EDC-5 Innovations Announced by FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the fifth round of the Every Day Counts (EDC) program.  The solicitation for EDC-5 ideas generated over 160 suggestions and comments.  After extensive consultation with key stakeholders, the following 10 innovations were selected to be advanced under EDC-5. Advanced Geotechnical Exploration Methods Conventional subsurface exploration methods provide limited data for … Read moreEDC-5 Innovations Announced by FHWA

New Countermeasure Added to HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects

The documents for HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects have been updated for the purpose of adding a new safety countermeasure “S22, Modify signal phasing to implement a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI)”. LPI is listed as one of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)’s Proven Safety Countermeasures. It may be considered at Intersections with signalized pedestrian … Read moreNew Countermeasure Added to HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects

Earmark Repurposing Update

Caltrans Local Assistance has updated the Earmark project lists and posted on the 2018 Earmark Repurposing website. Look under the Timeline and Projects heading for links to “Earmark Projects with Less than 10% Obligated” and “Earmark Projects with Greater than 10% Obligated” lists, which together outline the earmarks and amounts of funding eligible to be repurposed in … Read moreEarmark Repurposing Update

Participate in Roadway Data Improvement Program Workshop

Caltrans is inviting up to 15 local agencies, including MPO’s and RTPA’s, to a Local Technical Transfer Session on the Roadway Data Improvement Program (RDIP) to be held in Sacramento on July 23 – 24, 2018.   To get the best assessment for California, we are looking for individuals within each agency that work with their … Read moreParticipate in Roadway Data Improvement Program Workshop

Policy Update: OB 18-02 HBP Project Programming Prioritization Policy

Office Bulletin (OB) 18-02 announces new policy for the Highway Bridge Program (HBP) regarding new project application processing.  The new policy lays out: When new projects get programmed How they are prioritized Determination of what gets into the HBP When new projects can receive an authorization to proceed This policy was developed because the demand on … Read morePolicy Update: OB 18-02 HBP Project Programming Prioritization Policy

New Local Assistance Title VI Website

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has launched a new Title VI website. The purpose of the Title VI website is to provide guidance to local public agencies to comply with various nondiscrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) and subsequent federal legislation. Title VI forbids discrimination … Read moreNew Local Assistance Title VI Website

404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program NOI

Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security and self-reliance. As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds plans and projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In … Read more404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program NOI

Learn more about Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)

The Every Day Counts (EDC) innovation of the month for June is the Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program, a set of cost-effective countermeasures that can enhance pedestrian safety and reduce fatalities at uncontrolled crossing locations. STEP focuses on five treatments to help pedestrians cross the road safely: Road diets, which reconfigure a roadway … Read moreLearn more about Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)

Recording Posted of ATP Cycle 4 Call for Projects Application Webinar and Workshop

The ATP Cycle 4 Call for Projects and Application Technical Workshop/Webinar Recording and the Q&A document are now available online. You may view them on the Caltrans ATP Cycle 4 website under ATP Cycle 4 Training Information. Please review the California Transportation Commission’s ATP Guidelines and visit the Caltrans ATP Cycle 4 website for more detailed … Read moreRecording Posted of ATP Cycle 4 Call for Projects Application Webinar and Workshop

Tribal Technical Assistance Program Training

Members of California’s tribal communities are invited to join the Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) for 4 free days of training covering Transportation Planning, funding, project prioritization, contracts, selecting vendors, and use of data. TTAP’s goal is to be a one-stop transportation resource for tribal communities across the country. TTAP has many other training classes and … Read moreTribal Technical Assistance Program Training