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A New, FAIR Approach to Infrastructure Investment

March 8, 2016 - in Financial, Planning, Transportation

Our nation’s transportation system was built around President Eisenhower’s vision of interstate highways connecting 20th century America. That vision enabled economic expansion and prosperity, fostered a new era for automobiles, and supported the growth…

Natural Resource Investment Center’s New Director to Focus on Water Conservation and Critical Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON—U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor today announced the Department has tapped business leader Jeffrey D. Klein to lead…

USDA Invests $25 Million in High-Priority Watersheds to Improve Water Quality

March 2, 2016 - in Financial, Water

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of $25 million targeted to help agriculture producers improve…

Bloomington Mulls $50 Million Plan to Upgrade Streets and Sewers

February 22, 2016 - in Maintenance, Projects, Transportation, Water

Bloomington, Illinois has devised a five-year plan to address its aging infrastructure with a $50 to $80-million investment. The plan includes a bond for street resurfacing as well as one for storm and sanitary sewer work. "There is no higher priority in infrastructure…

Nokia Growth Partners Raises USD 350 million for Investments in Internet of Things

February 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Sensors

Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) today announced the closing of a new USD 350 million fund for investments in IoT companies. The fund is sponsored by Nokia and will serve to identify new opportunities to grow the ecosystem in IoT solutions.

RIDOT Issuing Contracts to Set RhodeWorks into Motion

February 16, 2016 - in Construction, Projects, Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is moving swiftly following passage of the RhodeWorks legislation into law with the issuance of four request-for-proposals for qualified firms to assist the Department in establishing tolling systems to…

Bureau of Reclamation Announces Plans to Invest $23M In Water Reuse And Efficiency

February 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López released plans February 8 to spend an additional $23M this year to support water reuse and efficiency, including $9M for the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program, $9M for WaterSMART Grants, and $5M…

O’Hare Unveils a $1.3 billion Infrastructure Plan

February 2, 2016 - in Construction, Projects

CHICAGO, February 1, 2016—Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago, U.S. Senators Durbin and Kirk, representatives from United and American Airlines, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday announced a nearly $1.3 billion infrastructure…

Cargo Volumes Handled by U.S. Seaports on the Rise

February 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

Seaports are seeing a steady rise in waterborne cargo volumes according to a newly released U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s report. Overall, 2014 freight tonnages increased 3.1 percent over 2013 totals. The Corps of Engineers’ Waterborne Commerce Statistics…

U.S. EPA Announces More than $182 Million for Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects in California

January 29, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Financial, Water

CARLSBAD–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld announced more than $182 million in funding to California for investment in statewide improvements in local drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and the…