2017 Project Management Plan Guidance for Major Projects Webinar

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is hosting a webinar on the 2017 Project Management Plan Guidance for Major Projects on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m ET. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the updated project management plan guidance for major projects issued by FHWA on … Read more

Freight Intermodal Connectors Study

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has conducted a study that provides a comprehensive understanding of the condition and performance of a representative sample of the National Highway System (NHS) freight intermodal connectors. Freight intermodal connectors are roads that provide the “last mile” connection between major intermodal freight facilities (e.g., ports, airports, intermodal rail yards) and the NHS. This study is designed to be a … Read more

FHWA Approval of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Consultants in a Management Support Role

FHWA – California Division would like to ‘highlight’ the approval action process in circumstances where a local public agency (LPA) elects to contract with an Architectural  and Engineers (A&E) consultant for professional services that include management activities. Per the Stewardship and Oversight agreement between FHWA and Caltrans – in all situations where the LPA solicits … Read more

Supplemental Guidance for Emergency Opening (EO) and Permanent Restoration (PR) work on Local Assistance Projects

In response to the severe winter storms that affected California during December 2016 and January 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a letter to Caltrans granting approval for conducting permanent repairs under emergency opening (EO) procedures in order to restore federal aid highway facilities. This approval is applicable to projects resulting from Disaster Events CA 17-1 … Read more

Architectural & Engineering Consultant Selection Performance Measures

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance (DLA) has released an Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Consultant Selection Performance Measures Report in an effort to address consultant contract procurement deficiencies and improve compliance. In 2014 DLA conducted a process review of local agency federal-aid funded projects that utilized A&E consultant contracts. The report, “A&E Consultant Selection and Procurement”, identified deficiencies … Read more

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

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