POLICY UPDATE: FHWA Approval of A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role

All Local Public Agencies that solicit to hire A&E consultant(s) in a management support role must obtain FHWA approval prior to contract execution. This authority is not delegated to Caltrans. Please refer to DLA-OB-17-01 A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role below for more information. DLA-OB 17-01 A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role Attachment … Read more

Senate Bill 1 Workshop Schedule

As part of the California Transportation Commissions (CTC) Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Implementation Plan, a series of workshops is being offered to State and Federal Agencies, Tribal Governments, Regional and Local Agencies, as well as organizations representing environmental, social equity, land-use and business perspectives, and interested stakeholders. Check out the revised SB1 Workshop Schedule on the CTC’s … Read more

SB1 Rebuilding California Website and Logo

Senate Bill 1 (SB1) invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety, half of which will go to cities and counties for local road projects. Learn more details of SB1 by visiting the newly launched SB1 website:  www.rebuildingca.ca.gov The … Read more

Free Work Zone Safety Publications for Local Agencies

The California Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center has a limited amount of the following publications available for local agencies: Safe Trucking Through Work Zones – a tri-fold brochure by ARTBA Work Zone Safety Consortium 50 available Work Zone Worker Protection Field Guide – developed by American Traffic Safety Services Association under an FHWA grant … Read more

Grace Period Extended for Lump Sum Method of Paying Invoices for PPM Fund Allocations Less Than $300k

To Affected MPOs, RTPAs, and Counties: Last July/August, Caltrans accounting office informed us they will not be able to pay invoices using the Lump Sum method of invoicing (payment for services not yet rendered) for Planning, Programming, and Monitoring (PPM) funds that are allocated for less than $300k. This was interpreted as a gift of … Read more

Next Round of Repurposing Earmarks

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is starting the next round of repurposing earmarks.  To be eligible for repurpose, an earmark must have been designated on or before September 30, 2006, and must be either: Less than 10 percent earmark funds obligated, or Completed and closed if more than 10 percent earmark funds obligated. To be … Read more

Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop in Northern California

A roadway departure crash is defined as a crash which occurs after a vehicle crosses an edge line or a center line, or otherwise leaves the traveled way. These type of crashes are frequently severe and account for the majority of highway fatalities.  In 2015, there were 18,695 fatalities as a result of roadway departure crashes, … Read more

Webinar on Use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete on the Pulaski Skyway

Join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for a webinar on ” Use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete on the Pulaski Skyway – Owner’s Perspective.”  This webinar will provide an overview of the utilization of UHPC on the Pulaski Skyway project.  Detailed information will be provided about the project from the design stage through construction.  It will also … Read more

Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Report: FORM FHWA-1391

Construction contractors who perform work on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assisted contracts are required to report annually on the composition of their workforce by race, gender, and job category pursuant to Title 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part, 230, Subpart A, Section 230.121. This reporting requirement is included in federal-aid contract provisions and … Read more

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) Webinar

Pedestrians account for over 17.5 percent of all fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and the majority of these deaths occur at uncontrolled crossing locations such as mid-block or un-signalized intersections. These are among the most common locations for pedestrian fatalities generally because of inadequate pedestrian crossing facilities and insufficient or inconvenient crossing opportunities, all of which create barriers to safe, convenient, and complete … Read more