FHWA Resilience Webinar Series

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is holding several webinars discussing the results of four different resilience-focused projects conducted in cooperation with its State and local partners. FHWA developed information, examples and lessons learned on integrating resilience concerns into planning, project development and project engineering. Upcoming Resilience Webinar Topics: Synthesis of Approaches for Addressing Resilience in Project … Read more

Burned Area Emergency Release Webinar

Join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for a webinar on Burned Area Emergency Relief (BAER) Cost Reduction Strategies for Low Volume Roads. Learn how to protect your roadway embankments from erosion due to flooding and overtopping after a devastating forest fire. This webinar is open to all agencies including Tribes, FLMAs, and Local Agencies. Presenter: Mark Russell, … Read more

Army Corps 404 Permit Process

While Local Agencies are responsible for obtaining all required permits independent of Caltrans oversight, be advised, for 404 and 408 permits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is now requiring a Historic Property Survey Report (HPSR) or Screening Memo with submittal of the permit application. See below for more detailed information on the Army … Read more

Roadway Departure Safety Workshop

Attend a Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop in Hanford from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. This is the last one of a series of four workshops. Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 8:30am – 3:30pm at Kings County Government Center 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230 Register … Read more

Webinar on Solutions for Aging Low-Volume Road Bridges

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is conducting a webinar on Solutions for Aging Low-Volume Road Bridges that will illustrate ways to repair old bridges, close bridges, and find alternate structures or routes that adhere to budgetary restraints. Presenters will discuss several options, including salvaging old parts, using accelerated bridge construction and modular construction techniques, building … Read more

POLICY UPDATE: OB 17-02 A&E Consultant Contract Review

Office Bulletin (OB) 17-02 Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Review A completed Exhibit 10-C, A&E Consultant Contract Review Checklist, for new or amended federal and/or state funded consultant contracts must be accepted by Caltrans prior to contract award effective October 1, 2017. Exhibit 10-C has been revised to identify critical elements of the consultant procurement process … Read more

CTC Authorizes Nearly $690 Million to Accelerate Additional Transportation Projects

Message from Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans   Dear Colleagues, I wanted to share with you a news release put out by Caltrans today announcing 32 transportation projects that will now have their delivery accelerated thanks to anticipated funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The California Transportation Commission … Read more

Attend an FHWA Webinar on Unpaved Road Dust and Stabilization Solutions

Join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on August 23 for a webinar on Unpaved Road Dust and Stabilization Solutions.  No registration is required. This webinar is open to all agencies including Tribes, FLMAs, and Local Agencies. This webinar will be recorded and posted on-line Topics and Presenters: “Unpaved Road Dust Control and Stabilization Treatment Selection … Read more

Safe Harbor Rate Test and Evaluation Period Extended Again

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS – AUGUST 16, 2017 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