2015 Annual EEO Reporting Requirement

Every year, prime contractors and all subcontractors with federal-aid construction contracts of $10,000 or more are required1 to report the composition of their workforce by race, gender, and job category during the last pay period of July. To comply with this requirement, prime contractors and subcontractors must report this information for each active project during … Read more2015 Annual EEO Reporting Requirement

FHWA Systemic Safety Analysis Webinar – 6/8/15

FHWA will be hosting a webinar on Monday, June 8th at 10:00 AM as they continue the Systemic Safety Webinar Series. During the second webinar of the series, “Using the Right Tools for Systemic Safety Analysis”, the data analysis tools and approaches three different agencies are using to conduct systemic safety analysis will be shared. Specifically, … Read moreFHWA Systemic Safety Analysis Webinar – 6/8/15

FHWA Webinar – Local Labor Hiring Preference Pilot Program – 6/18/2015

On Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM PDT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will host an outreach web meeting to provide an overview of a new “Contracting Initiative” pilot program.  Staff from any public transportation agency, including local agencies who are involved in the Federal-aid Highway program and have an interest in using local, economic, … Read moreFHWA Webinar – Local Labor Hiring Preference Pilot Program – 6/18/2015

Consultant Services Final Rule

We have just been informed of a new Consultant Services Final Rule (23 CFR 172)  FHWA has published the Final Rule updating the Procurement, Management, and Administration of Engineering and Design Related Services regulations in the Federal Register on May 22, 2015.  The Final Rule becomes effective on June 21, 2015.  The Final Rule can … Read moreConsultant Services Final Rule

District 6 and 11 DBE Training: Setting and Meeting the Goal

Additional sessions of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) training being provided by Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO) to help local agencies understand how to set and meet their DBE goals on federally-funded projects have scheduled for Districts 6 and 11. Date: June 29, 2015 Session #1: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session … Read moreDistrict 6 and 11 DBE Training: Setting and Meeting the Goal

Training Update from Tech Transfer (Spring/Summer 2015)

Tech Transfer courses Spring/Summer 2015 session have been announced: Traffic Control Devices Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications (TE-10) May 27 – 28, 2015 :: San Diego :: $350 California public employees, $695 others Instructors: Joy Bhattacharya and David Mahama Multimodal Transportation Engineering and Operations Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering (TE-01) June 1 – 4, 2015 :: … Read moreTraining Update from Tech Transfer (Spring/Summer 2015)

Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program

The Division of Local Assistance recently informed local agencies on how to particpate on the new Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program. The pilot program will allow local agencies to use local hiring provisions on their federal-aid projects. Any project funded by FTA or FHWA advertised by March 5, 2016, can be considered for the pilot … Read moreLocal Labor Hiring Pilot Program

DBE Contract Goal Setting

One aspect of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program that we receive inquiries about is contract goal setting. To help understand the task better, we’ve put together this video to help explain how to calculate a DBE goal for your Local Assistance projects. In the video, we use an example to demonstrate the seven steps … Read moreDBE Contract Goal Setting