CALTAP NEWS & EVENTS: February 1, 2024

Revised Rural Grant Applicant Toolkit

USDOT has revised its Rural Grant Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Federal Transportation Funding to help potential applicants identify and navigate discretionary grant opportunities for rural transportation projects.

The toolkit provides an overview of key activities in the federal discretionary grants process, as well as resources to help rural applicants maximize their potential for award success.

Discover more about this key grant resource

NACE & CEAC Spring Conference

Join the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) and the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) for their joint 4-day spring conference, this April 15th – 18th in Palm Springs, CA. Enjoy:

  • 3 days of innovation, education, & relationship building
  • 400+ fellow county road officials
  • 85+ exhibits at the trade show
  • 45+ technical & management presentations
  • 5+ professional networking events
  • 35+ PDH opportunities

Find out more and register to attend!

New SETA Module: Renewable Energy 

Resources & Sustainable Designs

Join Dr. Rahai online for our latest Sustainable Engineering Training Academy course covering sustainable design, renewable energy resources and their consideration in building projects, and building performance simulation.

Online Training: February 22, 2024, 9am – 11am PT

Course Topics Include:

  • Building energy performance
  • Design considerations for optimizing energy performance
  • Photovoltaic and solar water heating systems, passive solar design
  • PV system capacity & cost
  • Mandatory requirements for solar-ready buildings
  • Wind energy systems and utilization
  • Building Performance Simulation (BPS)
  • Key parameters for designing sustainable buildings
  • Incorporating renewable energy into building projects
  • California climate zones & time-dependent valuation

Register now or find out more ... capacity is limited!

Bridge Load Rating #39: Case Studies

Join FHWA for this 39th Bridge Load Rating webinar to learn about the state of practice, lessons learned, research advancement, and available resources as they pertain to local bridge infrastructure.

Free webinar: February 7, 2024, 10am – noon (PT)

Presentations to include:

  • Lubin Gao, Ph.D., P.E. (FHWA), Welcome/Moderator
  • Carlos Matos, Ph.D., PE, SE (Jacobs), Load Rating of the Vertical Lift Span of the Wittpenn Bridge
  • C.Y. Yong, PE, SE & Jenny Raines, PE (Michael Baker International), Bridge Load Rating Case Studies

Learn more and register to attend

Caltrans Local Assistance Day

FREE Webinar: February 27th, 2024, 8:30am – 12:30pm PT

Caltrans DLA invites you to join its Local Assistance Day statewide webinar this February 27th, a quarterly event meant to inform RTPAs, MPOs, local agencies, and other interested transportation parties.

Local Assistance Day covers information sharing, project delivery policies, processes, and procedures, and facilitating peer-sharing of best practices.

Learn more and register now to attend

Caltrans Lunch 'n Learn:

Resident Engineer & Inspector Daily Diaries

FREE Webinar: February 12th, 2024, 12 – 1pm PT

The APWA Sacramento Chapter, Caltrans DLA, and CALTAP invite you to join this free online lunch ‘n learn, designed to inform agency professionals who work with assistant or resident engineer daily reports and inspector diaries.

Planned Discussion Topics

  • Why is daily reporting of construction activities required?
  • What does a daily report include?
  • LAPM 16-C1: Assistant Engineer’s Daily Report
  • LAPM 16-C2: Resident Engineer’s Daily Report
  • Example daily reports
  • Construction oversight engineer findings
  • Daily diaries and audits
  • Flow chart for documenting in the daily diary and creating an
audit documentation trail

Register now or contact us with any questions

Safety Prediction Model for HOV Lanes

NCHRP's "Safety Prediction Model for Freeway Facilities with High Occupancy Lanes" provides a safety prediction methodology specifically for freeway facilities with high occupancy lanes.

This predictive method applies to crashes occurring on both freeway general purpose lanes and HOV lanes combined, and offers a stand-alone approach that uses one-direction models for freeway segments, entrance speed-change lanes, and exit speed-change lanes.

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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