U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration
Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies - Federal-aid Simplified

All Federal-aid Essentials Videos


FEDERAL-AID PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Stewardship and Oversight
A Process from "Cradle to Grave"
Key Actions in the Cradle to Grave Process
Funding Basics and Eligibility
Project Requirements
National Bridge Inspection Standards
Consultant Services Overview
Hiring a Consultant Using Competitive Negotiation Procedures
Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest
SHRP2: Tools for the Road Ahead New!
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) New!

FINANCE

Introduction to Cost Principles
Common Grant Rule
Transparency Act Sub Award Reporting
Internal Control Regulations and Requirements
Introduction to Internal Control
Single Audit (OMB Circular A-133)
Developing an Indirect Cost Allocation Plan
Matching or Cost Sharing Requirements
Advance Construction

RIGHT-OF-WAY (ROW)

Introduction to Right-of-Way Requirements and the Uniform Act
Project Development
Property Management
Valuation
Acquisition and Negotiation
Relocation Assistance

ENVIRONMENT

Overview of NEPA as Applied to Transportation Projects
Documentation and the Environmental Process
NEPA Compliance and Class of Actions
Categorical Exclusion
Environmental Impact Statement
Environmental Assessment
Purpose & Need, and Alternatives
Public Involvement
Agency Coordination
Mitigation of Environmental Impacts and Environmental Commitment Compliance
The Social Environment
Overview of Other Laws and Requirements
Section 4(f) of the USDOT Act of 1966
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Highway Traffic Noise

CIVIL RIGHTS

Background and Purpose
Nondiscrimination Requirements on Construction Contracts
Foundations of the ADA/Section 504
Disability Protections
Transition Plans
Self-Evaluation Basics
Program Overview
Project Contract Administration
Prompt Payment and Return of Retainage
DBE Contract Goals
Evaluating Good Faith Efforts
Commercially Useful Function
Compliance and Enforcement New!
Nondiscrimination Assurances New!
Implementation Plans New!

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Projects and Statewide Planning Requirements
Cost-Effectiveness Determinations and Public-Interest Findings
Selecting the Method of Construction: Contract or Force Account
Project Advertisement, Bid Review, and Request for Concurrence in Award
Project Geometric Design Requirements
Environmental Requirements
Value Engineering Requirements for Federal-aid Projects
Bike and Pedestrian Accommodation
Pedestrian Accessible Design Requirements
Form FHWA-1273
Patented or Proprietary Products
Buy America Contract Requirements
Utility Coordination and Certification Requirements
Railroad Coordination and Certification Requirements
Right-of-Way Coordination and Certification Requirements
Purchasing Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) and Traffic Technology New!
Scoping and Conducting a Traffic Study to Meet Community Needs New!
Applying the MUTCD to Aid Safety and Reliability New!

PROJECT CONSTRUCTION AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Introduction to Project Construction and Contract Administration
Supervising Agency Requirements (Responsible Charge)
Construction Quality Assurance
Design-Build Procurement
Project Closeout
Contract Time and Schedule Management
Change Orders
Buy America Field Compliance
Job Site Posters
Job Site Posters Compliance
Contractor Payroll Submittals and Statements of Compliance
Job Site Worker Safety
Transportation Management Plan Requirements
Work Zone Traffic Control Reviews