Structure Policy Directive 1-8 “Material Storage Under Bridges”

Following a disastrous loss of two major bridge spans in Atlanta, Georgia last March from a fire of material stored underneath, Caltrans management had a team review the policies and practices of Caltrans for storage of materials under bridges.  The task team consisted of staff from the Divisions of Maintenance, Right of Way, Traffic Operations, … Read moreStructure Policy Directive 1-8 “Material Storage Under Bridges”

TRB Webinar on Spatial Modeling for Highway Performance Monitoring System Data: Part 1

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PT that will discuss how to incorporate spatial modeling and statistical tools to enhance the quality and productivity of travel monitoring data. Presenters will focus on the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), which is a compilation of roadway characteristics, … Read moreTRB Webinar on Spatial Modeling for Highway Performance Monitoring System Data: Part 1

TRB Webinar on Pavement Maintenance Programming Using 3D Laser Technology

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 26, 2018, from 11:00AM to 12:30PM PT that will present a systematic approach toward pavement maintenance and rehabilitation planning and programming using 3D laser technology and machine learning algorithms. The presenters will provide an overview of recent advances in automatic pavement distress detection. This webinar will also … Read moreTRB Webinar on Pavement Maintenance Programming Using 3D Laser Technology

FHWA Local Agency Training Needs Survey

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Center for Local Aid Support, invites you to participate in a Local Agency Training and Technical Assistance Needs Assessment.  Local agencies own seventy-six percent of the U.S. road network.  In this ownership role, many face challenges in maintaining and operating their network, including the need to find and retain a … Read moreFHWA Local Agency Training Needs Survey

Roadway Departure Safety Workshop in Marina, CA

Join us for a Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop being held along the Central Coast in Marina, California.  This FREE workshop consists of three main parts. Participants will learn how to apply for federal funds, where their crashes happen, and what types of countermeasures are available. Learn from UC Berkeley, Caltrans, CHP, FHWA, NHTSA, OTS and PWD on … Read moreRoadway Departure Safety Workshop in Marina, CA

2018 LAPM & LAPG Released

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has released the 2018 updates of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG). Below is a summary of the significant revisions. Comments and suggestions for improvement to the LAPM may be submitted to Kamal Sah, Publications Manager, Division of Local Assistance, at Kamal.Sah@dot.ca.gov. To receive notifications of … Read more2018 LAPM & LAPG Released

Request for Volunteers to Develop Guidance on Vehicle Costs on A&E Contracts

Caltrans Independent Office of Audits and Investigations (A&I) is in its beginning stages of developing guidelines on how Architectural and Engineering firms should support vehicle costs on contracts with Local Agencies and with Caltrans.  We are looking for one or two representatives from local agencies to participate in a planning meeting with other stakeholders to … Read moreRequest for Volunteers to Develop Guidance on Vehicle Costs on A&E Contracts

Roadway Departure Safety Workshops in Southern CA

Attend one of two free Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshops being held in Southern California. Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Program, a series of eight (8) free Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshops have been scheduled (four in 2017, four in 2018). Register by February 9th. Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 … Read moreRoadway Departure Safety Workshops in Southern CA

Policy Update: New Process for Reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of A&E firms Contracting with Local Agencies

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is implementing a new process for reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms contracting with local agencies.   As part of the process, A&E firms will now be required to submit to local agencies certain financial documents to support their Indirect Cost Rates. Training on the new … Read morePolicy Update: New Process for Reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of A&E firms Contracting with Local Agencies

Assuring Quality in Geotechnical Reporting Documents (FHWA-NHI-17-016)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the availability of “GEC 14 – Assuring Quality in Geotechnical Reporting Documents (FHWA-NHI-17-016). This publication presents information intended to assist users with effectively incorporating Quality Assurance (QA) into the preparation of Geotechnical Reporting Documents (GRDs), which includes reports and other documents that communicate geotechnical data, analysis and recommendations. This publication … Read moreAssuring Quality in Geotechnical Reporting Documents (FHWA-NHI-17-016)