Local governments bear responsibility for over 80% of the roadway pavement lane-miles in California and carry 45% of the vehicle miles traveled. Unfortunately, the condition of California’s pavements has worsened over the past 10 years, as documented in the California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment. The passage of SB1 brings much needed funding to local governments for preserving existing good pavement and restoring structural capacity to bad.
Tech Transfer wants you to get the training you need to achieve maximum value from this new funding by employing the most advanced, cost-effective and sustainable pavement practices possible. To help with this, pavement classes are now offered in partnership with the City and County Pavement Improvement Center, hosted by the University of California Pavement Research Center, and funded by California Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. This partnership reduces registration fees to California's local public agencies to help you better repair and maintain California’s roadways.
So far under this program, Tech Transfer and CCPIC have held three classes since May 2018. Tech Transfer and CCPIC are busy updating the curriculum and have plans to roll out more classes soon.