Caltrans and FHWA Peer Exchange; Update on Build America, Buy America Act 2.0
September 22, 2022
Caltrans and FHWA Peer Exchange
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to help local public agencies (LPAs) make bundling a routine process for saving time, money, and resources, especially as additional funds from the IIJA are rolled out.
FHWA and Caltrans will be hosting a peer exchange on October 4, 2022, from 8:30 AM – 5 PM and October 5, 2022, from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
This peer exchange aims to encourage LPAs to take advantage of efficiencies and buying power created by project bundling, as well as opportunities for partnering with other LPAs that are more familiar with delivering federal-aid projects.
Update on Build America, Buy America Act 2.0
Recently, Caltrans has approved the standard special provision (SSP 6-1.04_D09-12-22) regarding the new Buy America requirements, which will be required on Federal-aid projects submitted for E76 approval after November 9, 2022. There is a potential for additional changes as federal guidance or requirements are amended prior to the implementation of the requirement starting on November 10, 2022.