What if you only receive 1 A&E proposal? Selected Shorts Video Series

The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is excited to announce a new informational tool for local agencies – the Selected Shorts Video Series.  These videos will be 1 to 2 minutes long and cover selected topics or issues we hope will help local agencies participating in federal-aid. What happens when you only receive one A&E … Read more

FHWA TechNotes on Bridge Construction Using Prefabricated Elements

FHWA’s Bridge Engineering Research Team in the Office of Infrastructure Research has released two new TechNotes focused on bridge construction using prefabricated elements.  Prefabricated bridge elements are assembled then connected onsite during bridge construction, and these connections often include the use of field-cast grouts.    These two TechNotes (FHWA-HRT-16-080 and FHWA-HRT-16-081) provide insight into test methods, key … Read more

TRB Webinar on Springtime Damage to Roads and Seasonal Load Limits

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM EST on springtime damage to roads and seasonal load limits. Low-volume roads in seasonal frost areas are susceptible to damage from heavy vehicles during the spring thaw. The maintenance-free life of a low-volume road in a seasonal frost area averages less … Read more

HEC 17 Webinar Series: Highways in the River Environment – Floodplains, Extreme Events, Risk and Resilience

FHWA is hosting two more webinars to provide an overview and answer questions on the recently released Hydraulic Engineering Circular (HEC 17): Highways in the River Environment – Floodplains, Extreme Events, Risk and Resilience. Webinar 2: Climate Modeling and Risk and Resilience (Chapters 5 and 6) Wednesday, February 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/hec17/rolloutb/ … Read more

2017 Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Released

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM). This 2017 edition incorporates all updates, changes, Office Bulletins and Local Programs Procedures.   Beginning with this release, new editions of the LAPM will now be presented on an annual basis in January of each year. … Read more

2017 Federal Lands Access Program – Call for Projects

The California Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) Programming Decisions Committee (PDC) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Call for Projects is now open with proposals being accepted through April 7, 2017. For California specific program requirements and Project Proposal packet materials, visit https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/flap/ca/. The FHWA Central Federal Lands Division will be hosting two webinars for … Read more

Pavement Classes Subsidized by Caltrans through UCB, Tech Transfer

Improve your knowledge of pavement through one of the following Caltrans-subsidized courses from UC Berkeley, Tech Transfer: Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance (IDM-03) – February 7-9, 2016 in Monrovia, CA Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies (IDM-27) – February 21-23, 2016 Online Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies (IDM-28) – March 15-16, 2017 in Rancho Cordova, CA … Read more

FHWA Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project

The final Summary Report: FHWA Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project is now available.  The report summarizes the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)’s one-year Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project. The purpose of the pilot project was to increase the organizational and technical capacity of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to establish and operate effective bicycle and pedestrian count … Read more

Safe Harbor Cost Rate Program Extended to July 2017

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS – DECEMBER 28, 2016 Beginning in July 1, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated a Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation program for Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consulting firms involved in federal-aid highway funded projects in 12 designated states, … Read more