Local Highway Bridge Program Training

The Local Highway Bridge Program has added two training videos to the Local Assistancw internet web page. The training videos are on Bridge Inspection Reports (BIR). One video discusses the complete BIR and the other discusses what makes a bridge “Structurally Deficient”. The videos can be access at the following link: http://dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/hbrr99/hbrr99a.htm Additional videos will … Read more

Procuring A&E Contracts Training Sessions

Additional sessions of the “Procuring A&E Contracts” training are currently open for registration. The one-day course focuses on Chapter 10 of the LAPM and provides an overview of step-by-step procedures that local agencies must follow to procure A&E contracts. Specific topics will include: Definition and Purpose of an A&E Contract Procurement Process – Roles and … Read more

Top Five Local Agency Audit Findings

Avoid these common mistakes that have resulted in the loss of federal funds by local agencies. 1. Improper Procurement Practices Failure to follow required consultant contract procurement process per federal regulations and outlined in Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual. Significant violations include: Missing key documents in project procurement file, i.e. proof of advertising, all score … Read more

Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking for Design Standards for Highways – Comments Due 7/2

On 6/2/2015 the Federal Highway Administration issued a “Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking/Request For Comments” regarding Design Standards for Highways. Comments are due July 2, 2015. The FHWA requests comments on a proposed revision to design standards and standard specifications that applies to new construction, reconstruction, resurfacing (except for maintenance resurfacing), restoration, and rehabilitation projects on … Read more

ATP Technical Advisory Committee Working Group Meeting – 6/17/15

Stakeholders interested in Caltrans’ and the CTC’s next steps for the Active Transportation Program – Technical Advisory Committee (ATP-TAC) are encouraged to call-into (or attend in person) the statewide Working Group meeting: Subject: Establishment of the ATP-TAC Date: Wednesday, June 17th Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: 1120 N Street, Sacramento, Basement Auditorium (HQ … Read more