Proposal Writing for Innovation in Highway Transportation Projects

The thought of writing a proposal can be overwhelming, but the task does not have to be daunting. The Center for Local-aid Support (CLAS) is hosting a seminar to assist you in leveraging funding assistance through FHWA’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program.  CLAS wants your agency to be prepared. Presenters will answer questions such … Read more

Webinar on Integrating NEPA and Permitting

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center for Local-aid Support is hosting an Innovation Exchange Webinar on Integrating NEPA and Permitting on May 24, 2017. Most projects administered by local governments, tribes, and federal land management agencies are documented Categorical Exclusions. The purpose of this webinar is to share ideas and practical measures for concurrent NEPA and permitting … Read more

Funding Opportunity for Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) Program

The notice of funding opportunity for the second round of ATCMTD grants is now available. This program is for eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. The grant can be requested up to $12M, … Read more

Approval of Earmark Repurposing Transfer Requests

The Final Approved List of Repurposed Earmarks has been posted on the Local Assistance website under Final Approved Earmark Repurposing Project List. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 allowed States and territories to repurpose certain funds originally earmarked for specific projects more than 10 years ago. Caltrans submitted all associated transfer requests to FHWA by … Read more

Caltrans Authorized to Resume Participation in the NEPA Assignment Program

On March 30, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) acknowledged receipt of the certifications and that the waiver of immunity is adequate. As a result, effective March 30, 2017, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is once again authorized to participate in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment Program, which Caltrans has performed since … Read more

Subsidized Training 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 more

What if you only receive 1 A&E proposal? Selected Shorts Video Series

The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is excited to announce a new informational tool for local agencies – the Selected Shorts Video Series.  These videos will be 1 to 2 minutes long and cover selected topics or issues we hope will help local agencies participating in federal-aid. What happens when you only receive one A&E … Read more

TRB Webinar on Springtime Damage to Roads and Seasonal Load Limits

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM EST on springtime damage to roads and seasonal load limits. Low-volume roads in seasonal frost areas are susceptible to damage from heavy vehicles during the spring thaw. The maintenance-free life of a low-volume road in a seasonal frost area averages less … Read more

HEC 17 Webinar Series: Highways in the River Environment – Floodplains, Extreme Events, Risk and Resilience

FHWA is hosting two more webinars to provide an overview and answer questions on the recently released Hydraulic Engineering Circular (HEC 17): Highways in the River Environment – Floodplains, Extreme Events, Risk and Resilience. Webinar 2: Climate Modeling and Risk and Resilience (Chapters 5 and 6) Wednesday, February 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/hec17/rolloutb/ … Read more

2017 Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) Released

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM). This 2017 edition incorporates all updates, changes, Office Bulletins and Local Programs Procedures.   Beginning with this release, new editions of the LAPM will now be presented on an annual basis in January of each year. … Read more