Access Board Issue Guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility

The Access Board has released guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) to address questions that have arisen on the use of alternative symbols. This guidance explains how use of a symbol other than the ISA impacts compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Standards issued under the ADA requires the ISA label … Read more

Funding Opportunity for Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) Program

The notice of funding opportunity for the second round of ATCMTD grants is now available. This program is for eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. The grant can be requested up to $12M, … Read more

Approval of Earmark Repurposing Transfer Requests

The Final Approved List of Repurposed Earmarks has been posted on the Local Assistance website under Final Approved Earmark Repurposing Project List. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 allowed States and territories to repurpose certain funds originally earmarked for specific projects more than 10 years ago. Caltrans submitted all associated transfer requests to FHWA by … Read more

High Friction Surface Treatment Open House and Demonstration

The Tulare County Road Department, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Caltrans Division of Local Assistance/California LTAP Center, and American Civil Constructors, is hosting an open house to demonstrate the construct ability of high friction surface treatments (HFSTs) for reducing crashes at intersections. Please join us May 11 at the Resources Management Agency Headquarters from 9:00 am to … Read more

RFI Released for SGC’s California Climate Investments Outreach & Technical Assistance Program

The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has released a Request for Information (RFI) for SGC’s California Climate Investments (CCI) Outreach & Technical Assistance Program. If you are interested in providing technical assistance to applicants for any of the State’s California Climate Investment programs, please register online at the California State Contracts Register website. Responses are due to the SGC no later than April … Read more

Local Assistance Consultant Procurement Manual

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has released a Local Assistance Consultant Procurement Manual. This manual is available for local agencies to adopt as their own procurement procedures. Federal Regulation 23 CFR 172.5 requires all recipients of federal funds to adopt written policies and procedures for the procurement, management, and administration of engineering and design related … Read more

1st State Transportation Innovation Council – Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop

There will be a Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop in Jackson from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. Roadway Departure crashes are frequently severe and account for the majority of highway fatalities. In 2015, there were 18,695 fatalities as a result of roadway departure crashes, which was 53.3 percent of all … Read more

Caltrans Authorized to Resume Participation in the NEPA Assignment Program

On March 30, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) acknowledged receipt of the certifications and that the waiver of immunity is adequate. As a result, effective March 30, 2017, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is once again authorized to participate in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment Program, which Caltrans has performed since … Read more

Statewide Approval of Permanent Repairs under Caltrans’ Emergency Opening (EO) Procedures

Due to the severe winter storms that have affected California, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grants statewide approval of permanent repairs that are most practical if completed using Caltrans’ Emergency Opening (EO) procedures to restore federal aid highway facilities. The approval applies to projects resulting from Disaster Events CA 17-1 and CA 17-2 while other … Read more

Take our A&E Contract Training Survey

Architecture & Engineering (A&E) Contract Training is one of the many tools the Division of Local Assistance provides to local agencies. The goal of this survey is to collect feedback that allows us to focus on your agencies’ needs pertaining to the success of procuring A&E consultant contracts. Please click the icon below to complete our short … Read more