Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of California 2018 Annual Meeting

ITS California is once again holding its very popular and informative Annual Conference and Exhibition this October 1-3 at the Anaheim Marriott.  The past seven consecutive years have had record attendance (with over 600 attendees last year) and this year is promising to be better than ever. In an era of ever changing and exciting … Read moreIntelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of California 2018 Annual Meeting

Federal Endangered Species Act Regulation Revisions

On July 25, 2018, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) jointly proposed revisions to the Federal Endangered Species Act’s Implementing Regulations via publication of three (3) separate Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. Links to each of the … Read moreFederal Endangered Species Act Regulation Revisions

Highway Program Funding Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance and the California LTAP Center are hosting a National Highway Institute training on Highway Program Funding. Since space is limited, we are only inviting those who apply this information as part of their everyday responsibilities. Cost is only $125 per person as the CA LTAP center is subsidizing the majority of … Read moreHighway Program Funding Training

ATP Project Progress Reporting

Upon the adoption of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) Accountability and Transparency Guidelines by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), the Active Transportation Program (ATP) reporting provisions have changed. All reporting provisions specified in the SB 1 Accountability and Transparency Guidelines now apply to ALL ATP projects (no longer dependent on initial programming year), including the … Read moreATP Project Progress Reporting

Nomenclature Changes to the Highway Design Manual

The implementation of design flexibility through nomenclature changes to the Highway Design Manual (HDM) and the Project Development Procedures Manual (PDPM) have been published online, effective July 2, 2018. The changes were in response to a Value Analysis regarding the Design Guidance Process Improvement Study to implement the following recommendations: Emphasize design flexibility and innovation … Read moreNomenclature Changes to the Highway Design Manual

Innovative Finance Methods Webinar

It’s not to late to join the Federal Highway Administration for an Information Exchange Webinar on Innovative Financing.  The purpose of this webinar is to provide locals, counties and tribes with tools to expand capacity to design and implement alternative financial strategies for delivering transportation infrastructure. By being knowledgeable about a wide range of options, both … Read moreInnovative Finance Methods Webinar

Cost Analysis of A&E Consultant Contracts

A cost analysis is an evaluation of each cost element, including profit and fee’s, of a consultant cost proposal to allow you the opportunity to reach an agreement at a fair and reasonable price. Watch this 2 minute video in our Selected Shorts Video Series for information on performing a cost analysis. Watch Video. To view … Read moreCost Analysis of A&E Consultant Contracts

A&E On-Call Contract Video Training

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance, with assistance from the California Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center, just posted 4 videos to help local agencies with Architectural and Engineering On-Call Contracts. The choice of video topics was based on Exhibit 10-C review issues, most asked questions since 10/1/17, and user group suggestions. Check out the new … Read moreA&E On-Call Contract Video Training

Safe Harbor Rate and Evaluation Program Extended Indefinitely

NOTICE TO LOCAL AGENCIES AND A&E CONSULTING FIRMS WITH FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDED PROJECTS  Beginning in July 1, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated a Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation program for Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consulting firms involved in federal-aid highway funded projects in 12 designated states, including California. The FHWA … Read moreSafe Harbor Rate and Evaluation Program Extended Indefinitely