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Caltrans Invests Millions and Installs 186 New Video Cameras on Bay Area Highways

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Dear Friends,

Highway safety has become a major concern for many in the District and broader Bay Area, a challenge our California Highway Patrol and Caltrans have stepped up to address comprehensively. While there was a 23% reduction in highway shootings for 2023, there were still 79 highway shootings in Alameda County, requiring investments in safety measures and accountability for those committing crimes.

To address the concerns of community members across Alameda County, Caltrans has invested in and installed 186 video cameras on our local highways as part of its Safety Camera Pilot Program. These cameras will detect traffic incidents and wrong-way drivers, but will most importantly decrease highway crime, increase traffic safety, and provide law enforcement critical data to hold perpetrators accountable.

Even more, as part of the California Transportation Commission’s substantial $2 billion economic infrastructure investment, more than $15 million will go towards ongoing driver safety and road improvements in Alameda County:

  • $6,000,000 allocation on I-880 in Oakland, from the Market Street off-ramp to the northbound West Grand Avenue on-ramps;
  • $6,106,000 allocation on I-580 in Oakland to install and upgrade ramps, HOV lanes, and the bridge on Lakeshore Park undercrossing;
  • $2,818,000 allocation on CA-24 for improved technology and road safety.

For this purpose, I will continue advocating for policies, significant investments, and transportation equity that prioritize the health and safety of all our residents throughout every road.

Your feedback remains essential to ensure success. If you have any further questions, you can visit Caltrans, call (510) 286-4444, or email directly. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my District Office for support in following up with your Caltrans request.

Yours in Service,

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Mia Bonta
Assemblymember, 18th District

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Section 1: Request Caltrans Customer Service and Maintenance RequestAD18 CalTrans Logo

Caltrans maintains thousands of miles of highway, state highway bridges, and allows residents to provide feedback and service requests. 

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  • Landscaping (Weeds, Trees, Brush)
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Caltrans is constantly looking for new employees in their effort to improve California Transportation. Benefits of working for Caltrans include health and dental insurance, paid holidays, savings plus plans, educational reimbursement, and more.

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