California Transportation Commission

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California Transportation Commission
Seal of the California Transportation Commission.gif
Commission overview
Formed1978; 46 years ago (1978)
Preceding agencies
Headquarters1120 N Street, Sacramento, California
38°34′28″N 121°29′37″W / 38.574564°N 121.493660°W / 38.574564; -121.493660
Commission executives
  • Hilary Norton, Chair
  • Mitch Weiss, Executive Director
Parent agencyCalifornia State Transportation Agency
Key document

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) is an independent government transportation commission established in 1978. The CTC replaced and assumed the responsibilities of four prior independent agencies, the California Highway Commission, the State Transportation Board, the State Aeronautics Board, and the California Toll Bridge Authority. The CTC is headquartered in Sacramento.

The CTC consists of 11 voting commissioners and two non-voting ex officio members. Of the 11 voting commissioners, nine are appointed by the Governor, one is appointed by the Senate Rules Committee, and one is appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. As of August 2017, the chair is Bob Alvarado and the vice chair is Fran Inman. Other commissioners include Yvonne B. Burke, Lucetta Dunn, James Earp, James C. Ghielmetti, Carl Guardino, Christine Kehoe, James Madaffer, Joseph Tavaglione, and Paul Van Konynenburg. The two ex officio non-voting members are appointed from the State Senate and State Assembly. The current ex officio members are Senator Jim Beall and Assembly Member Jim Frazier. The executive director is Susan Bransen.[2]

The CTC mission statement, adopted May 19, 2010, is as follows:

The California Transportation Commission is an independent public agency dedicated to ensuring a safe, financially sustainable, world-class multimodal transportation system that reduces congestion, improves the environment, and facilitates economic development through the efficient movement of people and goods.[3]

The CTC is responsible for many aspects of transportation planning, funding, and management. The primary responsibilities of the CTC include:

  • Programs and allocates federal and state funds for the construction of highway, passenger rail, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, aeronautics, and environmental enhancement mitigation improvements throughout California.
  • Adopts estimates of funding expected to be available for various transportation programs.
  • Adopts guidelines for the development of CTC administered programs as well as state and regional transportation plans.
  • Advises and assists the California State Transportation Agency and the Legislature in formulating and evaluating state policies and plans for transportation issues in California.
  • Actively participates in the initiation and development of state and federal legislation in matters concerning transportation issues in California.

See also


  1. ^ "About the CTC". California Transportation Commission. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  2. ^ California Transportation Commission (n.d.). "California Transportation Commission Members". California Transportation Commission. Archived from the original on September 7, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  3. ^ California Transportation Commission (n.d.). "CTC Mission Statement and Responsibilities". California Transportation Commission. Retrieved September 13, 2016.

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