What is CalSTA?
CalSTA opened its doors on July 1, 2013 and the formation of the agency was carried out by Governor Jerry Brown who wanted an agency focused solely on transportation. According to Brian Kelly, “The mission of the California State Transportation Agency is to develop and coordinate the policies and programs of the state’s transportation entities to achieve the state’s mobility, safety, and air quality objectives from its transportation system”. The Board of Pilot Commissioners (BOPC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Transportation Commission (CTC), Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), High-Speed Rail Authority, New Motor Vehicle Board (NMVB), and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), are all transportation-related entities that make up the California State Transportation Agency.
California State Transportation Authority Main Page
California Board of Pilot Commissioners
The California Board of Pilot Commissioners is the oldest Commission in California and has existed since 1850. BOPC is tax neutral and its expenses are paid for by the shipping industry through surcharges on pilotage fees. Expenses are not paid by state or local taxes. BOPC is the oversight body that licenses and regulates the Bar Pilots. Their responsibilities include training, licensing, incident investigation, and rate determination.
California Board of Pilot Commissioners Main Page
California Highway Patrol
The California Highway Patrol was created in 1929 and strives to assure safety, convenience, and efficient transportation of people and goods on California’s highway system. CHP accomplishes these goals by providing uniform traffic law enforcement throughout the state on the highway systems. CHP is actively working to reduce collision and fatality rates on California’s highways.
California Highway Patrol Main Page
California Department of Transportation
The California Department of Transportation is responsible for the management of the state highway system and with public transportation systems throughout the state. The headquarters for CALTRANS is located in Sacramento, California.
California Department of Transportation Main Page
California Transportation Commission
The California Transportation Commission is responsible for allocating funds to highway construction and rail and transit improvements. The California Transportation Commission also assists the CalSTA Secretary on policies that affect transportation. Lastly, the commission seeks to have financial stability in order to fund necessary transportation projects and therefore, is involved in influencing policy.
California Transportation Commission Main Page
California Department of Motor Vehicles
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) mission is to serve the public by providing quality licensing and motor vehicle-related services efficiently. The major functions of the DMV is recording ownership of vehicles, maintaining driving records, issuing identification cards and drivers licenses, regulating and licensing traffic violator schools, investigating consumer complaints, and many other functions.
California Department of Motor Vehicles Main Page
California High-Speed Rail Authority
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a new entity within the California State Transportation Agency that is responsible for planning, designing, building, and operating the first high-speed rail system in the nation. The completion of the first high-speed rail system is estimated to be completed in year 2029 and will be capable of transporting people at 200 miles per hour between Los Angeles and San Francisco in under three hours.
California High-Speed Rail Authority Main Page
California High-Speed Rail Authority 2016 Business Plan
California New Motor Vehicle Board
The California New Motor Vehicle Board was created in 1967 with a main responsibility of settling disputes in the new vehicle industry. Within the Board, there is a legal department that resolves disputes between franchised dealers and manufacturers and distributors of new motor vehicles, which include automobiles, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles.
California New Motor Vehicle Board Main Page
California NMVB Board Members
California Office of Traffic Safety
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) focuses on making grants available to local and state public agencies that enforce traffic laws, focus on traffic safety education for the public, and that focus on finding effective means of reducing fatalities and injuries. OTS has ten priority areas of concentration for grant funding which are alcohol-impaired driving, distracted driving, drug-impaired driving, occupant protection, pedestrian and bicycle safety, traffic records, emergency medical services, roadway safety, police traffic services, and motorcycle safety.
California Office of Traffic Safety Main Page
Edmund G. Brown Jr.
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Brian P. Kelly
915 Capitol Mall Suite 350 B
Sacramento, CA 95814