FHWA Webinar: Using Small Equipment to Apply Dust Abatement in Remote Areas

Are you having difficulty reaching remote locations that need dust control treatments? Join the Federal Highway Administration, Center for Local-Aid Support, for a no-cost webinar to learn how a team in Alaska used practical knowledge to bring dust control to remote locations using light weight equipment for the application of dust palliatives in the remote … Read more

2017 Project Management Plan Guidance for Major Projects Webinar

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is hosting a webinar on the 2017 Project Management Plan Guidance for Major Projects on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m ET. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the updated project management plan guidance for major projects issued by FHWA on … Read more

Freight Intermodal Connectors Study

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has conducted a study that provides a comprehensive understanding of the condition and performance of a representative sample of the National Highway System (NHS) freight intermodal connectors. Freight intermodal connectors are roads that provide the “last mile” connection between major intermodal freight facilities (e.g., ports, airports, intermodal rail yards) and the NHS. This study is designed to be a … Read more

FHWA Approval of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Consultants in a Management Support Role

FHWA – California Division would like to ‘highlight’ the approval action process in circumstances where a local public agency (LPA) elects to contract with an Architectural  and Engineers (A&E) consultant for professional services that include management activities. Per the Stewardship and Oversight agreement between FHWA and Caltrans – in all situations where the LPA solicits … Read more

Supplemental Guidance for Emergency Opening (EO) and Permanent Restoration (PR) work on Local Assistance Projects

In response to the severe winter storms that affected California during December 2016 and January 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a letter to Caltrans granting approval for conducting permanent repairs under emergency opening (EO) procedures in order to restore federal aid highway facilities. This approval is applicable to projects resulting from Disaster Events CA 17-1 … Read more

Proposal Writing for Innovation in Highway Transportation Projects

The thought of writing a proposal can be overwhelming, but the task does not have to be daunting. The Center for Local-aid Support (CLAS) is hosting a seminar to assist you in leveraging funding assistance through FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program.  CLAS wants your agency to be prepared. Presenters will answer questions such … Read more

Webinar on Integrating NEPA and Permitting

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center for Local-aid Support is hosting an Innovation Exchange Webinar on Integrating NEPA and Permitting on May 24, 2017. Most projects administered by local governments, tribes, and federal land management agencies are documented Categorical Exclusions. The purpose of this webinar is to share ideas and practical measures for concurrent NEPA and permitting … Read more

Architectural & Engineering Consultant Selection Performance Measures

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance (DLA) has released an Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Consultant Selection Performance Measures Report in an effort to address consultant contract procurement deficiencies and improve compliance. In 2014 DLA conducted a process review of local agency federal-aid funded projects that utilized A&E consultant contracts. The report, “A&E Consultant Selection and Procurement”, identified deficiencies … Read more