The California Department of Transportation, also known as Caltrans, manages more than 50,000 miles of highway and freeway lanes. The department is governed by the State of California. It operates the division of procurement and contracts that provides services in the areas of procurement, publication, warehousing, architectural and engineering contracts. The California Department of Transportation permits over 400 public use airports and special use hospital heliports and works with local agencies. The department s California Transportation Plan (CTP) is a statewide solution for meeting future mobility needs. In addition, it reviews requests for encroachment permits from utility companies, developers, volunteers and nonprofit organizations.