Highway Program Funding Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance and the California LTAP Center are hosting a National Highway Institute training on Highway Program Funding. Since space is limited, we are only inviting those who apply this information as part of their everyday responsibilities. Cost is only $125 per person as the CA LTAP center is subsidizing the majority of … Read moreHighway Program Funding Training

ATP Project Progress Reporting

Upon the adoption of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) Accountability and Transparency Guidelines by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), the Active Transportation Program (ATP) reporting provisions have changed. All reporting provisions specified in the SB 1 Accountability and Transparency Guidelines now apply to ALL ATP projects (no longer dependent on initial programming year), including the … Read moreATP Project Progress Reporting

Nomenclature Changes to the Highway Design Manual

The implementation of design flexibility through nomenclature changes to the Highway Design Manual (HDM) and the Project Development Procedures Manual (PDPM) have been published online, effective July 2, 2018. The changes were in response to a Value Analysis regarding the Design Guidance Process Improvement Study to implement the following recommendations: Emphasize design flexibility and innovation … Read moreNomenclature Changes to the Highway Design Manual

Safe Harbor Rate and Evaluation Program Extended Indefinitely

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS  Beginning in July 1, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated a Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation program for Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consulting firms involved in federal-aid highway funded projects in 12 designated states, including California. The FHWA … Read moreSafe Harbor Rate and Evaluation Program Extended Indefinitely

EDC-5 Innovations Announced by FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the fifth round of the Every Day Counts (EDC) program.  The solicitation for EDC-5 ideas generated over 160 suggestions and comments.  After extensive consultation with key stakeholders, the following 10 innovations were selected to be advanced under EDC-5. Advanced Geotechnical Exploration Methods Conventional subsurface exploration methods provide limited data for … Read moreEDC-5 Innovations Announced by FHWA

New Countermeasure Added to HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects

The documents for HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects have been updated for the purpose of adding a new safety countermeasure “S22, Modify signal phasing to implement a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI)”. LPI is listed as one of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)’s Proven Safety Countermeasures. It may be considered at Intersections with signalized pedestrian … Read moreNew Countermeasure Added to HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects

Participate in Roadway Data Improvement Program Workshop

Caltrans is inviting up to 15 local agencies, including MPO’s and RTPA’s, to a Local Technical Transfer Session on the Roadway Data Improvement Program (RDIP) to be held in Sacramento on July 23 – 24, 2018.   To get the best assessment for California, we are looking for individuals within each agency that work with their … Read moreParticipate in Roadway Data Improvement Program Workshop

Policy Update: OB 18-02 HBP Project Programming Prioritization Policy

Office Bulletin (OB) 18-02 announces new policy for the Highway Bridge Program (HBP) regarding new project application processing.  The new policy lays out: When new projects get programmed How they are prioritized Determination of what gets into the HBP When new projects can receive an authorization to proceed This policy was developed because the demand on … Read morePolicy Update: OB 18-02 HBP Project Programming Prioritization Policy

New Local Assistance Title VI Website

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has launched a new Title VI website. The purpose of the Title VI website is to provide guidance to local public agencies to comply with various nondiscrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) and subsequent federal legislation. Title VI forbids discrimination … Read moreNew Local Assistance Title VI Website