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

POLICY UPDATE: OB 17-02 A&E Consultant Contract Review

Office Bulletin (OB) 17-02 Architectural & Engineering (A&E) Consultant Contract Review A completed Exhibit 10-C, A&E Consultant Contract Review Checklist, for new or amended federal and/or state funded consultant contracts must be accepted by Caltrans prior to contract award effective October 1, 2017. Exhibit 10-C has been revised to identify critical elements of the consultant procurement process … Read more

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

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