Caltrans Statewide Independent Assurance Database (SIAD)

Need to verify the certifications of material testers and labs? The Statewide Independent Assurance Database (SIAD) is a web application that serves as a central repository for statewide Independent Assurance (IA) data pertaining to IA staff, testing personnel, and laboratories.  The SIAD provides instant access to statewide IA accreditations, certifications and proficiencies. Search Labs and … Read more

Upcoming TRB Webinars on Pavement, NEPA Process and More

The Transportation Research Board has several webinars scheduled through November on various transportation-related topics. Check out their full list of upcoming webinars on topics such as: Pavement Preservation Warm Mix Asphalt Pavement Expediting the NEPA Process Geotech Tools Materials Quality Assurance Roundabouts for State Highways Automated Vehicles Communicating Technical Topics Interchange Loop Ramps and Pavement/Shoulder … Read more

Webinar on A&E Consultant Contract Compliance

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is hosting an online webinar 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 went into effect October 1, 2017, requiring all agencies to obtain acceptance of … Read more

New A&E 10-C Process In Effect as of October 1

Effective October 1, all Architectural & Engineering (A&E) consultant contracts require an accepted Exhibit 10-C prior to contract award per Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletin 17-02 (DLA-OB 17-02), A&E Consultant Contract Review. Please confirm you are using the updated Exhibit 10-C located on the Local Assistance Procedures Manual forms page under Chapter 10. For … Read more

Resident Engineers Academy Registration Now Open

The 2017/18 schedule for the Resident Engineers Academy is now available. This class is offered to California’s local agencies by Caltrans Division of Local Assistance and the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). If you are interested in attending, please contact your District Local Assistance Engineer (DLAE) or District Training Coordinator. This is a high-demand class so attendance is … Read more

FHWA Resilience Webinar Series

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is holding several webinars discussing the results of four different resilience-focused projects conducted in cooperation with its State and local partners. FHWA developed information, examples and lessons learned on integrating resilience concerns into planning, project development and project engineering. Upcoming Resilience Webinar Topics: Synthesis of Approaches for Addressing Resilience in Project … Read more

Burned Area Emergency Release Webinar

Join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for a webinar on Burned Area Emergency Relief (BAER) Cost Reduction Strategies for Low Volume Roads. Learn how to protect your roadway embankments from erosion due to flooding and overtopping after a devastating forest fire. This webinar is open to all agencies including Tribes, FLMAs, and Local Agencies. Presenter: Mark Russell, … Read more

Army Corps 404 Permit Process

While Local Agencies are responsible for obtaining all required permits independent of Caltrans oversight, be advised, for 404 and 408 permits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is now requiring a Historic Property Survey Report (HPSR) or Screening Memo with submittal of the permit application. See below for more detailed information on the Army … Read more

Roadway Departure Safety Workshop

Attend a Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop in Hanford from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. This is the last one of a series of four workshops. Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 8:30am – 3:30pm at Kings County Government Center 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230 Register … Read more

Webinar on Solutions for Aging Low-Volume Road Bridges

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is conducting a webinar on Solutions for Aging Low-Volume Road Bridges that will illustrate ways to repair old bridges, close bridges, and find alternate structures or routes that adhere to budgetary restraints. Presenters will discuss several options, including salvaging old parts, using accelerated bridge construction and modular construction techniques, building … Read more