Caltrans Subsidized Courses for Local Agencies from UC Berkeley

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance provides funding to UC Berkeley, Tech Transfer, to allow local agencies a reduced rate on several transportation-related courses.   Check out our current list of open subsidized classes below.   Class suggestions?  Please email UC Berkeley, Tech Transfer Subsidized Courses Code Title Dates Location TE-24 Traffic Signal Diagnostics and … Read more

Final Approved Earmark Repurposing Project List

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has completed their approval of California’s Earmark Repurposing transfer requests for 2017. Below is the list of approved projects with the appropriate funding (with Federal Program Codes). Once funds have been programmed into the FSTIP, agencies may begin working with their District Local Assistance Engineers (DLAEs) to process Requests for … Read more

Draft California Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) Open for Public Comment

The Draft California Transportation Asset Management Plan is open for public comment.  Comments are due by November 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and should be submitted using the survey link below: Draft TAMP Survey For more information on the Draft California Transportation Asset Management Plan, please visit the Caltrans Transportation Asset Management webpage at

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

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