2017 Project Management Plan Guidance for Major Projects Webinar

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is hosting a webinar on the 2017 Project Management Plan Guidance for Major Projects on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m ET. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the updated project management plan guidance for major projects issued by FHWA on … Read more

Freight Intermodal Connectors Study

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has conducted a study that provides a comprehensive understanding of the condition and performance of a representative sample of the National Highway System (NHS) freight intermodal connectors. Freight intermodal connectors are roads that provide the “last mile” connection between major intermodal freight facilities (e.g., ports, airports, intermodal rail yards) and the NHS. This study is designed to be a … Read more

FHWA Approval of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Consultants in a Management Support Role

FHWA – California Division would like to ‘highlight’ the approval action process in circumstances where a local public agency (LPA) elects to contract with an Architectural  and Engineers (A&E) consultant for professional services that include management activities. Per the Stewardship and Oversight agreement between FHWA and Caltrans – in all situations where the LPA solicits … Read more

Supplemental Guidance for Emergency Opening (EO) and Permanent Restoration (PR) work on Local Assistance Projects

In response to the severe winter storms that affected California during December 2016 and January 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a letter to Caltrans granting approval for conducting permanent repairs under emergency opening (EO) procedures in order to restore federal aid highway facilities. This approval is applicable to projects resulting from Disaster Events CA 17-1 … Read more

Architectural & Engineering Consultant Selection Performance Measures

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance (DLA) has released an Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Consultant Selection Performance Measures Report in an effort to address consultant contract procurement deficiencies and improve compliance. In 2014 DLA conducted a process review of local agency federal-aid funded projects that utilized A&E consultant contracts. The report, “A&E Consultant Selection and Procurement”, identified deficiencies … Read more

Access Board Issue Guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility

The Access Board has released guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) to address questions that have arisen on the use of alternative symbols. This guidance explains how use of a symbol other than the ISA impacts compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Standards issued under the ADA requires the ISA label … Read more

Funding Opportunity for Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) Program

The notice of funding opportunity for the second round of ATCMTD grants is now available. This program is for eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. The grant can be requested up to $12M, … Read more

Approval of Earmark Repurposing Transfer Requests

The Final Approved List of Repurposed Earmarks has been posted on the Local Assistance website under Final Approved Earmark Repurposing Project List. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 allowed States and territories to repurpose certain funds originally earmarked for specific projects more than 10 years ago. Caltrans submitted all associated transfer requests to FHWA by … Read more

Statewide Approval of Permanent Repairs under Caltrans’ Emergency Opening (EO) Procedures

Due to the severe winter storms that have affected California, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grants statewide approval of permanent repairs that are most practical if completed using Caltrans’ Emergency Opening (EO) procedures to restore federal aid highway facilities. The approval applies to projects resulting from Disaster Events CA 17-1 and CA 17-2 while other … Read more