ADA Compliance Review

Update 1/20/2016: All ADAIP contracts have been suspended until further notice. The Caltrans ADA Infrastructure Program is currently performing an audit of all local agencies for federal ADA compliance1. They have consulted with National ADA Accrediting & Consulting, Inc. (ADAAC) to check if local agencies have the ADA administrative requirements2 in place: Designating an ADA … Read moreADA Compliance Review

2015 ATP Staff Recommendations – Statewide and Small Urban & Rural Components

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has released the 2015 ATP Staff Recommendations for the Statewide and Small Urban & Rural Components and posted them at: Keep in mind that these are the Staff Recommendations and the program of projects will not be final until the CTC formally adopts the program at the October 21-22 … Read more2015 ATP Staff Recommendations – Statewide and Small Urban & Rural Components

Updated LAPM Exhibit 13-B, RW Certification

LAPM Exhibit 13-B, Right of Way Certification Local Assistance Project, was recently updated to reflect Rights of Entry policy changes. The update was issued and explained through Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletin 15-03: Effective immediately, the use of Rights of Entry are limited to emergency and exceptional situations only and require pre-approval from the … Read moreUpdated LAPM Exhibit 13-B, RW Certification

FHWA’s FMIS Shutdown 09/26/15 – 10/25/15

In a message to transportation partners, Ray Zhang, Division of Local Assistance Chief, explains the upcoming shutdown of FHWA’s authorization approval and reimbursement system: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been working on upgrading its Financial Management Information System (FMIS) for a while to comply with some MAP-21 requirements. The roll out of FMIS upgrade … Read moreFHWA’s FMIS Shutdown 09/26/15 – 10/25/15

Federal Aid Series Sessions Now Open for Registration

New Federal Aid Series (FAS) Sessions have been added to the current schedule of training1 from the LTAP Center: November 3 – 5, 2015, November 9 – 10, 2015: Stockton February 22 – 26, 2016: Fresno April 2016 (dates to be announced): Orange June 6 – 10, 2016: Redding Register at the California LTAP website … Read moreFederal Aid Series Sessions Now Open for Registration

ITS and Traffic Operations Training Resources

The FHWA California Division has put together this list of education and training opportunities for those involved with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and transportation operations projects. Most of the resources listed are free to local agency representatives. If you have other resources that may be helpful, please share them in the comments below or send … Read moreITS and Traffic Operations Training Resources

New-Look LAPM

If you’ve recently visited the Local Assistance website for the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM), you’ll notice that all chapters1 have been revised1: The changes made were solely formatting. The new, consistent format was developed to provide the foundation for regular updates (every January and July) of the manual. Although the chapters look different, it should be noted that the contents of … Read moreNew-Look LAPM

DBE Training: Setting and Meeting the Goal

Additional sessions of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) training being provided by Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO) to help local agencies understand how to set and meet their DBE goals on federally-funded projects have scheduled: Date: September 29, 2015 Time 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Caltrans – District 2 1031 Butte … Read moreDBE Training: Setting and Meeting the Goal

2015/16 RE Academy Sessions Scheduled

The schedule for the next round of Resident Engineers Academies has been announced. Training will be offered at the following dates and locations: October 5-8, San Luis Obispo (District 5) January 11-14, Eureka (District 1) March 7-10, Fresno (District 6) May 9-12, San Diego (District 11) If you’re interested in registering for this training, you must … Read more2015/16 RE Academy Sessions Scheduled