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University partners with cities to study COVID-19 virus prevalence in wastewater

August 24, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Wastewater, Water

The Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility serves the majority of the population in the region, making it an ideal location to conduct the environmental surveillance of wastewater.   College of Engineering leads wastewater environmental surveillance…

UC Davis: COVID-19 Having Major Impact on Transportation

August 24, 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…

Transportation Officials Report Increased Traffic on Some Roadways, But Reshaping of Industry for Years to Come Due To Pandemic

August 21, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Roads, Transportation

Five Months into COVID-19 Pandemic, the Country’s Most Important and Iconic Transportation Systems Continue to Feel Historic Impact and Loss of Revenue…

COVID-19 trends impacting the future of transportation planning and research

August 18, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen recently shared insights on how the transportation industry has been impacted by and will continue to be shaped by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic. He presented Thursday, August 13 at the closing plenary…

New York State Partners with Arcadis to Pilot Early Detection of COVID-19 in Wastewater

August 18, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Wastewater, Water

Game-changing approach will help inform decision-making, protect public health in upstate communities Highlands Ranch, Colo. — The New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have partnered with Arcadis…

The Great Reopening: Architects and Engineers Help Schools Envision Safe Designs for COVID Era

August 14, 2020 - in Buildings, COVID-19, Featured, News

K-12 schools now have a range of immediate, short-term, and future design options they can use to create safer buildings and still serve most of their regular student enrollment.   New York – The most contentious debate of the COVID-19 era is unfolding…

Regional advantages will define future energy transitions, says Baker Institute expert

August 11, 2020 - in COVID-19, Energy, News

James A. Baker Institute of Public Policy(Image)   HOUSTON – Different countries will respond in different ways to the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability based upon their regional advantages, according to a new paper by an…

Report: An infrastructure stimulus plan for the COVID-19 recession

August 4, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the nation to its core, and the ensuing economic contraction shows no signs of letting up. As in past recessions, infrastructure is not insulated from these effects—household affordability concerns are rising, strained state…

COVID-19 Relief Stalls, House Passes THUD Appropriations

August 4, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

Legislation introduced in the Senate on July 27 to provide $1 trillion worth of further COVID-19 relief funding is getting little traction ahead of the chamber’s August recess. Meanwhile, the House of Representations passed a package of six appropriations…

Esri and United Nations Create COVID-19 Population Vulnerability Dashboard

July 31, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

New Tool Will Help Public Health Organizations Use Census Data to Fight Pandemic REDLANDS, Calif. —Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced it has collaborated with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to create the UNFPA COVID-19…