Federal Aid Series Sessions Now Open for Registration

New Federal Aid Series (FAS) Sessions have been added to the current schedule of training1 from the LTAP Center:

  • November 3 – 5, 2015, November 9 – 10, 2015: Stockton
  • February 22 – 26, 2016: Fresno
  • April 2016 (dates to be announced): Orange
  • June 6 – 10, 2016: Redding

Register at the California LTAP website if you’re interested in one of the FAS courses:

Day 1: Getting Your Federal-Aid Project Started
This course provides an overview of key requirements and responsibilities to be carried out by local agencies using federal funds for project delivery. This course is strongly recommended as a precursor for the other four days in this series.

Day 2: Federal Environmental Requirements for Local Agency Transportation Projects ‘OFF’ the State Highway System
This course focuses on the rules that must be followed to comply with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Day 3: Procedures for Right-of-Way Acquisition
This course provides an overview of procedures that local agencies must follow to acquire real property for transportation projects, including recent changes in rules and critical tasks. Focus will be on the ROW and the Utility Facilities chapters of the LAPM.

Day 4: Federal-Aid Project Development: Design to Construction
This course continues discussion of step-by-step procedures for project development and focuses on chapters 11, 12, and 15 of the LAPM, including how to balance increased local responsibilities with increased procedural flexibility.

Day 5: Federal Rules for Contract Administration and Project Completion
This course focuses on procedures to ensure accountability and regulatory compliance during the actual construction phase, including some discussion of the resident engineer’s or inspector’s responsibility to identify deviations from project specifications.

Seating is limited, so register early. For additional information, visit the LTAP Center website.


  1. Other current courses at the LTAP Center include the Resident Engineers Academy, Setting and Meeting the DBE Goal, and Procuring A&E Contracts