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CALTRANS WIRELESS LICENSING PROGRAM. Bimla G. Rhinehart Division of Right of Way and Land Surveys. The Program. Approved by California Transportation Commission – May 1997 Authority under the Department’s Airspace Leasing Program. Program Benefits.

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caltrans wireless licensing program


Bimla G. RhinehartDivision of Right of Way and Land Surveys

the program
The Program
  • Approved by California Transportation Commission – May 1997
  • Authority under the Department’s Airspace Leasing Program
program benefits
Program Benefits
  • Improves communications for traveling public and Caltrans
  • Improves safety for the traveling public
  • Increases joint use of public property
wireless program statewide
Wireless Program Statewide

Currently: 231 Facilities approved

master license agreement
Master License Agreement
  • Sets forth terms and conditions under which the program operates
  • Protects Caltrans’ and carrier’s interests
  • Is entered into with each carrier
site license
Site License
  • Sets forth site specific terms and conditions
  • Is required for each selected site
  • Specifies rate, term, and use
  • Each site license has a term of 10 years with three, five year options
site proposals
Site Proposals

District’s Airspace Review Committee (DARC) reviews all site proposals for:

  • Access from outside the right of way
  • Provide space for Caltrans’ facilities
  • Connect to utilities from outside right of way
  • Minimize interference with operations
  • Comply with all local ordinances
with conceptual approval
With Conceptual Approval
  • $1,000 processing fee required
  • DARC reviews the plans and identifies concerns/issues
  • Carrier executes Site License Agreement and has six months to obtain required permits and approvals
  • Preliminary FHWA approval is obtained
final approval
Final Approval
  • Carrier obtains environmental clearance
  • DARC approves final plans upon the issuance of local permits
  • Final FHWA approval is obtained
  • Carrier applies for encroachment permit and pays prorated license fee
  • Construction is scheduled
sites we license
Sites We License
  • Maintenance Yards
  • Highway Right of Way
  • Office Buildings
  • Park and Ride Facilities
  • Safety Roadside Rests
  • Existing Airspace Sites
  • Light Standards and Signs
  • Sound Walls
  • Bridges
telecommunications licensing
Telecommunications Licensing