COIN 18-01 – ICAP/ICRP Submission Process

Caltrans Oversight Information Notice (COIN) 18-01 has been released to highlight the process that Local Government Agencies (LGA) must follow to submit subsequent Indirect Cost Allocation Plans (ICAP)/Indirect Cost Rate Proposals (ICRP). Note that if the LGA decides to invoice for another ICAP/ICRP for the following fiscal year (FY), the LGA must submit ICAP/ICRPs certification within … Read moreCOIN 18-01 – ICAP/ICRP Submission Process

LAPG Forms 22N/22O and 23N/23O Replaced and Archived

Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG) forms 22N/22O and 23N/23O have been replaced by the new CTC Allocation Form.  The old forms have been archived and taken off the Local Assistance website. Starting with the January 30/31, 2019 California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting, please only use the new CTC Allocation Form. This new form and all … Read moreLAPG Forms 22N/22O and 23N/23O Replaced and Archived

Earmark Repurposing 2016 Update

Now why on earth would we be blogging about the first Earmark Repurposing effort from way back in 2016? Because there are deadlines approaching….as you may remember, all Repurposed Earmark funds from the 2016 effort must be obligated on or before September 30, 2019. On that date, all unobligated repurposed balances will lapse. What does … Read moreEarmark Repurposing 2016 Update

New LAPM Form 3A – Project Authorization/Adjustment Request

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance released Office Bulletin  DLA-OB 18-03 on November 29, 2018, introducing a new dynamic form, LAPM-3A, Project Authorization/Adjustment Request, to request authorizations and adjustments for federal-aid projects. Form LAPM-3A was created to streamline the request process and consolidate required forms into one dynamic form, and has been piloted with 85 project sponsors.  In … Read moreNew LAPM Form 3A – Project Authorization/Adjustment Request

Check Out FHWA’s New Guide to Improve Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossings

FHWA has published an updated “Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations” to help agencies choose countermeasures based on roadway characteristics and pedestrian safety issues. The guide includes information on the rectangular rapid-flashing beacon (RRFB) countermeasure. RRFBs are active (user-actuated) or passive (automated detection) amber light-emitting diodes that use an irregular flash pattern … Read moreCheck Out FHWA’s New Guide to Improve Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossings

DBE Contract Goal Methodology Update

For all federal contracts (consultant and construction) that will be advertised or authorized on October 1, 2018 or thereafter, local agencies must use the updated Exhibit 9-D template to calculate Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals. Download Updated Exhibit 9-D Background: On July 31, 2018, Caltrans submitted the Proposed Overall DBE Goal and Methodology of 17.6 … Read moreDBE Contract Goal Methodology Update

Federal Endangered Species Act Regulation Revisions

On July 25, 2018, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) jointly proposed revisions to the Federal Endangered Species Act’s Implementing Regulations via publication of three (3) separate Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. Links to each of the … Read moreFederal Endangered Species Act Regulation Revisions

Hiring a Consultant in a Management Support Role

Do you know how to procure a consultant in a management support role?  Watch this 2 minute video in our Selected Shorts Video Series for information on the steps you need to follow to stay in compliance. Watch Video To view other Video Selected Shorts and additional A&E training and information, visit Consultant Selection and Procurement

Integrating National Environmental Policy Act and Permitting

The Every Day Counts initiative on integrating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and permitting processes focuses on outreach, training, and technical assistance to help agencies streamline and synchronize highway project reviews. The initiative features proven best practices and tools for efficiently navigating environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and other review documents needed for projects. One … Read moreIntegrating National Environmental Policy Act and Permitting

Interim Approval (IA) 21– Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons at Crosswalks

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved a statewide blanket approval request by Caltrans regarding the use of Interim Approval (IA) 21– Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons at Crosswalks.  Caltrans and local agencies may now use Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons per the conditions of the Interim Approval listed in IA-21. Information on IA-21 can be found at www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/camutcd/interim.html FHWA … Read moreInterim Approval (IA) 21– Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons at Crosswalks