California's Local Technical Assistance Program

To become your one-stop shop for training and support, our team is building a comprehensive catalog of local agency training that covers everything from staff professional development to hands-on technical/engineering courses to regulatory and contract compliance. From this one catalog (and accompanying calendar), you’re able to register for courses offered in-person, onsite, and online across multiple providers.

We’re also bringing a new focus to California innovation by sharing on-the-job ingenuity and best practices captured from agencies across the state. Solutions to help get your job done easier and more efficiently.

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We’ll be unlocking new features and capabilities over the next couple of weeks, so consider subscribing to stay up on the latest developments. And if you have a request or feature you’d like to see, let us know!

NEWS & POLICY HIGHLIGHTS

  • BABM 2024

    Don't hide your ingenuity! We're showcasing local agency innovation through the Build a Better Mousetrap statewide competition. Enter now to win big!

  • SS4A AMENDMENT

    USDOT amends FY2024 SS4A NOFO increasing award ceilings and reducing federal match for certain US territories

  • DESIGNING w/ UHPC

    The release of AASHTO's Guide Specifications for Structural Design with Ultra-High Performance Concrete will allow designers to begin engaging UHPC

  • CRASH METRICS

    NCHRP evaluates roadside crash injury metrics and proposes enhanced crash injury metrics that better reflect occupant & vehicles of the 2020s.

  • ATRC VISIONING SURVEY

    Help the ATRC re-envision what it means to serve our active transportation needs by completing this brief online survey. Your thoughts count!

  • TRAFFIC SAFETY

    New NCHRP report presents a roadmap for promoting traffic safety culture (TSC) across state DOTs and their transportations saftey agency partners

  • FREEWAY HOV SAFETY

    NCHRP provides a safety prediction methodology specifically for evaluating freeway facilities with high occupancy lanes

  • RURAL GRANT TOOLKIT

    USDOT revises Rural Grant Applicant Toolkit to help identify and navigate discretionary grant opportunities for rural transportation projects

  • PUBLIC ROADS

    Winter issue of Public Roads Magazine focuses on climate change, wildlife crossings, resiliency, and improving our nation's infrastructure

  • FUNDING STRATEGIES

    FHWA’s EDC-7 Nov 30th Fireside Chat on proven funding strategies is available for viewing, featuring experiences from MoDOT and MDOT

  • PAVEMENT NDT

    NCHRP assists state DOTs in selecting and incorporating nondestructive testing into their QA programs for highway pavement construction

  • MORE SS4A AWARDS

    USDOT announces $813M in FY2023 SS4A grants to 385 regional, local, & tribal communities to fund planning, demonstration, and implementation projects

  • USING VPI TOOLS

    Missoula MPO engages more public citizens through Virtual Public Involvement, a set of techniques presented in this month's Every Day Counts innovation spotlight

  • AID GRANT AWARDS

    USDOT awards $8.8M in AID demonstration grants to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones

  • ROAD SAFETY

    Become an NCRRS Road Safety Champion by taking free online training and help build a knowledgeable, safety minded workforce!

  • UHP CONCRETE

    Learn about Ultra-High Performance Concrete, a compelling material for use in the design, construction, and preservation of structures

UPCOMING TRAINING & EVENTS