Federal Liaison

The Federal Liaison coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to develop federal policy positions that promote Caltrans, CalSTA and the Governor’s Office goals and initiatives with the U.S. Congress and federal agencies.

The Federal Liaison serves as Caltrans’ Congressional liaison and coordinates outreach to key U.S. Congressional offices and Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organizations. The Federal Liaison provides timely and accurate responses to Congressional inquiries and tracks major transportation-related federal legislation.

The Federal Liaison coordinates Caltrans’ comments to the federal register, coordinates action plans to implement major federal policy, and coordinates Caltrans’ implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’s (MAP-21) transportation performance management. Contact Federal Liaison

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), otherwise known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, represents a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure, competitiveness, and communities and provides approximately $550 billion in new Federal infrastructure investment.

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law by the President on August 16, 2022.  The IRA provides billions of dollars in incentives, grants and loans to support new infrastructure investments in the areas of clean energy, transportation and the environment.

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Technical Assistance and Resources


Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Implementation Resources

Questions on TPM? Contact the Caltrans Federal Transportation Performance Management Team

Caltrans' TPM Websites

Federal Notices of Public Rulemaking

After congressional bills become laws, federal departments and agencies are responsible for implementing those laws through regulations. Regulations are developed through the federal rulemaking process. In general, departments and agencies publish proposed rules for public comment in the Federal Register https://www.federalregister.gov/. This process allows the public the opportunity to comment on whether or not a rulemaking should be initiated.

Caltrans plays an important role by commenting on proposed federal rules and other notices that solicit public input, which could potentially impact the Department. Opportunities to respond to federal requests for comments will involve two-way communication – both to and from the Office of the Federal Liaison.

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