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
FHWA has updated their Construction Program Guide Job Site posters. The update includes the addition of a Job Site Poster Q&A, and the new required poster “EEO is the Law” Supplement Poster. You can find the posters and other information on their website under Job Site Posters – Construction Program Guide.
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
Learn how to develop a Plan of Action (POA) for scour critical bridges in a 1 hour online class by the National Highway Institute (NHI). The course is free to Local Agencies and is intended to help Local Agencies understand the purpose of a POA, identify strategies for developing and implementing a POA, as well … Read more
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
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
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!
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
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