CalTrans’ District 9 in Bishop has awarded DCFC Contract

By Paul Gipe

CalTrans’ District 9 office in Bishop, California has finally awarded the contract to build DC fast-charging stations as part of CalTrans’ 30-30 program.

Genuine Engineering is expected to start construction in late October or Early November.

District 9 encompasses US Hwy 395 on the East Side of California’s Sierra Nevada. The highway serves heavy summer recreational traffic to national forests and Yosemite National Park. It also serves heavy winter traffic to the ski resort of Mammoth Mountain north of Bishop, California.

CalTrans planned DCFC stations at the Coso Junction and Division Creek rest areas and the district office in Bishop.

There are currently no operating non-Tesla DCFC stations on the East Side.