Transportation Publications

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Report

Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Transportation Chapter

February 22, 1995 - Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Transportation Chapter

Report

Seismic Retrofit

February 22, 1995 - Seismic Retrofit

Report

Intercity Rail Program

February 22, 1995 - Intercity Rail Program

Report

Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

February 22, 1995 - Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

Report

Supplemental Analysis 1994-95 Budget Bill: Department of Motor Vehicles

April 25, 1994 - We recommend that the Legislature delete $7.5 million to continue redevelopment of its driver license and vehicle registration database redevelopment project We further recommend that the Legislature establish a new item with an appropriation of $4.4 million to hire a consultant to independently review and propose a course of action for the DMV's database project.

Report

Transportation Programming and Funding

February 23, 1994 - Transportation Programming and Funding

Report

Intercity Rail Program

February 23, 1994 - Intercity Rail Program

Report

Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

February 23, 1994 - Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

Report

Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Transportation Chapter

February 22, 1994 - Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Transportation Chapter

Other

Evaluation of the Organizational Structure and Management Practices of the California Department of Transportation (Volume II: Detailed Findings, Options, and Recommendations)

January 1, 1994 - This volume presents details of the findings, options, and recommendations that the SRI International project team developed following its review of Caltrans' performance. An implementation plan focusing on the high-priority recommendations is also described.

We have organized our findings so as to facilitate discussion of the major problems and of the recommendations that can address them. The project team has focused on the issues raised in SCR72, the LAO Request for Proposal (RFP), our assessment of issues raised by interviewees, and other guidance such as comments from the Steering Committee. Other auditable activities (such as a financial audit of Caltrans' budget) are omitted as beyond the scope of this evaluation.

Other

Evaluation of the Organizational Structure and Management Practices of the California Department of Transportation (Volume I: Summary and Recommendations)

January 1, 1994 - This volume presents details of the findings, options, and recommendations that the SRI International project team developed following its review of Caltrans' performance. An implementation plan focusing on the high-priority recommendations is also described.

We have organized our findings so as to facilitate discussion of the major problems and of the recommendations that can address them. The project team has focused on the issues raised in SCR72, the LAO Request for Proposal (RFP), our assessment of issues raised by interviewees, and other guidance such as comments from the Steering Committee. Other auditable activities (such as a financial audit of Caltrans' budget) are omitted as beyond the scope of this evaluation.

Report

Transportation Programming and Funding

February 1, 1993 - Transportation Programming and Funding

Report

State Rail Program

February 1, 1991 - In this analysis, we (1) provide background on the state's existing rail system, how rail systems have been financed up until 1990, and the key features of the new rail programs financed by bond funds; (2) review the state's role in the planning, development, and implementation of the state's rail system; (3) discuss the coordination of the state's rail capital outlay programs; and (4) review issues related to two future rail bond measures scheduled for the November 1992 and 1994 elections.

Report

A Review of Bay Area Public Transportation Financing

April 1, 1986 - The purpose of this report is to review the financial condition of three Bay Area transit operators in light of recent developments and current trends.

Report

Assessment of Weight Fees on Farm Vehicles in California

September 1, 1985 - Recognizing the importance of assuring that highway costs are financed in an equitable manner, the Legislature adopted Resolution Chapter 119, Statutes of 1982 (ACR 112). This resolution requested that the Legislative Analyst's Office (1) develop information which can be used by the Legislature to determine the most cost-effective method for assessing weight fees on farm vehicles, and (2) report its findings to the Legislature. This report responds to the Legislature's request contained in ACR 112.

Transportation Staff

Helen Kerstein
(916) 319-8364
Forestry, Parks, and High Speed Rail
 
Frank Jimenez
(916) 319-8324
Highways and Roads, Recycling, Agriculture, and Toxics
 
Eunice Roh
(916) 319-8327
Mass Transportation, Traffic Enforcement, Statewide Infrastructure
 
Rachel Ehlers
(916) 319-8330
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Environment and Transportation