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

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

UC Berkeley Tech Transfer Expands Transportation Planning Training Series

For the academic year 2016-2017, UC Berkeley Tech Transfer is expanding its Transportation Planning online training series to include the hottest topics in professional practice today–including innovative bikeways, parking management, TODs, BRT planning, commercial site development, VMT analysis, and multimodal operations. Tech Transfer’s updated and recently expanded Transportation Planning online training series addresses a critical … Read more

FHWA Webinar on Data-Driven Safety Analysis

The FHWA Data-Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA) team is presenting a new session in its free DDSA “How-To” webinar series. Data-Driven Safety Analysis: The Reliability of Safety Management Methods Tuesday, December 20, 2016, from 2:00-3:30 EST (11:00-12:30 PST) The Reliability of Safety Management Methods series includes five informational guides that demonstrate ways to make more reliable data-driven decisions throughout the roadway … Read more

Renewal of MOU Assigning Environmental Responsibilities to the State

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has posted on the Federal Register the Renewal Package From the State of California to the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program and Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Environmental Responsibilities to the State. The public is invited to comment on the renewal of the MOU.  Comments are due by December 16, 2016. The … Read more

UC Berkeley Expands Pavement Training for California Local Agencies

The Technology Transfer Program (Tech Transfer), a division of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is a source for professional training, expert assistance, and information resources for public agencies.  For the academic year 2016-2017, Tech Transfer is rolling out its newly expanded pavement training series, which will cover topics from … Read more

Subsidized Classes 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