California Department of Transportation

Transportation Planning Field Academy


The Workforce Development Branch offers a one-week Transportation Field Academy that provides attendees the opportunity for immersion into the world of transportation planning. Students are provided opportunities to learn more about local projects and programs, not only from a Caltrans perspective, but includes local and regional transportation partnerships as well. Students will hear a variety of presentations and visit a number of field sites to provide a better understanding of multimodal, integrated, and sustainable transportation. Students get behind-the-scenes visits to Transportation Management Centers and construction sites. Tours also include visits to seaports, airports, and railyards. Students learn about land-use planning, environmental issues and processes, and the importance of freight in goods movement. Best of all, we learn more about each other--Caltrans staff from all districts and from our local partner agencies who are always invited to participate. If you have never attended a field academy, be sure to let your supervisor know you are interested. If you have attended, but it has been awhile, contact Alison Grimes to see if it is time for a refresher.

Transportation Planning Field Academy – May 2015 (Oakland, CA)

Upcoming Field Academy

Fall 2016 (Dates TBD)


If you have any questions about course development or content, please contact Alison Grimes.