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StreetsLA Awarded Grant Funds for Improvements in Underserved Communities
March 17, 2022
StreetsLA (Bureau of Street Services) has received funding of nearly $15 million for three projects that will beautify and improve the safety in several underserved communities of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Toks Omishakin, Transportation Sec. Nominee, Moves Up to Cabinet Level
March 17, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA). ... read more »
Caltrans Set to Host Career Fair Wednesday in Downtown LA
November 1, 2021
Caltrans' local district office will hold a career fair Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles in hopes of filling current and future positions. The event by Caltrans District 7 will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the plaza in front of the Caltrans building at 100 S. Main Street. ... read more »
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Caltrans Launches New Program Offering Volunteers up to $250 for Highway Litter Removal as Part of Clean California
October 20, 2021
Caltrans today announced a new Clean California pilot program that offers Adopt-a-Highway volunteers up to $250 for picking up highway litter. The Adopt-A-Highway program has been one of the longest-standing and successful government-public partnerships in the state. Since its inception in 1989, more than 120,000 Californians have cleaned and enhanced over 15,000 shoulder-miles of roadside. The new pilot program will augment the overall goals of the Clean California program by providing additional resources to maintain and beautify the state's roadways. ... read more »
UPDATE: CALTRANS PAUSES SALE OF HAWKINS BURGERS PROPERTY
July 8, 2021
Following a story reported in last week’s Los Angeles Sentinel regarding Hawkins House of Burgers and Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation has decided to pause the sale of the state-owned parcel of land in the hopes of resolving the land dispute with one of the City of Watts most iconic Black-owned businesses. ... read more »
Caltrans Aims to Shut Down 80-Year-Old Hawkins Burgers
July 1, 2021
The popular hamburger spot known as the “The House,” located at 11603 Slater Street in Watts, just east of Central and South of Imperial Hwy, has survived for the past 80 years. Presently, on June 18, 2021, Cynthia Hawkins, who now runs the business started by her parents, James and Elsie Hawkins, is fighting a new kind of battle.  ... read more / view gallery »
Black Leaders: Spending Must Include Minorities as State Prepares for Billions in Fed Cash
April 8, 2021
The leaders say California has not lived up to its commitment to equitably include African American contractors and businesses in the state’s ongoing infrastructure investments. ... read more »
New Traffic Laws Go Into Effect Across California
January 7, 2021
Several new traffic laws have gone into effect in California, including those involving safe space for Caltrans or emergency vehicles and rescuing children from hot cars. Assembly Bill 2285, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law in September, establishes potential fines for motorists who do not slow down and, whenever possible, change lanes when encountering a Caltrans vehicle, tow truck or any emergency vehicle with lights flashing on a highway. ... read more »
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Governor Meets with African American Coalition at Gene Hale’s Office
November 7, 2019
On October 23, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsome met with the African American Empowerment Committee, a coalition of African American businesses and civic leaders from Northern and Southern California for a second time at the offices of Gene Hale, President of G&C Equipment Corporation and Chairman of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) to discuss a range of issues impacting the African American community, including but not limited to criminal justice reform, homelessness, education, government appointments, and business process reforms for state agencies dealing with providing economic fairness to the African American community. The committee is chaired by Alice Huffman and Pastor Edgar Boyd. Gene Hale is the chair of the small business committee. ... read more »
ALERT: Massive 60 Freeway Repairs Likened to ‘Armageddon’ for Next 4 Months
July 23, 2019
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A section of a major Los Angeles-area freeway will be undergoing repairs for 15 weekends over the next four months, sparking comparisons to “Carmageddon,” a 2011 freeway bridge demolition that many feared would be a traffic nightmare. ... read more »
The LA Conservation Corps Holds Nov. 2nd College and Career Fair 
October 29, 2018
WHAT:  The Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LA Corps) is hosting a College & Career Fair on Friday, November 2, 2018 for teens and young adults in Los Angeles.  ... read more »
L.A. To Give Formerly Incarcerated Angelenos a Second Chance with New Job Opportunities
June 1, 2016
Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Reentry completes $8.93 million agreement with Caltrans to provide stable employment for justice-involved men and women who have turned their lives around. ... read more »
Caltrans Breaks Ground on New Carpool Lanes
May 5, 2016
Caltrans officials broke ground last Friday on a construction project that will add 5.2 miles of carpool lanes in each direction of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway between West Covina and Pomona. ... read more »
Gipson Responds to Results of Caltrans Audit
March 30, 2016
Assemblymember Disappointed by Department’s Total Failure in Routine Maintenance of State Roads and Highways ... read more »
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