CALTAP NEWS & EVENTS: April 17, 2024

Amendment to SS4A FY2024 NOFO

On April 16, 2024, the USDOT published an amendment to the FY24 Safe Streets & Roads for All (SS4A) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

The amended NOFO:

  • Increases implementation funding limit
  • Clarifies post-deadline award procedure
  • Waives up to $200K in match for certain U.S. territories
  • Disallows unsuccessful IG applicants to apply for P&D Grants
  • Encourages bundling P&D activities into IG applications
  • Moves deadline for technical Q&A to April 24

Find out more about this important update!

FHWA Road Weather Spotlight

The FHWA Office of Operations is collaborating with the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) to host a bi-monthly webinar series on road weather management.

Free webinar: May 1st, 2024, 10 – 11am (PT)

Called the Road Weather Spotlight Series, these webinars align with the mission of FHWA's Road Weather Management Program (RWMP) to inform stakeholders and improve highway road weather operations. Please join this second installment titled Mitigating & Managing Low-Visibility Events.

Find out more and register now to attend

Caltrans Local Assistance Day

Caltrans DLA invites you to join its Local Assistance Day statewide webinar this May 8th, a quarterly event meant to inform RTPAs, MPOs, local agencies, and other interested transportation parties.

FREE Webinar: May 8th, 2024, 8:30 – 11:30am PT

Planned Topics Include:

  • Value Engineering Analysis
  • RoW LAPM Revisions – Exhibit 13-A & Certification Review Process
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program Requirements for Cycle 12
  • Division of Local Assistance – Upcoming Office Hours & Webinars

Learn more and register now to attend

Structural Design with UHPC

Using AASHTO Specifications

FHWA is presenting a 4-hour workshop on "Structural Design with UHPC using AASHTO Guide Specifications" at the International Bridge Conference in San Antonio on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from 1:30pm to 6pm.

Details on the conference can be found here

The release of AASHTO's Guide Specifications for Structural Design with Ultra-High Performance Concrete allows designers to engage with UHPC.

The objective of FHWA's workshop is to provide background, context, and foundational knowledge to bridge owners and designers interested in using UHPC for structural applications, building on a basic knowledge of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridge design to introduce and explain aspects of analysis and design unique for UHPC structural elements.

Find out more here


Highway Construction Training Program Grant

FHWA has announced a new grant program to fund existing Highway Construction Workforce Partnerships (HCWP) and establish new programs to identify, train, place, and retain individuals into highway construction jobs.

Attend the HTCP grant webinar on May 2nd, 11am-1pm PT

(no registration required, Zoom link here)

$4.2M in grant funds will be made available through the Highway Construction Training Program (HCTP), with awards reaching $300K each. HCTP grants are intended to supplement existing Strategic Workforce Development program activities and augment efforts to establish new programs.

Find our more and apply here

Evaluation & Comparison of Roadside

Crash Injury Metrics

NCHRP's "Evaluation & Comparison of Roadside Crash Injury Metrics" evaluates roadside crash injury metrics and proposes enhanced crash injury data that better reflect current occupant characteristics and fleet vehicles.

This report covers NCHRP research program 17-90, which considered:

  • Front, side, and oblique impact types
  • Relevant crash and occupant characteristics
  • Impact tolerance of all major body regions
  • Injury potential of intrusion into occupant compartment

Check out this new research report

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New Updates Released

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Also be sure to checkout our online training and events calendars, where you'll find upcoming classes, conference, and webinars by event date. Most are free of charge and support online attendance.

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