Wes Venteicher

Government, Business, Safety, TCA

California Highway Projects Speed Up With Drivers Off Roads

Traffic is lighter than usual coming into downtown Los Angeles on March 23. Traffic is lighter than usual coming into downtown Los Angeles on March 23. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

As state and local officials extend stay-at-home orders, road construction crews across California are taking advantage of reduced traffic to speed up projects.

Wes Venteicher | The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.)
April 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Caltrans Scrambles to Hire Road Maintenance Workers

Construction site Traffic moves on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)

Caltrans will consider hiring nearly anyone for 333 maintenance jobs it is trying to fill. The transportation department is on a spree to hire enough workers to improve road upkeep as called for in a 2017 gas tax bill that in November survived an initiative that would have repealed it.

Wes Venteicher | The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.)
February 19, 2019