Local Assistance Division
Staying on Track with Rail Projects
VDOT's role in assisting with rail coordination for locally administered and special projects. Discuss responsibilities and best practices on projects that impact both roadway and railroad right of way. Coordination with construction and maintenance projects starting with initial development through construction including rail configuration (future needs), design, agreements, and construction. Develop specifications in support of advertisement of projects with Railroad involvement. Discuss Project Funding, Cost and Closeout.
Keys for Environmental Success
VDOT's Environmental Division will be holding a webinar on Wednesday, January 13th to discuss the "Keys for Environmental Success". This webinar will help you get a better understanding of the current status of the environmental program and cover topics to help improve submittals of environmental documents for locally administered projects.
Performance Metrics and Project Scheduling
Rob Tieman, Matt Swanson, and Devin Robertson from VDOT's Project Management Office, along with Sherry Eagle from VDOT’s Construction Division, will discuss project scheduling, NVAP, and different project schedule tools and tips.
Project Web Application Template Training Video
Funding Puzzle Webinar
One of our most popular Local Programs Workshop breakout sessions! Learn how to determine the correct funding for your project, how best to combine different funding types and the associated risks, as well as the funding cycles.
Federal Construction Contracts for Locally Administered Projects Part 1
In part 1 of this webinar series, the Virginia Division of the Federal Highway Administration and Harold Caples, P.E., VDOT’s State Contract Engineer will discuss fatal flaws in federal contract administration on Locally Administered Projects.
Federal Construction Contracts for Locally Administered Projects Part 2
In part 2 of this webinar series, Harold Caples, along with Buddy League of Branscome, Inc. and Frankie Bridgeman of Bridgeman Civil, Inc., will build on part 1 and discuss contract bid ability and what makes a contract a good contract.
Materials Webinar – March 19, 2015
Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies
Local public agencies now have a centralized hub for guidance, policies, procedures, and best practices for administering federal-aid projects.
FHWA worked with state and local partners to create a library of videos covering key aspects of the project development and delivery process to help local governments get the information they need about the Federal-Aid Highway Program.
The video library is accessible from any computer or mobile device with Internet access.
The videos each focus on a single topic, are all less than 10 minutes long.
See them at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials/
Locally Administered Projects Core Curriculum
- Introduction to NEPA and Transportation Decision-Making
- Real Estate Acquisition Under the Uniform Act: An Overview
Local Technical Assistance Program
The Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program also known as the Transportation Training Academy, provides technical workshops, seminars, and short courses in the various transportation related topics. These courses are available to local government staff at a minimal charge. The schedule of upcoming workshops and information on registration are available on their website at Center for Transportation Studies Workshops.
VDOT Project Coordinator Training Program
The Local Assistance Division with Assistance from the Local Partnership Team has prepared a short course that provides VDOT Project Coordinators with an overview of PC roles and responsibilities and the LAP Program. This training was provided to VDOT staff in the fall of 2011 and is available for download here. (4.6MB)
For Additional Information
Contact: Michaela McCain, 804-371-6005