CTC Authorizes Nearly $690 Million to Accelerate Additional Transportation Projects

Message from Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans   Dear Colleagues, I wanted to share with you a news release put out by Caltrans today announcing 32 transportation projects that will now have their delivery accelerated thanks to anticipated funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The California Transportation Commission … Read more

Attend an FHWA Webinar on Unpaved Road Dust and Stabilization Solutions

Join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on August 23 for a webinar on Unpaved Road Dust and Stabilization Solutions.  No registration is required. This webinar is open to all agencies including Tribes, FLMAs, and Local Agencies. This webinar will be recorded and posted on-line Topics and Presenters: “Unpaved Road Dust Control and Stabilization Treatment Selection … Read more

Safe Harbor Rate Test and Evaluation Period Extended Again

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS – AUGUST 16, 2017 Beginning in 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, … Read more

2-Hr A&E Consultant Contracts Compliance Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is presenting a series of training classes on Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Compliance. The revised Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Form 10-C Consultant Contract Reviewer’s Checklist will be introduced accompanied by the new procedure. This new procedure will be in effect starting October 1, 2017, requiring all agencies … Read more

POLICY UPDATE: FHWA Approval of A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role

All Local Public Agencies that solicit to hire A&E consultant(s) in a management support role must obtain FHWA approval prior to contract execution. This authority is not delegated to Caltrans. Please refer to DLA-OB-17-01 A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role below for more information. DLA-OB 17-01 A&E Consultants in a Management Support Role Attachment … Read more

Senate Bill 1 Workshop Schedule

As part of the California Transportation Commissions (CTC) Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Implementation Plan, a series of workshops is being offered to State and Federal Agencies, Tribal Governments, Regional and Local Agencies, as well as organizations representing environmental, social equity, land-use and business perspectives, and interested stakeholders. Check out the revised SB1 Workshop Schedule on the CTC’s … Read more

SB1 Rebuilding California Website and Logo

Senate Bill 1 (SB1) invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety, half of which will go to cities and counties for local road projects. Learn more details of SB1 by visiting the newly launched SB1 website:  www.rebuildingca.ca.gov The … Read more

Free Work Zone Safety Publications for Local Agencies

The California Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center has a limited amount of the following publications available for local agencies: Safe Trucking Through Work Zones – a tri-fold brochure by ARTBA Work Zone Safety Consortium 50 available Work Zone Worker Protection Field Guide – developed by American Traffic Safety Services Association under an FHWA grant … Read more

Grace Period Extended for Lump Sum Method of Paying Invoices for PPM Fund Allocations Less Than $300k

To Affected MPOs, RTPAs, and Counties: Last July/August, Caltrans accounting office informed us they will not be able to pay invoices using the Lump Sum method of invoicing (payment for services not yet rendered) for Planning, Programming, and Monitoring (PPM) funds that are allocated for less than $300k. This was interpreted as a gift of … Read more

Next Round of Repurposing Earmarks

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is starting the next round of repurposing earmarks.  To be eligible for repurpose, an earmark must have been designated on or before September 30, 2006, and must be either: Less than 10 percent earmark funds obligated, or Completed and closed if more than 10 percent earmark funds obligated. To be … Read more