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Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies - Federal-aid Simplified

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  denotes videos that are regulatory related and essential to a Local Public Agency charged with administering a Federal-aid Project.


General Information
 Stewardship and Oversight

 Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO)

  A Process from "Cradle to Grave"

  Key Actions in the Cradle to Grave Process

 Avoiding Waste and Abuse, and Detecting Fraud

  Funding Basics and Eligibility

  Project Requirements

 Stakeholder Partnering

 Certification Programs

 SHRP2: Tools for the Road Ahead


Administrative Requirements
  Introduction to Cost Principles

  Administrative Requirements

  Transparency Act Sub Award Reporting

  Single Audit

  Developing an Indirect Cost Allocation Plan

Internal Control
  Internal Control Regulations and Requirements

  Introduction to Internal Control

Project Funding
  Matching or Cost Sharing Requirements

  Advance Construction


 Introduction to Right-of-Way Requirements and the Uniform Act

 Project Development

 Property Management

Uniform Act

  Acquisition and Negotiation

 Relocation Assistance


  Overview of NEPA as Applied to Transportation Projects

 Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL)

NEPA Regulatory Framework and Process
  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

Other Laws and Requirements
  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


  Overview of FHWA’s Civil Rights Program Requirements for Local Public Agencies

  Nondiscrimination Requirements on Construction Contracts

Title VI/Nondiscrimination
  Background and Purpose

  Nondiscrimination Assurances

  Implementation Plans

  Compliance and Enforcement

Americans with Disabilities Act
  Foundations of the ADA/Section 504

  Disability Protections

  Transition Plans

 Self-Evaluation Basics

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  Program Overview

  Project Contract Administration

  Prompt Payment and Return of Retainage

 DBE Contract Goals

 Evaluating Good Faith Efforts

  Commercially Useful Function

 Evaluating a Commercially Useful Function (CUF)


Required Approvals
 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

  Pedestrian Accessible Design Requirements

 Bike and Pedestrian Accommodation

  Project Geometric Design Requirements

  Value Engineering Requirements for Federal-aid Projects

Preparing the PS&E
  Environmental Requirements

  Utility Coordination and Certification Requirements

  Railroad Coordination and Certification Requirements

  Right-of-Way Coordination and Certification Requirements

Contract Specifications
  Buy America Contract Requirements

  Form FHWA-1273

  Purchasing Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) and Traffic Technology

 Scoping and Conducting a Traffic Study to Meet Community Needs

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
 Applying the MUTCD to Aid Safety and Reliability

ADA Field Implementation
  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements for Resurfacing Projects


  Introduction to Project Construction and Contract Administration

Project Management
  Supervising Agency Requirements (Responsible Charge)

  Construction Quality Assurance

  Design-Build Procurement

  Project Closeout

Contract Administration
  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

  Contractor Force Account

Safety and Operations
 Job Site Worker Safety

  Transportation Management Plan Requirements

 Work Zone Traffic Control Reviews


Using Consultants
 Consultant Services Overview

  Hiring a Consultant Using Competitive Negotiation Procedures

 Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest

Emergency Relief (ER) and Program Administration
  Program Overview and Eligibility

 Initial Steps for Requesting ER Funds

  Steps for Receiving Reimbursement of ER Expenses

  Emergency versus Permanent Repairs

 Bridge Preservation

 Asphalt Pavement Preservation

 Concrete Pavement (PCCP) Preservation

  National Bridge Inspection Standards

 Developing a Risk-Based Scour Program

  Bridge Load Rating and Posting

Safety and Planning
 Roadway Safety Fundamentals

 Introduction to the Highway Safety Improvement Program

 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program

  Section 130 - Rail-Highway Crossings Program

 Process and Requirements

 Modeling and Analysis Fundamentals