s roadways, but are they willing to foot the bill?

11/19/2013

Car going through the 4th bore of the Caldecott Tunnel just moments after opening to motorists on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

4th Bore Of Caldecott Tunnel Opens To Motorists

The new westbound fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel in Orinda has officially opened to the public Saturday morning.

11/16/2013

Construction on the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel. (MTC)

4th Bore Of Caldecott Tunnel To Open As Soon As Saturday Morning

The new fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel will open by Saturday morning, a Caltrans director said Friday.

11/15/2013

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