Caltrans once had a global reputation for building and maintaining highways, but it has deteriorated along with the roadways themselves. The immense cost overruns and shoddy work on the Bay Bridge project certainly added another layer of tarnish to the agency’s image.
Caltrans once had a global reputation for building and maintaining highways, but it has deteriorated along with the roadways themselves. The immense cost overruns and shoddy work on the Bay Bridge project certainly added another layer of tarnish to the agency’s image. Carl Costas Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
Caltrans once had a global reputation for building and maintaining highways, but it has deteriorated along with the roadways themselves. The immense cost overruns and shoddy work on the Bay Bridge project certainly added another layer of tarnish to the agency’s image. Carl Costas Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee