History of CalSTA
The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) opened its doors on July 1, 2013, following former Governor Brown’s Government Reorganization Plan No. 2, and replacing the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency with a new state agency focused solely on transportation.
Former Governor Brown’s reorganization plan cut the number of state agencies from 12 to 10 and eliminated or consolidated dozens of departments and entities.
CalSTA now consists of departments, boards and offices each with a focus on the safety and mobility of California’s traveling public. The following transportation-related entities now fall under CalSTA:
- 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 (HSR)
- New Motor Vehicle Board (NMVB)
- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)