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”

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