California Department of Transportation
 

Workgroup 3 – Strategic Partnerships

  • Purpose and Goal
    • This workgroup’s task is to focus primarily on a healthy collaboration with strategic partners to effectuate transportation system goals, including highway, road, transit, freight, and other transportation modes.  This workgroup will address recommendation #6 from the SSTI report to “Strengthen Strategic Partnerships.”  Recommendations under this section of the report include policy options (e.g., relinquishing local-serving roads to local government) that this group should consider for pursuit. 
      • The group will look beyond the specific recommendations under this section of the SSTI report and really consider how the department can improve relations with all of its strategic partners, including those from local government, industry, legislative, and other state and federal agencies.
  • Membership
    • Brian Annis, CalSTA Undersecretary (lead)
    • Kate White, CalSTA Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination
    • Gareth Lacy, CalSTA Deputy Secretary for Communications and Strategic Planning
    • Kome Ajise, Caltrans Deputy Director Planning and Modal Programs (lead)
    • Steve Takigawa, Caltrans Deputy Director Maintenance and Operations
    • Laurie Berman, Caltrans Director, District 11
    • Advisors:  Al Biehler and Gene Conti
  • SSTI Recommendations to be Addressed
    • 3.1 CalSTA and Caltrans should strengthen relationships with other state agencies that can help (or hinder) the achievement of the new vision.
    • 6.1 Caltrans should assert leadership in the area of sustainable transportation in its relations with regional partners.
    • 6.2 Caltrans should find ways to transfer local-serving roads to local government.
    • 6.3 Caltrans and CalSTA should negotiate coverage for long-term maintenance, resurfacing, and reconstruction costs when locally controlled STIP and LTST funds are used to add capacity to state highways.
  • Workgroup 1 – Performance Management and Human Resources
  • Workgroup 2 – Smart Investment and Resource Alignment
  • Workgroup 3 – Strategic Partnerships
  • Workgroup 4 – Innovation, Design Flexibility and Risk Management
  • Workgroup 5 - Communication