Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies
Understanding the Essentials.
More and more, transportation agencies must pursue better, faster and smarter ways of doing business. Federal-aid Essentials offers a central online library of informational videos and resources, designed specifically for local public agencies. Each video addresses a single topic-condensing the complex regulations and requirements of the Federal-aid Highway Program into easy-to-understand concepts and illustrated examples.
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Where to Start
Projects that use Federal-aid Highway Program funds typically follow a series of six fundamental phases of development. Each phase embodies the building blocks, leading to successful project delivery. The first phase is planning. Your transportation needs and ideas are conceptualized during the planning phase. Next, building on the decisions initiated in planning, the project moves forward through the five remaining phases of development from environmental studies, design, right-of-way, construction, and ending at maintenance and operation. Learn more in the video, A Process Cradle to Grave.
I want to know more about . . .
- the Federal-aid process
- steps of project startup
- closing out a project
- funding a project
- administering a Federal-aid contract
- non-discrimination on construction projects
- using consultant services
- the Federal DBE program
- ensuring accessibility for persons with disabilities
- NEPA class of action documentation
- determining environmental impact by a project
- if a project affects a park or historic property
- required bicycle and pedestrian accommodations
- the basics of project development
- required documents prepared during project development
- requirements of "Buy America" for steel and iron
- obtaining real property for use by a Federal-aid project