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
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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January 25, 2015 04:00 AM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared 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. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.