Army Corps 404 Permit Process

While Local Agencies are responsible for obtaining all required permits independent of Caltrans oversight, be advised, for 404 and 408 permits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is now requiring a Historic Property Survey Report (HPSR) or Screening Memo with submittal of the permit application. See below for more detailed information on the Army … Read more

SB1 Rebuilding California Website and Logo

Senate Bill 1 (SB1) invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety, half of which will go to cities and counties for local road projects. Learn more details of SB1 by visiting the newly launched SB1 website:  www.rebuildingca.ca.gov The … Read more

Next Round of Repurposing Earmarks

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is starting the next round of repurposing earmarks.  To be eligible for repurpose, an earmark must have been designated on or before September 30, 2006, and must be either: Less than 10 percent earmark funds obligated, or Completed and closed if more than 10 percent earmark funds obligated. To be … Read more

Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Report: FORM FHWA-1391

Construction contractors who perform work on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) assisted contracts are required to report annually on the composition of their workforce by race, gender, and job category pursuant to Title 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part, 230, Subpart A, Section 230.121. This reporting requirement is included in federal-aid contract provisions and … Read more

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