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Rivers Recover Natural Conditions Quickly Following Dam Removal

CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 8, 2014—A study of the removal of two dams in Oregon suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological recovery might outpace the…

New York State to Appeal Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Rejection

September 17, 2014 - in Bridges, Renewal/Retrofit, Transportation

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will appeal the federal government's decision Tuesday to strike down 94 percent of a controversial $511 million loan…

Amtrak Hosts ‘Civic Conversation’ in Memphis About Rail Station Redevelopment and Restoration

  To assist communities looking for ways to build, improve, redevelop or restore train stations and meet the growing demand for passenger rail service,…

Inovateus Solar Installs Solar Farm on a Superfund Site in Indiana

Inovateus Solar, LLC, a worldwide developer and installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, has participated in the development of a ground-based solar array project installed on the newly operational Maywood Solar farm located on 43 acres…

Aging Japanese Landmarks Pose Headaches Due to Seismic Retrofitting

When internationally renowned architect Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) designed the uniquely shaped Kagawa Prefectural Gym here, it was during a time well before the adoption of modern quake resistance standards. Today, seismic retrofitting work for the building…

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Increasing Public and Private Collaboration with the Build America Investment Initiative

The President delivered remarks at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware. With 90,000 cars moving over it per day before repairs began, this bridge is a key example of the importance of infrastructure, which keeps the economy moving,…

EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

July 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Supply, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The funding…

Army Corps to Recommend $1-billion L.A. River Project

May 29, 2014 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has decided…

Washington Gas Application for Replacement of Aging Infrastructure Conditionally Approved by Public Service Commission of Maryland

May 12, 2014 - in Energy, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

On May 6, 2014, the Public Service Commission of Maryland (MDPSC) issued an Order conditionally approving Washington Gas' amended accelerated pipeline replacement plan, commonly referred to as STRIDE, which will accelerate natural gas infrastructure upgrades…

Redeveloped Denver Union Station Shows Priority for Regional Transportation

The historic Denver Union Station is getting a makeover to the tune of $900 million. The plan is to turn one of Denver’s most prominent, yet underutilized historic structures, into the anchor of the Denver region’s expanding transportation network. It…