For the first time in three years, the Geometric Design for California (IDM-01) is being offered
• When: November 19-21, 2013
• Where: San Diego CA
• Fee: $475.00 for CA public employees, $925.00 for all others
• Instructors: Rob Himes and Adrian Engel from Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.
This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and guidelines in the Caltrans Highway Design Manual, the AASHTO “Greenbook,” and other materials as appropriate. In addition to the geometric design focus, this course also addresses topics related to successful design and re-design practices in California, including stage construction, traffic handling, value analysis, context sensitive approach, owners to designers, etc. This fast-paced, hands-on course combines presentations, case-study examples, problem-solving and class exercises, with ample opportunity for networking and questions.
For more information or to register, visit the Technology Transfer Program’s website at: https://registration.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/CourseStatus.awp?~~132IDM011119
*This class is hosted by the Technology Transportation Program at the University of California, Berkeley and is made possible by the Cooperative Training Assistance Program (CTAP) administered by the Caltrans Division of Local Assistance.
As a reminder we offer subsidized Local Agency Training through our CTAP Contract which as of July 1, 2013 has been split between CSU Sacramento and UC Berkeley.
CSU Sacramento continues to provide the Federal-Aid Series and RE Academy throughout California and is also developing other training to provide to our locals…many focused on safety. CSUS also run the LTAP program which includes the retroreflectometer loan program, quarterly informational newsletter, distribution of technology transfer materials, and provide information services and training.
For more information on the CSUS program please visit the CSUS / Caltrans training website: http://www.cce.csus.edu/conferences/caltrans/localAssistance/index.cfm
UC Berkeley is providing several transportation-related courses (including in-person & on-line training) in areas such as: Traffic Engineering and Operations, Traffic Signals, Traffic Control and Work Zone Safety, Infrastructure Design, Pavement Design and Maintenance, Planning, Funding and Environment, Project Development, Management and Compliance, Pedestrian Facility Design, and Bicycle Transportation.
For more information on the UCB program please visit the Technology Transfer Program website: www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/schedule
Feel free to contact these programs or us if you have any questions.
Caltrans District 3 would like to share our invoice template (Invoice Template) with our Local Agency partners. The template was created by District 3 Local Assistance (Felicia Haslem and Ferdinand Batatan) and is provided in our recommended format as a guide to efficiently process invoices.
Chapter 5 of the LAPM is the ultimate authority on invoices and contains information on the entire reimbursement process. Our template is just one aspect of this process. We believe these tools will help both the Local Agency and District 3 improve efficiency in processing invoices and reduce the amount of disputes and inconsistencies commonly found in the progress and final report of expenditure documents. Projects that have changing reimbursement ratios are accommodated with this template.
The templates are Excel format spreadsheets which includes an invoice template with instructions. Please read and follow the Instructions sheet. This should serve as a step-by-step guide for using the templates.
The invoice template is synchronized with the final report of expenditure 15-M templates. The goal of these tools is to provide a consistent format that is easy to use and conforms to our District 3 expectations.
District 3 Local Assistance plans to provide a training session in the future on the invoice process and template usage.
We encourage everyone to use the templates and respond with any comments to Felicia Haslem by November 30, 2013. Comments will be carefully reviewed and changes may be made to better this tool. The final template and training will follow.
For those of you who weren’t able to participate in the ADA Resurfacing Technical Assistance webinars, here are links to the recordings:
If you still prefer to participate live, FHWA has scheduled a third webinar for August 29, 2013 from 11:00am – 1:00pm PDT. Access this link to register for the new webinar.
In case you missed these links in my previous post about the webinar, these are helpful pages if you’re looking for additional information: