Resident Engineers Academy and the Federal Aid Series

Seats are filling up quickly for the 2017/18 Resident Engineers Academy and Federal Aid Series. Sign up for one of the following open classes today. Resident Engineers Academy – Contact your District Training Coordinator or DLAE for enrollment January 8-11, 2018, Caltrans District 3 Office, Marysville  – *Waiting List Only* March 12-15, 2018, CSU Monterey Bay, City Center, Salinas – *Waiting List Only* … Read more

Caltrans Subsidized Courses for Local Agencies from UC Berkeley

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance provides funding to UC Berkeley, Tech Transfer, to allow local agencies a reduced rate on several transportation-related courses.   Check out our current list of open subsidized classes below.   Class suggestions?  Please email UC Berkeley, Tech Transfer Subsidized Courses Code Title Dates Location TE-24 Traffic Signal Diagnostics and … Read more

A&E 10-C Training Webinar Recording

A recording of the A&E Exhibit 10-C 2-Hour Intensive training webinar is now available, along with a PDF of the presentation and all accompanying handouts. This webinar recording discusses the revised Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Exhibit 10-C Consultant Contract Reviewers Checklist and the new procedure in effect requiring all agencies to obtain acceptance of Exhibit 10-C … Read more

Final Approved Earmark Repurposing Project List

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has completed their approval of California’s Earmark Repurposing transfer requests for 2017. Below is the list of approved projects with the appropriate funding (with Federal Program Codes). Once funds have been programmed into the FSTIP, agencies may begin working with their District Local Assistance Engineers (DLAEs) to process Requests for … Read more

Revised Historic Property Survey Report (HPSR) Now Available

Catrans has revised its Historic Property Survey Report (HPSR) short form and narrative report format.  Both have been posted to the Caltrans templates page at  Any HPSRs not already submitted to Caltrans for review MUST be in the new format. If you have any comments or questions, please contact your district cultural resources staff.

Draft California Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) Open for Public Comment

The Draft California Transportation Asset Management Plan is open for public comment.  Comments are due by November 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and should be submitted using the survey link below: Draft TAMP Survey For more information on the Draft California Transportation Asset Management Plan, please visit the Caltrans Transportation Asset Management webpage at

Caltrans Statewide Independent Assurance Database (SIAD)

Need to verify the certifications of material testers and labs? The Statewide Independent Assurance Database (SIAD) is a web application that serves as a central repository for statewide Independent Assurance (IA) data pertaining to IA staff, testing personnel, and laboratories.  The SIAD provides instant access to statewide IA accreditations, certifications and proficiencies. Search Labs and … Read more

Upcoming TRB Webinars on Pavement, NEPA Process and More

The Transportation Research Board has several webinars scheduled through November on various transportation-related topics. Check out their full list of upcoming webinars on topics such as: Pavement Preservation Warm Mix Asphalt Pavement Expediting the NEPA Process Geotech Tools Materials Quality Assurance Roundabouts for State Highways Automated Vehicles Communicating Technical Topics Interchange Loop Ramps and Pavement/Shoulder … Read more

Webinar on A&E Consultant Contract Compliance

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is hosting an online webinar on Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Compliance. The revised Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Form 10-C Consultant Contract Reviewer’s Checklist will be introduced accompanied by the new procedure. This new procedure went into effect October 1, 2017, requiring all agencies to obtain acceptance of … Read more

New A&E 10-C Process In Effect as of October 1

Effective October 1, all Architectural & Engineering (A&E) consultant contracts require an accepted Exhibit 10-C prior to contract award per Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletin 17-02 (DLA-OB 17-02), A&E Consultant Contract Review. Please confirm you are using the updated Exhibit 10-C located on the Local Assistance Procedures Manual forms page under Chapter 10. For … Read more