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

Got Dust? Attend a webinar on Environmentally-Friendly Dust Management

Managing and controlling dust generation from unsurfaced roads preserves the agencies’ material investments, reduces the frequency of maintenance, maintains ride condition, enhances safety, and improves air quality.  Attend a webinar, hosted by FHWA, Center for Local-Aid, on Environmentally-Friendly Dust Management.  This webinar will focus on agency environmental dust management examples of reducing PM10 levels in … Read moreGot Dust? Attend a webinar on Environmentally-Friendly Dust Management

Revision 3 to 2014 CA MUTCD

Effective March 9, 2018, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) made updates to the 2014 California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD). These updates, referred to as Revision 3 (Rev 3), provide uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices in California. This action was taken pursuant to the provisions of … Read moreRevision 3 to 2014 CA MUTCD

Policy Update: OB 18-01 Period of Performance Change

Office Bulletin (OB) 18-01 has been published to revise Office Bulletin 16-02, which established a procedure to identify a Period of Performance End Date (PPED), to establish when the Period of Performance ends, and an Agreement End Date (AED) to define when the project would close in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Fiscal Management Information … Read morePolicy Update: OB 18-01 Period of Performance Change

Load Rating of Complex Bridges Webinar Recording

Watch a recording of FHWA’s webinar on Load Rating of Complex Bridges.  This was the 23rd webinar in the FHWA Bridge Load Rating Webinar Series and focused on the process and procedure for load rating of arch bridges. The last presentation demonstrated a procedure for automating the refined analysis of girder bridges, but the procedure … Read moreLoad Rating of Complex Bridges Webinar Recording

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”