Caltrans A&E Procurement Online Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has created online on-demand training to provide local agencies assistance with procuring architectural and engineering consulting contracts. The online training is broken down into 5 modules which follow the 5 steps of the procurement process.  Modules 1-3 have been completed and are available on our training webpage now.  Modules 4 and … Read moreCaltrans A&E Procurement Online Training

UC Berkeley Expands Pavement Training for California Local Agencies

The Technology Transfer Program (Tech Transfer), a division of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is a source for professional training, expert assistance, and information resources for public agencies.  For the academic year 2016-2017, Tech Transfer is rolling out its newly expanded pavement training series, which will cover topics from … Read moreUC Berkeley Expands Pavement Training for California Local Agencies

Subsidized Classes for Local Agencies

The California Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a jointly funded effort between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to provide local governments with training, information, technology, and direct assistance in order to help improve their transportation infrastructure.  Caltrans contracts with UC Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies to provide this training. … Read moreSubsidized Classes for Local Agencies

LPP 16-04 LAPM Update

The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has issued Local Program Procedures (LPP) 16-04 which has recently been incorporated into the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM). Specifically, LPP 16-04 has impacted the following chapters and exhibits: Chapter 2:  Roles and Responsibilities Chapter 3:  Project Authorization Chapter 9:  Civil Rights and Disadvantage Business Enterprises Chapter 11:  Design Guidance Chapter 13: … Read moreLPP 16-04 LAPM Update

Attend California MUTCD Update Workshop

Attend a 1 day workshop, subsidized by Caltrans, on the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This workshop emphasizes application areas of the new CA MUTCD. Learn where your prior California Supplement/Traffic Manual applications still apply or where they have become outdated. Fully understand where and how California practice differs from Federal practice to … Read moreAttend California MUTCD Update Workshop

Caltrans Approval of New Bridge Railing with Sidewalk

The Division of Engineering Services (DES) has issued a memorandum approving a new bridge railing with a sidewalk.  The memorandum provides information with regard to the new Bridge Standard Detail Sheets (XS).  The new sheets are: XS16-110-1 Concrete Barrier Type 732SW – Details No. 1 (pdf) XS16-110-1 Concrete Barrier Type 732SW – Details No. 1 (dgn) XS16-110-2 Concrete … Read moreCaltrans Approval of New Bridge Railing with Sidewalk

Suspension of the SRT Systems

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) suspended the use of the SRT 350 6-post, 8-post, and 9-post systems and the SRT-27SP and SRT-31 guardrail end treatments in state highway projects and for replacement and repairs of existing installations until further notice. Caltrans considers the above end treatments to have a manufacturing defect because the assembly instructions do … Read moreSuspension of the SRT Systems

Local Assistance Procedures for Simultaneous Processing of Allocation/Authorization Requests

In an effort to minimize delays on projects requiring both California Transportation Commission (CTC) Allocations and Federal Authorizations to Proceed, Caltrans Division of Local Assistance released an Office Memorandum on July 7, 2016 which establishes and documents the procedure that allows local agencies the option of submitting CTC Allocation requests and Federal Authorization requests simultaneously for any project component. … Read moreLocal Assistance Procedures for Simultaneous Processing of Allocation/Authorization Requests

LPP 16-03, LAPM Manual Update

The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has issued Local Program Procedures (LPP) 16-03 which has been recently incorporated into the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM).  Specifically, LPP 16-03 has impacted the following chapters: Chapter 2, Roles and Responsibilities Chapter 3, Project Authorization Chapter 5, Invoicing Chapter 10, Consultant Selection Chapter 12, Plans, Specifications, & Estimate Chapter 15, Advertise and Award Project Chapter 16, … Read moreLPP 16-03, LAPM Manual Update

Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation Program Extended

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS  Beginning 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 established … Read moreSafe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation Program Extended