Session is finished.
Began a two year planning.
That planning took place in 2019202020202021 fiscal years.
So by June 30th of 2021, all of the planning for the 2020 to shop was complete.
We then work to package up the shop to get it out to our partners for comments, to get it out internally for comment.
And then we bring it to you.
And the commission.
But often get the question, well, you know, if you plan the work too.
Years ago and now you're putting the shop out for review.
What exactly is the review?
What does it entail?
Well, you know, it entails looking at the composition of work.
So what came through the planning process in the final form, understanding what that shop does relative.
To all of the transportation objectives that we try to meet across the spectrum.
But at this point, the planning work is done.
So, you know, really, you know, there The opportunities for the shop is the projects in the projects out.
There could be potentially some very minor changes, but these projects all have budgets.
And they all have schedules.
And so, you know, for these projects, it's really difficult to open them up in re-imagine them on the fly without affecting costs or scope.
And that is something that then we would have to come back to the Commission for.
So we will, you know.
We'll do that on select projects, but for the most part, you know, if we get input when we're planning the work, that's ideal.
So today, right now as we have this hearing, we are about seven months, almost eight months into planning for the 20.
In 24 shop.
Some planning is a two-year process.
So we're less than halfway through planning for the next shop.
And so, you know, that's the ideal time to be having all of the conversations.
It's when our districts are working with all their local communities to get input for.
What comprises those future projects.
Next slide, please.
So this kind of lays out some of the engagement opportunity.
I changed this up from the commission meeting presentation a bit.
So this is the same timeframe I just went through with respect to the Twenty Twenty to shop.
So we started July 12019.
If you look at the very top from July 12019 to June 30th, 2021, we're doing project level planning, document development.
So these are what we call the PID.
So project initiation documents that the commission ultimately adopts.
The list of projects that have completed planning doc.
So throughout that time period from July 120, 19th of June 30th, 2020, all of the Caltrans districts are working with their local communities on projects where there's a need for that interaction.
So in some cases, if we're working in on an interstate and we're doing something in the median of the interstate.
We will possibly notice, you know, we'll we'll notice our local transportation partners.
But there's not really an opportunity to engage.
When we're working in the middle of the interstate.
Conversely, if we're working on a route that is running through a town like a main street type of setting.
Then there's all kinds of need for for collaboration and partnership with local communities.
A project by project basis, I always get the question, mole, what is the engagement?
And I would say the engagement is commensurate with the nature of the work and the location of the work.
So projects that require a lot of engagement will get a lot of engagement.
Projects that are really routine.
May not, may not have much engagement and may just be a notice that, hey, this is the timeline of the work that we're planning.
As more of a notification or a courtesy.
But for this two-year period of time, this is the ideal time to get input for the 2020 to shop.
And it is this exact project level planning process that we're in the middle of right now for the 2024 shop.
Then we spend a little bit of time drafting the shop document, and then we go through the comment periods.
So we do an internal comment reviewed with all.
Our districts, then we do our partner comment review and then leading into these hearings and hopefully ultimately the adoption of the shop.
So I go through all this detail because there there seems to be this perception that when the job shop comes out is really the only time to engage.
And I would say the time for engagement from Caltrans to our partners or from anybody.
Buddy that wants to participate in our projects is really in the two years that we're going through this project level planning.
So that's the best time that's the time that, you know, any interests that we have in a project have the best opportunity.
Being incorporated fully within the project.
So a little bit about the shop.
And these numbers changed a little bit from the January meeting because the Commission took some action in the January meeting and I think that's a really Important point that the shop is extremely dynamic.
We talk about it as though, you know, we, we develop it and it stays static, but literally every commission meeting the shop changes.
We have scheduled changes, we have cost changes, we have new projects being added.
We may have projects coming out.
And so after every commission meeting, there's sort of a whole new look to the shop with project changes.
And so as the last.
Commission meeting, the shop had 726 projects.
520 of those have already been programmed by the commission.
And they're what we call carryover projects, meaning they're in that generally there in that first two years of the new shop or the last two years of the 2020.
But we are introducing 206 new projects at the Commission hasn't seen before.
The overall shop has projected value of $17.2 billion and it covers the fiscal years 2022 through 2020.
Six on the right, there's a table just kinda breaking down where the shop money goes within by, by what we call primary activity.
And so or anchor objective.
So when we look.
Pavement, camp pavement is the big fish in the shop.
If you look at pavement anchored projects, they represent e $0.7 billion over four years.
So a little over $2 billion a year.
That's what it takes to keep the pavement.
In the condition levels required by SP1.
So even when SP1 comes and goes to shop will need to spend $2 billion plus or minus a little bit in order to keep the pavement in its current state of repair.
But even though pay events, the anchor of that work, it doesn't mean that pavement is all that's being done in those projects.
You know, I mentioned that our districts have to do a whole bunch of performance objectives.
And, you know, so the districts will look at a large pavements.
So we're doing 3040 miles of highway.
They will look at anything else that needs to be done that makes sense to do in conjunction without payment, work, and potentially added into the project.
Even though the project is built as a pavement project, it might be doing drainage work, it might be.
Doing transportation management system work.
They often do safety work, they often do complete streets work.
But because pavement represents the single largest component of the overall project, they get listed as a payment objective.
And when we get into the dashboard.
I'll kind of show this a bit.
But you can see percentage wise payment bridge coverts, TMS.
These are the four core what we call the four core assets.
These are the ones that have very specific performance requirements in SP1.
If you add those up.
Along with safety, which is really a key priority for the department.
You know, we're up well over 80 % of the shop dollars are being attributed to those really five key areas.
And so everything else that we do is.
Generally fitting, you know, somewhere in the ten to 15 % of available funds.
So in terms of the four core, you know, what do we, what is this accomplished?
So we're gonna spend any $0.7 billion or we're proposing projects to do that.
And fix over 6300 lane miles of pavement throughout the state.
We have two-and-a-half billion dollars worth of bridge projects proposed that will fix over 9.2 million square feet of bridges.
So this is how we look at it in terms of the performance.
That last column.
That is what those numbers are aggregated up across our 12 districts.
Those have to meet the specific performance objectives based on the analysis of what we need to do in order to make sure we meet the SP1 performance objectives in 2020.
Seven, if we do less than these numbers, then we run the risk of not meeting the commitments that we made.
And we want to meet the commitments that we made.
So the projects we put four, we make sure we do enough to cover ongoing deterioration of the system.
Plus any improvements that we have to make an condition.
I mentioned that the shop does more than just highway work and a lot of times this is something that, you know, I think there's a lot of misconceptions about.
What the shops doing.
The 2021 state highway system management plan, the plan that we're working on, the planning documents for right now, has a 10-year investment of $1.2 billion in bike ped and transit features.
This is not.
New, although we have been expanding the investment that we're making in recent years, but it's not new to the shop.
And so this shop that's before you has eight miles of class one bike lane, 209 miles of class to bike lane.
It's a class three which I didn't even put here.
About seven miles of class for bike lane.
We have over 50 thousand linear feet of crosswalks for pedestrian safety and over 224 thousand feet of sidewalks that could be rehabilitation and or new.
A 121 transit stop improvements.
These are typically things like covered bus shelters and other improvements that will facilitate state highway transit stops.
And then a 167 bus ball bounce and pull it.
So we're trying to facilitate the transit ridership that house stops on the State Highway System by being able to get the buses an opportunity to pull over and safely load and unload passengers.
Let me just walk through this a bit.
So on the left is this box plot.
And so this breaks down the projects that are in the shop.
I don't know if I updated this since January, so if the numbers don't add up, don't don't beat me up over that.
It's just some late changes in January, but basically 47 % of all shot projects have bike ped or transit features included in them.
And then, but then we have areas where.
In the lightest blue color where we can't do bike pet, or transit work because it's not feasible.
And these are things like when we're doing underground work or we're doing a single spot location where.
You know, things that don't make sense.
So for working on an underground Colbert for example, or were, you know, putting broadband in a trench?
There not a lot of opportunity to do complete streets work there.
So there is about a 172 projects in the 2020 to shop that fall in.
Into that area.
And then by far the biggest component of that light blue is where we're working, where bikes and peds are not permitted.
So, you know, basically anywhere on the interstate system, if we're working.
The only on the main line of the interstate, bikes and peds are not permitted.
There's no opportunity for us nor do we want to put bikes and peds down there as it would be unsafe for them.
And then sort of the medium blue is these, you know, these other areas where we're doing things like guard rail or Colbert's are stormwater mitigation or an office.
Site environmental mitigation, lighting projects.
There's all sorts of different types of projects that don't really lend themselves to well to this.
But having said all of that, the graph on the right is going back to the 2016 shots.
This is when we first implemented asset management, or at least first started.
And you can see that at the time we had about 37 % of our projects had bipedal transit improvements.
And we've I've been growing that number.
Every single shop leading into this one.
So we've had a 10 % increase across the 700 projects.
So there's 70 more projects in this shop that had bike pen and transit improvements than we did just a few shop.
And this is a trend that, you know, we're, we're proud of the fact that, you know, we continue to make the non highway moods.
Part of our business culture in every project.
And in December, director on Jack and put out a new policy which will which will hopefully yield even more going into the 2024 shop.
So, you know, there's a lot going on here in the bike pen and transit arena that I don't know that the shop really always gets record.
That we were putting $1.2 billion of new investment into the system or to rehabilitate existing bike ped and transit features.
So some observations.
You know, you'll often hear, well, I hear this both ways.
Sometimes we're not doing enough.
Fix it for sometimes we're doing too much fix it first and not the other stuff in my job.
You know, having balance is really important.
Has to do a whole bunch of things.
And we need to have really good balance.
But at the core of the shop is a fixed it first program.
And I think from the tables you can see that our core asset classes account for about 80 % of all of our non reservation funds in the shop.
Stay true to the fix-it person nature of the shop.
Not fix it.
First, focus is not limited to the highway because I've mentioned the bike and PED rehabilitation work as well.
So fix it first is take care of what you have before you expand the system bigger.
That's really, but it's not mood specific.
Our performance driven asset management approaches working.
The 2020 to shop.
Has significantly more effective pavement work than we had in 2016.
In 2016 when we first started implementing asset management.
We had projects that because of various practices that were in place.
Then other things.
We're working on.
Good pavement to a higher degree than we were comfortable with and we wanted to make a change from the 2016 shop to the 2020 shop.
We have knocked down the amount of good pavement that's included within the Limits of our pavement projects over 20 % that results in about a $1.8 billion savings over a shop cycle.
It is, in fact that $1.8 billion worth of more efficient work that we're doing in the pavement that allows us to be able to go do.
You know some of these other things that we wanna do, expand the bike and PED network, do even more pavement, do even more other work.
But I want the commission to understand that our asset management approach is working and it's saving us through our efficiencies that For redirecting into a lot of these other areas of the shop.
Talked a lot about bike and pet already.
We did do some analysis of the 2020 to shop related to income demographics at the request of the commission.
We Also did an assessment of the condition of the existing infrastructure, pavements, and bridges relative to income demographics at the request of the commission.
And I think what we saw there was that, you know, the shop projects follow where the needs are.
And so the expense.
And it's yours by income demographic are very much aligned with how much of the highway system exists in each of the income areas in California.
So the good news is, it seemed like our investments were commensurate with where the system is.
We didn't see anything in that analysis that would Indicate there's any kind of structural bias to the condition or investments in the shop based on income.
And then, and then lastly, this shop does not yet include any funding.
And this is, you know, when the dust settles will probably cause an increase something on the order of a billion dollars in the shop.
But we will, you know, once we figured out exactly what programs, all of those funds are in, we will initiate planning for those and we will have to amend this shop.
Probably something akin to a mid cycle programming with new planning.
To address the areas identified in II.
Okay, So with that, that concludes the presentation on the shop itself.
And I wanted to just spend a couple of minutes.
Demonstrating the project book.
And I think this will really help folks because we heard a lot of questions in the last Commission meeting, you know, about things people were trying to do.
And I wanted to just make sure we're advertising this resource because I mentioned how dynamic the shop is.
This dashboard that I'm showing here is one that we put online over a year ago now.
Ball to the public.
It's available at Project Book.DOT.ca.gov.
But this is a publicly accessible dashboard.
So anybody can come into this from anywhere in the world and see what the shop is doing.
We updated every quarter, we're just about to update this through.
What this dashboard does is it has all of the projects that we're planning to work on for the next ten years.
So it's not just the shop years.
It's all years.
And You can see if I can move my Webex window out of the way, excuse me for a minute.
I'm gonna layers on things.
You can see that right now there's 1914 projects in this book.
So this represents shop projects that were, that are in.
In the planning and programming stage somewhere.
The top portions of this dashboard allow you to filter these results down.
So if we want to filter based on a particular county, we can hit this drop-down and you'll see all the counties in California and show up.
We can uncheck this all and pick a county we're interested in.
And we hit apply.
And it would filter all of the projects based on.
On the county.
Likewise, we can look at advertised year.
So when we talk about the 2020 to shop, we're talking about certain advertisement years.
Okay, So this is not all years for the next ten years, we're talking about twenty two, twenty three.
Twenty three hundred twenty four.
For twenty four.
Twenty five and twenty five.
So if we do that and we hit Apply, will get a set of projects.
It may not exactly match the number that is in the shop because they're they're probably projects that we're working on in terms of reservation.
It shouldn't work that we have not brought before the commission.
But as a reduced it down to just these four years.
This map of the state of California reacts to whatever your criteria is.
Okay, so now we're looking at just four years.
I could see the whole state if I want to zoom in.
On a particular part of the state, I can use the map to find projects that are of interest to me.
So if I'm in the San Francisco oakland Bay Area and I want to get in and look at the detail of what the shop is doing or planning to do.
I can come in here and look.
And I can see geospatially where all these projects are.
If I just pick a project is randomly, pick this project in Palo Alto, Then this section in the middle of the screen here, we'll update.
And it will give you the details of this one.
Okay, So this project, It's a plan project under development San Mateo County route 82.
It's a reactive safety project, so we're reacting to, you know, some safety issue here.
And you can see here down in the activity, it's a safe.
We would categorize it as a safety project.
But you can see it's installing bike detection loops.
Got Class II by claims.
We you know, we've got some class for separated by.
And then we're doing some curb ramp work.
So it's safety improvement project largely geared towards bike ped.
And then here on the right of this, you can see, you know, its primary scope.
This is expected to reduce collisions over the life of these treatments.
You could see where it is and there's contact information, so there's email, there's phone numbers.
So if you wanted to.
Practice someone about this project, you can contact Caltrans.
Now we reach out to our partners as well, but communication is a two-way street.
So this provides the public that may be interested in this project in Palo Alto.
A way to get in touch with Caltrans to talk about this project.
And the far right is just a more close-up map of where the project is.
A more detailed.
And then you can jump out to Google and look at street views.
So if you want to see actual video, you could do that right here from this.
And then down at the bottom is a list.
So right now, I've selected one project.
If I unselect this, and I just go back to the shop.
The list will get a lot bigger.
And at the very bottom of this page, you can come down here and you can download this list.
And you can download it into a PDF and you could download it into a data file that you could.
Put into Excel.
So there was a question that came up in the last Commission meeting while I wanted an electronic version of the shop, but I was denied.
And I have since followed up on that comment.
But my point is that that the capability to download the shop one year.
The shop the next ten years of the shop is already publically available to anybody that wants to do it.
So that's kind of a big picture walkthrough.
I wanted to just demonstrate.
One other thing really quickly, or maybe two other things in this project activity dropped down there.
There's a lot of detail.
So when I said we give the district's performance plans, this is the level of detail that the districts are describing within their projects.
So they will define if any of these activities are included in a project.
And I'll just scroll through here.
For a bit.
You can isolate projects that have any one of these attributes to them.
I'm in this list goes on.
I'm going to faster read, but it's well over a 130 different things that you could choose to find projects that have that attribute.
In the last Commission meeting.
For example, someone said, Well, I'm interested in all the ox lanes.
So here's auxiliary lane.
So if I say just show me the projects that are in the 2020 choose to shop that have oxalate.
I can do that.
And it will readjust.
It's the map.
I'm probably have to zoom out here a bit.
Okay, Let's see, so you can see that it looks like there are four projects, five projects in the 2020 to shop that include oxygens.
So the reason I bring this up is that AAC sometimes ox lanes are portrayed as sort of shadow widening.
But ox Lanes have a very significant safety purpose.
But across the whole 726 Projects in the shop, there are exactly five that included an oxygen.
So if you're interested in that and you want to check up on what we're doing.
You could come in and click on any one of these projects.
And, you know, I'm just I'm just randomly working through this but see the detail.
Ones in Mary's Seville.
You know, and you can look at, you know, what this is, what this project is all about.
Okay, so if you go back to all projects, are all activities real quickly, let's say you don't know exactly what you.
You want to look at, but you know that you're interested in bikes.
So let's say, I wanna I wanna know something about bikes.
So you can go to this keyword area.
Just put the word bike in and hit enter.
And it will take the entire shop and it will filter it down.
To just those projects that have bike, something pertaining to bikes in them could be a bike box, it could be a bike lane.
Any anything that has the word bike in it.
It's going to return that project for you.
So now, you know you've subset it to 150 projects that somehow pertain to bite.
And down at the bottom is the list.
If you want to dump those out, if you want to look at each project, you could just click one and see the details of the project.
In this case, you know, this project is replacing some bridges.
But as we're replacing bridges were.
Adding bicycle facilities to the bridges.
So they get categorized as bridge spending because they're bridge replacements.
But they're also putting in bicycle features on these new bridges.
So that's kind of a quick, quickie overview.
Anybody can go again, it's project book DOT, DOT.ca.gov.
We have some tutorial videos that you can watch to get a little bit more in depth of what I'm doing, but it's literally as simple.
Pull is what I just walked through.
So with that, I'd like to conclude the Caltrans presentation and turn it back over to you, chair Norton.
Thank you so much.
This is very important and very detailed, and I had a couple of questions and I believe my colleagues do before we open.
To the other hearings for the north and south, one was I really liked the demonstration that you gave and I would love to see if you could talk about how you could highlight the 47 % of the projects at bike infrastructure.
So we can start looking at connecting up networks.
One of the big opportunities for the funding is for bike and bus projects that were we could talk about these networks expanded throughout California.
And while you're calling that up, I also wanted to ask about the improvements in pavement techniques.
Technology because as we're looking at issues about the changes that we're finding in climate change and issues about asphalt and heat islands.
Can you talk a little bit about what is being done in the technologies of summation.
And another things to make the roads more resilient, to add in the features that we were talking about about that dig once feature of EV broadband, storm water, so that we're essentially taking this time with this and the ij.
The money to really expand the definition of infrastructure, but to also make the pavement.
We're investing in.
And that state of good repair even more resilient to climate change.
And the new heavier vehicles that may be needed if we're moving to 0 emission battery.
Vehicles for freight.
Let me try to take them in order and help me out if I need some help here.
But first question had to do with bike and ped network.
And our ability to partner and integrate.
And this is something that You know, we, we feel, you know, that getting all of these projects into a spatial environment, a mapped environment like we just saw, really helps.
And because it's publicly available, any of our partner agencies can go and we're we're showing them what we're thinking.
We're gonna work on for the next ten years.
So it doesn't.
Have to be tomorrow, but there's all kinds of time for us to start aligning other district level.
Our districts are reaching out, you know, with their local partners and looking for those opportunities.
We certainly want to make sure that if we're going to build the bike path or we're gonna build sidewalks.
It has a connect to something, right?
There's an origin and a destination.
It doesn't do any good to go down a sidewalk and then just have it end and there's nowhere to go.
So we certainly recognize that, you know, we're we're working with our partners to try to marry that up.
One of the things we're looking at for AIG is our ramps.
So we've got a lot of main lines in the ramps have all these interfaces with city, county roads.
And we're we're considering a new initiative that would really focus on those ramps.
From a condition of the asset as well as the.
Safety and complete streets at that interfacing local road connection.
Because that that state highway ramp to local road connection has been kind of a problematic area because it does take a lot of coordination.
But we're staying to where we're working on some.
Then we're gonna bring forward, I think for AIJ proposal in the shop that will specifically address that issue statewide.
Because I would just say Mr.
Johnson were finding that as trucks and stuff are going off the ramp.
That's where you're getting these big hits.
And in the asphalt and you're getting very big pavement challenges.
And some really dangerous conditions as people are walking and biking and taking transit over these divots that all appear black.
But especially at night, but are really huge pavement changes based on the heavy wheels and the use of trucks and especially as we're moving to our goods movement network that we're going to be expanding to 247, that, that wear and tear me excel.
Rather than be in that predicted 10-year level.
I think we're right in sync with each other here.
We are getting detailed assessment of all of our ramps really for the first time using our automated pavement conditions surveys.
So we've been doing this.
On the main lines.
We expect within the next month or two to be kidding it for all the ramps.
For the first time ever.
So we'll be able to actually assess this statewide very shortly.
And that's really part of what's feeding this concept for the funds are some of the OJ.
So that was question one.
Question two had to do with, you know, what are we doing with respect to asphalt and concrete for the broader sort of GHD climate question.
There is a lot of work that is going on.
It takes some different forums.
So sum is down in the material specifications that I won't get into all the technical nuances, but there are more environmentally friendly ways too.
To mix asphalts are concretes, and that can help.
So that's kinda getting its source emissions.
And then one that's really more common in Caltrans is reusing particularly asphalt to grind up the existing asphalt and then rebind it and put it back down.
That is a huge emissions reduction compared to tearing it all out, hauling it away, dumping it in a landfill and bringing on new material.
And so, you know, we're doing a lot with that.
I think you've seen things that we've done innovative like we did what we call the first plastic highway.
Segment in our district three area where we were using recycled plastic bottles as the binder for the highway.
And, you know, as as maybe, you know, maybe you don't know, we already use an incredible amount of rubber.
Crushed ground rubber, crumb rubber.
It's called the rubber is helping to address a huge problem we have with old tires.
Tires are ground up and the rubber is put back into the asphalt.
And so there's a number of strategies of things that we're doing there.
And then with respect to the heat island effect, the department is doing research in that area.
We have the pavement Research Center at UC Davis.
They have studies that they're looking at heat island effect and, you know, are there things that we can do by putting, you know, using different Materials, different colors, and things that would have different reflectivities, as well as, you know, I think more emerging is this concept of green streets where you're sort of emerging concrete or asphalt with, you know, some greenery.
Rather it's landscaped areas or something else.
All of those things are in play and we're working in all of those areas right now.
And then forgive me that your third question.
Third question was about the dig wants how we can look at addressing the storm.
Hotter broadband, EV convenience in one project so that we're not cutting back into the same roads.
And, you know, affecting road quality.
And I wanted to add a follow-up to what you were just saying.
Are you going to be mapping?
The places where you've put these new pavement options as part of your shop layers so that people could search as to some of the new pavement and the new recycled materials and the things that you're talking about because I think that would be really interesting for people to track.
As we're looking at, you know, how to reduce the cost of state of good repair and be a lot more state of the art.
Thank you for for reiterating that one.
So let's talk about Digg ones first.
So, you know, ultimately this is just a massive coordination effort, right?
We need to know what we're gonna do.
Or I have a pretty good idea of what we're gonna do.
And I think from the standpoint of the shop, you know, if you go back five years, we would produce a ten-year plan.
There were no projects, bind it.
Now we have the next ten years worth of projects lined up.
And yeah, there's, you know, there's moves.
Movement, you know, there's projects that come and go over that time, but the nice thing is that we have that and they're all spatially located.
We have already worked with our broadband folks to give them everything.
The shop is gonna do for the next ten years.