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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.

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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.

Report

Intercity and Commuter Rail Services in California

January 1, 1985 - This report reviews the implementation of Chapter 1183, Statutes of 1981, which authorizes the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to provide state subsidies to assist in the development and operation of intercity and commuter rail services in California.

Report

Assessment of Weight Fees on Farm Vehicles in California

October 1, 1984 - The construction and maintenance of California's highway system is financed primarily with tax revenues from two sources: (l) federal and state taxes assessed on the sale of gasoline and diesel fuel, and (2) weight fees imposed on commercial vehicles weighing more than 2,000 pounds.

Report

Financing the Movement of People in California

August 8, 1983 - NCSL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, National Association of Legislative Fiscal Officers—Transportation Funding.

Report

Alternative Public Transportation Funding For Los Angeles County

January 1, 1979 - Senate Resolution No. 46 (1978) directs the Legislative Analyst to study and recommend alternative means of providing increased funding for public transportation in Los Angeles County. The resolution requires that two specified alternatives be considered as part of the study: (1) a one percent increase in the motor vehicle in-lieu tax, and (2,) an increase in the motor vehicle fuel tax at a rate sufficient to raise between $30 million and $100 million.

Transportation Staff

Helen Kerstein
(916) 319-8364
Forestry, Parks, and High Speed Rail
 
Frank Jimenez
(916) 319-8324
Highways and Roads, Agriculture, and Toxics
 
Eunice Roh
(916) 319-8327
Mass Transportation, Traffic Enforcement, Statewide Infrastructure
 
Brian Brown
(916) 319-8325
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Environment and Transportation