Webinar on Use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete on the Pulaski Skyway

Join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for a webinar on ” Use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete on the Pulaski Skyway – Owner’s Perspective.”  This webinar will provide an overview of the utilization of UHPC on the Pulaski Skyway project.  Detailed information will be provided about the project from the design stage through construction.  It will also … 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

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) Webinar

Pedestrians account for over 17.5 percent of all fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and the majority of these deaths occur at uncontrolled crossing locations such as mid-block or un-signalized intersections. These are among the most common locations for pedestrian fatalities generally because of inadequate pedestrian crossing facilities and insufficient or inconvenient crossing opportunities, all of which create barriers to safe, convenient, and complete … Read more

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Webinars by FHWA

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is the planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary processes used to detect, respond, and clear traffic incidents as quickly as possible while protecting the safety of on-scene responders and the traveling public. Safe, quick clearance is necessary to minimize the safety hazards at the incident scene. Effective TIM processes can improve responder and … Read more

CPB 17-1, “Permanent Pedestrian Facilities Construction Inspection Documentation” Issued

Construction Policy Bulletin CPB 17-1, “Permanent Pedestrian Facilities Construction Inspection Documentation,” has been posted on the Caltrans Division of Construction website. This bulletin announces mandatory use of forms to document compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for construction of permanent pedestrian facilities. It instructs resident engineers to refer to Construction Policy Bulletin 14-1, … Read more

Transportation Conformity, A Basic Guide for State & Local Officials

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has updated their guide, “Transportation Conformity, A Basic Guide for State & Local Officials.” The purpose of this guide is to help State and local officials understand transportation conformity and how conformity requirements relate to transportation investments in their communities.   It discusses the implications of conformity on metropolitan transportation plans, … Read more

Attend a Webinar on Required DBE Goals for FTA Subrecipients

Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 26 (49 CFR 26) establishes requirements for the use of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) on all federally-funded projects.  In October 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved a revised triennial DBE goal and methodology for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  This new DBE goal and … Read more

Learn about Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Prefabricated Bridge Element Connections

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) can be used to create simple, strong, long-lasting connections needed for successful construction using prefabricated bridge elements (PBEs). Compared to many solutions in current use, UHPC allows for small, simple-to-construct connections that require less volume of field-cast concrete and do not require post-tensioning. The mechanical properties of UHPC also allow for redesign … Read more

FHWA Webinar: Using Small Equipment to Apply Dust Abatement in Remote Areas

Are you having difficulty reaching remote locations that need dust control treatments? Join the Federal Highway Administration, Center for Local-Aid Support, for a no-cost webinar to learn how a team in Alaska used practical knowledge to bring dust control to remote locations using light weight equipment for the application of dust palliatives in the remote … Read more