3rd Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet Award for Organizational Leadership
Caltrans District 12: Sign Within 60
As Orange County’s population continues to grow, workforce mobility and adequate infrastructure funding remain critical issues facing the county and its future economic competiveness. In order to cut costs and time on the county’s transportation projects, Caltrans implemented the “Sign Within 60” Program, which provides property owners with an incentive payment between 5 and 20 percent of the property value if they agree to sign a Right of Way contract within 60 days of the initial negotiation. By shortening the property acquisition process, which previously expended a tremendous amount of time and taxpayer resources, Caltrans significantly saved time and money on critical highway projects in the county. The program played a key role in expediting two congestion relief projects on State Route 91, while increasing public awareness and understanding of the urgency of infrastructure projects. Following the success in District 12, Caltrans plans to implement the “Sign Within 60” program statewide.
For more information contact Matt Petteruto, Vice President, Economic Development.