California Department of Transportation

Mission, Vision, Goals, Values


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.


We promote trust and accountability through our consistent and honest actions

We are dedicated to public service and strive for excellence and customer satisfaction

We inspire and motivate one another through effective communication, collaboration and partnership

We are empowered to seek creative solutions and take intelligent risks


Click here to view a video of Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty talking about the Department's modernized Mission, Vision and Goals

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