Category Archives: Rein In Caltrans

Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan Deadline is April 17 for public input, comments

California Department of Transportation: Date:  March 4, 2015 District:  Headquarters Contact:  Tamie McGowen Phone:  (916) 657-5060 SACRAMENTO – With seven workshops and a webinar slated for March, Caltrans invites the public to help shape the state’s transportation future by offering their input and … Continue reading

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Caltrans must evolve with state’s transportation needs

Published 3:15 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2014 by the SF Gate The California Department of Transportation got a major wake-up call this week from an external review of the department’s policies and procedures. The report, which was written by the State Smart … Continue reading

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Take Action to Protect the Irreplaceable Treasure of Richardson Grove

Take action. The fate of Richardson Grove State Park is in your hands. Caltrans is now accepting comments on the newly released Supplement to the Environmental Assessment for the Richardson Grove highway-widening project during a 30-day public comment period that … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Wild and Scenic Smith River From Destructive Caltrans Highway-widening Project

CRESCENT CITY, Calif.— Conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit yesterday challenging a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) highway-widening project that threatens endangered salmon runs, ancient redwoods and public safety along the wild and scenic Smith River Canyon in California’s remote … Continue reading

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EPIC Supports Economic Connectivity

Connectivity is one of the most important concepts related to the development of both effective conservation and viable long-term economic strategies. Over the course of our evolution as a public interest conservation advocacy organization, EPIC has worked hard to protect core … Continue reading

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Suit Filed Against Destructive Caltrans Highway-widening Project in Remote Del Norte County

Caltrans Oblivious to Public-safety Concerns, Rare Ecological Values Along Scenic Smith River Canyon Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging a California Department of Transportation highway-widening project that threatens ancient redwoods, endangered salmon runs and public safety along the wild … Continue reading

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Caltrans is merely a tool of policymakers

The federal judge’s ruling in the Richardson Grove case is a game-changer. It is therefore unfortunate that the Redwood Times (4/10) and Times-Standard has joined Caltrans and the county to obscure the real consequences of, and development agendas associated with, … Continue reading

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A trucker’s perspective on widening Hwy 101

This is regarding the Caltrans Hwy 199 / 197 / 101 STAA Truck Access DEIR. I am an experienced long haul (Truck Load) truck driver with a current Class A TX license. I have delivered freight using Hwy 199 and … Continue reading

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Tall Order: from the North Coast Journal

Tall Order By Ryan Burns Plaintiffs called it “a resounding victory.” Defendants called it “a big win.” Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup ordered Caltrans to revise its environmental assessment for a project that would widen Highway … Continue reading

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