Caltrans Publishes Performance Report

Today Caltrans published the second issue of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, which details the job Caltrans is doing to serve you, the traveling public.

The report is part of Caltrans’ effort to improve the organization’s transparency and accountability by clearly and honestly reporting on its job performance.

The simple and clear indicators at the beginning of the report show that Caltrans has made progress in a couple of key areas, but that there is still a lot of work to modernize the department. This issue in particular focuses on the continuing transformation of the department as it begins to encompass a genuine multimodal approach to transportation planning.

As their release states:

“Caltrans is continually moving forward to be a successful, performance-driven, transparent organization,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “The Mile Marker is our way of being accountable to the public and stakeholders on how we are doing on critical transportation metrics.”

This issue shows that Caltrans needs to make improvements in certain aspects related to its key performance areas: safety, mobility, sustainability, delivery and maintenance. Caltrans met 5 of its 17 performance targets during this reporting period, up from four during the last reporting period due to an increase in the percentage of Caltrans’ total annual state expenditures going to small businesses. Of the 12 goals not yet met, progress is being made on seven of them.

You can find the entire issue of the Mile Marker in an easy-to-read online format at:

If you would like to print a copy for yourself, you can find a .pdf of the issue here: