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U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Greater Flexibility for Transit Agencies to Meet Safety Plan Requirements

April 27, 2020 - in COVID-19, Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – In response to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that it will give transit agencies more time to meet the requirements of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP)…

MTA construction moves forward with few hiccups during coronavirus crisis; crews see low infection rate

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

Strict safety measures have helped nearly 500 MTA construction projects move forward during the coronavirus pandemic with surprisingly few hiccups. Transit…

EPA Announces Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

April 20, 2020 - in COVID-19, News

Lenexa, Kan. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating its coronavirus website to include new resources for state, local, and tribal…

To Support Infrastructure Engineering Ecosystems Working from Home, Bentley Systems Opens Up Full Access to ProjectWise 365 and Waives Subscription Fees through September 30

April 16, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Products, Technology

Connects Virtual Project Workgroups for Collaboration and Design Review with Purpose-built “Instant-on” Cloud Service   EXTON, PA, USA – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services…

Stantec to provide design and engineering services for Alberta’s first temporary COVID-19 treatment center

April 16, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Projects

Stantec, along with fellow Alberta-based Companies Sprung Structures and CANA Construction, has been selected by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government of Alberta to design and construct Alberta’s first temporary COVID-19 treatment Centre at the…

Esri and FEMA Provide Free Access to Data and Mapping Technology in Response to COVID-19

April 14, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Technology

REDLANDS, Calif.— Esri, the global leader in mapping and location intelligence, today announced that it has been working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide its mapping and analytics technology…

Video: Water Quality Could Change in Buildings Closed Down During COVID-19 Pandemic, Engineers Say

April 13, 2020 - in COVID-19, Videos, Water

It’s possible that water left sitting for long periods of time could contain excessive amounts of heavy metals and pathogens concentrated in pipes nationwide, say researchers who have begun a field study on the impact of a pandemic shutdown on buildings.

USDOT Announces $1 Billion for Amtrak in Response to COVID-19

April 13, 2020 - in COVID-19, Financial, News

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making over $1 billion available to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to…

Water quality could change in buildings closed down during COVID-19 pandemic, engineers say

April 13, 2020 - in COVID-19, News, Water

Purdue engineering professor Andrew Whelton holds up a water sample from a building faucet. The pink color indicates the presence of chlorine, a disinfectant. Whelton’s team is investigating how water quality might change in buildings during a time of limited…

Infrastructure Outlook: Cloud-Based CMT Makes Social Distancing and Remote Work Possible

April 9, 2020 - in Articles, Column, COVID-19

The majority of U.S. states consider construction and building material suppliers essential. This means many testing labs are still open. It has also created two problems for those in the industry: How do you follow CDC social distancing guidelines…