California Department of Transportation

Caltrans Mission Statement


Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.


A performance-driven, transparent and accountable organization that values its people, resources and partners, and meets new challenges through leadership, innovation and teamwork.



Provide the safest transportation system in the nation for users and workers.


Maximize transportation system performance and accessibility.


Efficiently deliver quality transportation projects and services.


Preserve and enhance California’s resources and assets.


Promote quality service through an excellent workforce.




We promote trust and accountability through our consistent and honest actions


We are dedicated to public service and strive for excellence and customer satisfaction


We inspire and motivate one another through effective communication, collaboration and partnership


We are empowered to seek creative solutions and take intelligent risks