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CDC Says Public Transit Passengers, Operators Should Wear Masks

October 26, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Transit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a “strong recommendation” for public transportation passengers and transit operators alike to wear masks in order to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. [Above photo by the Metropolitan…

Woolpert, Smartronix Tracking COVID-19 Relief Funding for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

October 26, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

A team of geospatial experts are building datasets and a mapping application to provide information management and transparency in support of the Pandemic…

Indiana Toll Road Provides Broadband Connectivity to Northwest Indiana Schools to Enable COVID-19 Related Virtual Learning for 7,000 Students

October 22, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Roads, Transportation

ELKHART, Ind., October 22, 2020 - ITR Concession Company (ITRCC), the operator of the Indiana Toll Road, has entered into an agreement with Surf Broadband,…

More U.S. Engineering Firms See Improved Finances Since COVID, But Uncertainty Grows for Future Markets, New ACEC Business Impact Survey Show

September 23, 2020 - in COVID-19, Financial, News

Washington, D.C. – Despite the challenging economy, an increasing majority of U.S. engineering firm leaders (68%) say their firm’s finances have improved or at least remained the same since COVID-19 paralyzed the marketplace in March—a significant…

UC Davis: COVID-19 Having Major Impact On Transportation

September 23, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Transportation

New research by the University of California-Davis Institute for Transportation Studies indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have a “profound impact” on how much people move around, their means of transportation, and on who…

Help students stay in school during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond

September 22, 2020 - in COVID-19, Financial, News

CHICAGO - The financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have made it much harder for students to realize their dreams. Learning resource provider OneClass surveyed more than 10,000 students this spring and found some disturbing trends: 56% of respondents…

Capstone Headwaters Reports: COVID-19 Accelerates Digital Adoption in Water Infrastructure Industry

September 18, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Water

Boston, MA– Capstone Headwaters released its Water Infrastructure update today, reporting that pre-COVID trends of rapid urbanization and aging water and wastewater infrastructure have been catalysts for innovation and advancement in the Water Infrastructure…

H2OBiome Wastewater COVID-19 Testing Service Launches Across the United States

September 17, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Wastewater, Water

ROCKVILLE, Md.- CosmosID announces the official launch of H2Obiome, a testing service for water and wastewater testing for pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2. The first offering is detection of virus in wastewater treatment plants, providing early…

To Drive Post-COVID Economic Recovery, Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure and Technology Investments, Study Finds

September 16, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Technology

Study Shows Plans for Recovery Must Overcome Near Universal Budget Shortfalls Resulting from Pandemic   WASHINGTON, September 16, 2020 – While a majority of U.S. mayors (94%) agree that their city’s economic recovery depends on containing and preventing…

COVID-19 permanently alters global energy outlook but buys little time to reach Paris climate goals

September 9, 2020 - in COVID-19, Energy, News

Oslo, Norway, 08 September 2020 – The behavioural and economic ramifications of COVID-19 will permanently reduce global energy demand, according to DNV GL’s newly published Energy Transition Outlook.  Compared to the pre-pandemic forecast, energy…