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Other Highway Links Pages

Great California Logo
Roads & Highways Roads and Highways. A collection of links to pages about California Roads and Highways.
ODP Logo [Rough Road: Site May Be Down]The "Recreation, Roads, and Highways" section of the Open Directory Project (edited by Mark Fannin), which catalogs websites in a Yahoo-style format.
[Dead End]Marc Fannin's Roadfan Locator. An index to the roadfans (highway geeks, road scholars) on the Internet

Modern Transit Systems

GGBHTD Logo Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District (GGBHTD). The mission of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District (District) is to provide safe and reliable operation, maintenance and enhancement of the Golden Gate Bridge and to provide transportation (Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit bus) services, as resources allow, for customers within the U.S. Highway 101 Golden Gate Corridor.
[Kavanagh] Mark Kavanagh's Kavanagh Transit Photos. Over 1100 photographs of transit and railroad related items from 52 different cities, 9 countries, on 3 continents.
[LADOT] LADOT Online. The home page for LADOT, the operator of the Commuter Express and DASH bus service in Los Angeles.
LA MTA Logo Los Angeles County, California Metropolitan Transportation Authority
[Metrolink] Metrolink. Metrolink is a premier regional rail system in Southern California, including commuter and other passenger services, linking communities to employment and activity centers. Logo New York City Subways. This is the premiere unofficial site about the history of New York City's subway system. This site also includes a page about Transit Systems Worldwide.
[OCTA] Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). OCTA was formed in 1991 by the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies to develop and implement unified transportation programs and services for Orange County.
BART Logo San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART).
Muni Logo San Francisco Municipal Railroad (SF Muni). The San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) is the seventh-largest public transit system in the United States, as measured by ridership. Muni has approximately 700,000 boardings on an average weekday. Its fleet of about 1,000 vehicles, over half of which are electric, consists of subway-surface light-rail vehicles (Metro streetcars), electric trolley buses, diesel buses, the world-famous cable cars, the only ones in the world still operating, and a unique collection of historic streetcars. The first publicly owned streetcar system in a major city in the U.S., Muni has been taking the people of San Francisco where they want to go since 1912.


Street and Highway Code logo California Streets and Highways Code
CSAC Logo California State Association of Counties.CSAC is an organization that represents county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government.
Caltrans Logo CalTrans Home Page. The California State Department of Transportation. Some particular "fun" or useful Caltrans pages are as follows:

FHWA Logo Federal Highway Administration. Of particular utility is the FHWA page that summarizes Highway Construction across the US.
NACO Logo National Association of Counties.
US DOT Logo United States Department of Transportion

Planning Agencies

[ACTA] Alameda County: Alameda County Transportation Authority (ACTA).
[CVAG Logo] Coachella Valley: Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG).
[BCAG] Butte County: Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG). BCAG is an association of local governments formed by Butte County and the cities of Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville and the Town of Paradise. BCAG is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for Butte County. BCAG is responsible for the preparation of all federal and state transportation plans and programs that go to secure transportation funding for highways, local streets and roads, transit, aviation, rail and bikeway/pedestrian facilities.
[FCOG] Fresno County: Council of Fresno County Governments (COG). The Council of Fresno County Governments is a voluntary association of local governments, one of 25 in California. The major role of the COG is to foster inter-governmental communications and cooperation, undertake comprehensive regional planning with an emphasis on transportation, provide for citizen involvement in the planning process and provide technical services to the member agencies.
[KCOG] Kern County: Kern Council of Governments (KCOG). Kern COG is an association of city and county governments created to address regional transportation issues while protecting the integrity and autonomy of each jurisdiction. Its member agencies include the County of Kern and the eleven incorporated cities within the County.
[MCOG] Mendocino: Mendocino Council of Governments (MCOG). The Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for the Mendocino region
[MCAG] Merced: Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG). The Service Oriented Association of Governments of Atwater, Livingston, Gustine, Los Banos, Dos Palos, Merced and Merced County
[AMBAG] Monterey: Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG). AMBAG is a forum for planning, discussion and study of regional problems of mutual interest and concern to the counties and cities in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties; and for the development of studies, plans, policy and action recommendations.
[TAMC] Monterey: Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC). TAMC is a twenty-three member agency which consists of local officials from each of its twelve incorporated cities and five county supervisorial districts, and ex-officio members from six public agencies, including the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the City of Watsonville, and the Monterey Peninsula Airport District (MPAD). TAMC is Monterey County's State designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), Congestion Management Agency (CMA), Local Transportation Commission (LTC), and the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE).
[RCTC] Riverside County:Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC). RCTC administers the 1/2 cent sales tax voters approved in 1988 to ease congestion on the County's freeways, highways and major thoroughfares. With these dollars, RCTC builds carpool lanes, funds and operates Metrolink, improves interchanges and congested roads, and provides specialized transportation services.
[RCIP] Riverside County: Riverside County Integrated Project. The Riverside County Integrated Project (RCIP) is an unprecedented, three-year planning effort to simultaneously prepare environmental, transportation, housing and development guidelines for the first half of the twenty-first century, based on population doubling in 2020.
SACOG Sacramento: Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). The mission of SACOG is delivering transportation projects, providing public information and serving as a dynamic forum for regional planning and collaboration in the greater Sacramento Metropolitan Area.
[Benito COG] San Benito County: Council Of San Benito County Governments (CSBCG). The CSBCG is the transportation agency for San Benito County committed to improving all form of transportation in the County. It is also the agent responsible for installing motorist aid call boxes along local freeways.
[SBCTA] San Bernardino: San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA). Serving more than 2.1 million residents of San Bernardino County, the SBCTA is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide.  The SBCTA administers Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 1989, and supports freeway construction projects, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation, railroad crossings, call boxes, ridesharing, congestion management efforts, and long-term planning studies.
[MTC] San Francisco Bay Area: Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). This is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area
VTA Logo San Francisco Bay Area: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). VTA is an independent special district responsible for bus and light rail operations, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning in the Santa Clara Valley. As such, VTA is both a transit provider, and a multi-modal transportation planning organization involved with transit, highways and roadways, bikeways, and pedestrian facilities. Of particular interest is VTA's page on their current highway projects.
[ABAG] San Francisco Bay Area: Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). ABAG is owned and operated by the cities and counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. In ABAG's region there are 100 cities and the nine counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. ABAG has been designated by the state
[SLOCOG] San Luis Obispo: San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG). The San Luis Obispo Council of governments (SLOCOG) is designated by State and Federal Governments to be: Regional Transportation Planning Agency, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Regional Census Data Affiliate, and Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways.
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[SBCAG Logo] Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara County Association of Governments. The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) is a voluntary council of governments formed under a joint powers agreement executed by each of the general purpose local governments in Santa Barbara County. Its purpose is to provide a forum for addressing issues and problems that are regional or multi-jurisdictional in nature.
[SANDAG] San Diego: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The 18 cities and county government are SANDAG serving as the forum for regional decision-making. The Association builds consensus, makes strategic plans, obtains and allocates resources, and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region's quality of life.
SCAG Logo Southern California: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). SCAG is a regional planning agency and a Council of Governments comprised of 184 cities in six counties. It provides direct links to city, county and regional home pages. It also provides the Regional Transportation Plan-written and updated annually by SCAG with input from citizens and agencies throughout Southern California.
[TCAG Logo] Tulare County: Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG). The Tulare County Association of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments, including each incorporated city and Tulare County. TCAG is responsible for overseeing transportation planning and helps member agencies receive federal assistance.
[VCTC] Ventura County: Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) is a governing board of seven members responsible for keeping Ventura County moving. The Commission develops and implements transportation policies, projects, funding and priorities for projects that involve highways, bus services, bicycling and bike paths, aviation, commuter and freight railroads and other transportation issues.

Other Highway and Transit Related Organizations

AASHTO Logo American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Of particular interest is the page for the AASHTO Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering.
AAA Logo American Automobile Association. This is the parent organization to the ACSC (Southern California) and the CSAA (Northern California). Enter your zip code, and you'll be taken to your local affiliate.
ACSC Logo Automobile Club of Southern California (ACSC)
TRAC LogoRailPac Logo Train Riders Association of California. The Train Riders Association of California (TRAC) was founded in March 1984 as a citizen lobby and later incorporated as a California 501 (c)4 non-profit Corporation by founders Roger Hooson, Erik Lange, Dan Lovegren and Richard Tolmach. TRAC’s subsequent activism and interest in various rail-related legislative proposals lead to an early alliance with the Planning and Conservation League (PCL), that had been separately promoting passenger train service as part of its own program.
CSAA Logo California State Automobile Association (CSAA). The CSAA has also a good history page.
Erideshare. A FREE service for connecting commuters, or travelers going the same way. Provides carpool listings, travel listings, a service called Rideshare Taxi, and other travel resources. The site has large communities of both local commuters and cross-country ridesharers, and has been recognized by both Yahoo and Google as the top national ridesharing site. The site is free and easy-to-use, and has high privacy standards.

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* Site up as of last visit. [Road Closed] Link Down or Disappeared. If you know to where this link has moved, please send me email. If I haven't heard anything, it may be removed at the next round of updates. Often, these are kept on the list in anticipation of their returning. The original URL is retained as an HTML comment.
[Under Construction] Site is up, but is undergoing extensive renovation. If you are aware of renovation being completed on this site, please let me know. [Rough Road: Site May Be Down] Site may be down. The name was there, but the site was non-responsive at the last check. If you have further status on this site, please let me know.
[Lane Ends] Site is up, but is going away. The site is up, but is likely to disappear at any time. [Dead End] No Longer Maintained. This site is still up, but is no longer being maintained.

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