Transportation

Caltrans highlights Clean California progress in video

The California Department of Transportation is showing the progress of the newly established Clean California program in tackling California’s trash problem in its latest video.

Using before-and-after footage from Clean California events throughout the state, Caltrans highlights how picking up trash, removing graffiti and clearing overgrown vegetation is helping to beautify roadsides.

“Since Governor Newsom announced this groundbreaking Clean California effort in May, Caltrans has cleared more than 2,700 tons of trash and made more than 450 conditional job offers," said Toks Omishakin, Caltrans director. "Through long-term partnerships and ongoing education, Californians will see long-lasting benefits from this program.”

Part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, Clean California is a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear cleanup effort to remove trash, create thousands of jobs and engage communities to transform roadsides and restore pride in public spaces.