Office Bulletin 16-01 – Implementation of Cargo Preference Act Requirements

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a policy memorandum regarding the applicability of the Cargo Preference Act (CPA) to the Federal-aid Highway Program. To comply with the CPA requirements and implementing regulations, the Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has issued Office Bulletin 16-01 to provide local agencies the required contract clause for all federally funded construction contracts awarded after February 15, 2016. For additional information, … Read more

New Federal Publications Posted to TRB Website

Below are recent federal publications posted to the Transportation Research Board website. Our intention of this blog is provide a hub of information that will aid the delivery of your federal project. Interregional Travel: A New Perspective for Policy Making TRB Special Report 320 Interregional Travel: A New Perspective for Policy Making examines the demand for and … Read more

Attend Caltrans A&E Indirect Cost Rate and Contract Audit and Review Presentation

Join Caltrans Division of Audits & Investigation’s for a presentation on A&E Indirect Cost Rate and Contract Audit and Review. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Caltrans District 5 Office, Sycamore Room 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Topics to be covered: FAR Compliant Indirect Cost Rate (ICR) Target Audience:  … Read more

DLA Office Bulletin 14-06 Extended Another Year

After a review of its effectiveness, Office Bulletin 14-06 has been extended one more year. Office Bulletin 14-06: Review of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Contract Goals and Good Faith Efforts – Pilot Study was originally issued September 24, 2014. As a Pilot Study, the bulletin established a policy for HQ review of the DBE … Read more

100% Delivery of 2015 Obligation Authority!

The Caltrans’ Division of Local Assistance would like to congratulate our local partners for delivering 100% of the 2015 obligation authority (OA)!

Approximately $1.19 billion of federal-aid OA was obligated to fund projects. This is the 16th consecutive year where the regions and local agencies have achieved 100% delivery of OA.

Through one of the largest and strongest partnerships of local, regional, state and federal governments, California citizens are receiving needed transportation improvements including local streets, bicycle, transit, and highway projects.

We look forward to continuing this partnership in 2016 and again delivering 100% of our OA!


Federal Register Notice – Open Docket for “13 Controlling Design Criteria and Related Exceptions”

Good morning all, In yesterday’s Federal Register, FHWA published a notice requesting comments on revisions to the 13 controlling design of projects on the NHS that require a design exception when not met.  Given the expansion of the NHS with MAP-21, this notice is more applicable to local agencies than it would have been pre-MAP-21.  Comments are … Read more

ADA Compliance Review

Update 1/20/2016: All ADAIP contracts have been suspended until further notice. The Caltrans ADA Infrastructure Program is currently performing an audit of all local agencies for federal ADA compliance1. They have consulted with National ADA Accrediting & Consulting, Inc. (ADAAC) to check if local agencies have the ADA administrative requirements2 in place: Designating an ADA … Read more