June 2020 Meeting Materials and Draft Reform Policy Language

The agenda and handouts for the June Highway Bridge Program Advisory Committee meeting are available for download below: The reform policies discussed in the webinar are intended to be documented and implemented with changes to Chapter 6 of the Caltrans Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG). Pages 18-26 of the June meeting packet include draft changesContinue reading “June 2020 Meeting Materials and Draft Reform Policy Language”

Local Highway Bridge Program Reform Policies and Webinar Slides

Reminder: The Local Highway Bridge Program Reform Policy webinar outreach event will be held this Wednesday June 3rd from 1:30-3:30pm (Click to signup) and this Thursday June 4thfrom 10:30am-noon (Click to signup).  Note that the agenda is the same for both sessions and includes background on advisory committee activities, an overview of the reform policies,Continue reading “Local Highway Bridge Program Reform Policies and Webinar Slides”

Webinar Outreach Event: Local Highway Bridge Program Reform Policies

Background: Caltrans is working with the local agency representatives of the Highway Bridge Program Advisory Committee (HBPAC) to reform Highway Bridge Program (HBP) policies and guidelines to address the program backlog and project delivery issues.  The reform policies include additional accountability measures to control cost, scope, and schedule changes as well as potential changes toContinue reading “Webinar Outreach Event: Local Highway Bridge Program Reform Policies”

Local Agencies Ready to Deliver When Funding is Available

April 9, 2020 Local Agencies are ready to deliver bridge projects when and if additional federal HBP funding becomes available. The following bullets summarize a survey of HBP needs that local agencies recently completed. Currently 49 HBP projects are ready to advertise for construction totaling approximately $209 million (“shovel ready” or “ready to list”). HBPContinue reading “Local Agencies Ready to Deliver When Funding is Available”

April 2020 HBP Advisory Committee Meeting Packet

April 16, 2020 The agenda and informational packet for the April HBPAC meeting can be downloaded below. Meeting highlights included a discussion of the 2020 project prioritization lists and discussion of the shortened list of potential reform policies planned for implementation in 2021. Upcoming outreach events are planned to discuss the reform proposals below. HBPContinue reading “April 2020 HBP Advisory Committee Meeting Packet”

Tackling the Local HBP’s Toughest Issues

March 19, 2020 The local members of the HBP Advisory Committee planed a session focused on HBP issues for the 2020 Spring Conference: “Tackling the Local HBP’s Toughest Issues”. Some of the draft slides are provided below (we weren’t quite done when the conference was cancelled due to COVID-19).  Following is a summary of someContinue reading “Tackling the Local HBP’s Toughest Issues”

Potential HBP Policy Reform Ideas

March 5, 2020 Caltrans is working with the HBP Advisory Committee to develop “HBP Reform Policies” to address the program backlog and project delivery issues. The summary statements below describe reform policy ideas the HBP Advisory Committee is considering. We want to hear feedback from City & County Public Works officials including engineers, project managers,Continue reading “Potential HBP Policy Reform Ideas”