Mission, Vision, Goals & Values

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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


  • Safety and Health
    Provide a safe transportation system for workers and users, and promote health through active transportation and reduced pollution in communities.
  • Stewardship and Efficiency
    Money counts. Responsibly manage California's transportation-related assets.
  • Sustainability, Livability and Economy
    Make long-lasting, smart mobility decisions that improve the environment, support a vibrant economy, and build communities, not sprawl.
  • System Performance
    Utilize leadership, collaboration and strategic partnerships to develop an integrated transportation system that provides reliable and accessible mobility for travelers.
  • Organizational Excellence
    Be a national leader in delivering quality service through excellent employee performance, public communication, and accountability.


  • Integrity 
    We promote trust and accountability through our consistent and honest actions.
  • Commitment
    We are dedicated to public service and strive for excellence and customer satisfaction.
  • Teamwork
    We inspire and motivate one another through effective communication, collaboration and partnership.
  • Innovation
    We are empowered to seek creative solutions and take intelligent risks.

2015-2020 Strategic Management Plan

Caltrans Mission, Vision, Goals, Values and performance measures are articulated in the 2015-2020 Strategic Management Plan.


Caltrans Director's Video Message
Mission, Vision, Goals & Values

Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Contact Information

General Information:

General Information Line: (916) 654-2852

Media Inquiries:
Find your local Caltrans media contact on our
Public Information Officers page
or call our
Media Line: (916) 657-5060.

You can also call
for current highway conditions or find more information about roads, traffic and travel on
Caltrans' Travel page.

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814

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