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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signs $1.9 billion public works bill

October 23, 2020 - in Financial, News

Gov. Tim Walz signed a $1.9 billion public works infrastructure package into law Wednesday, touting the jobs it will add as a growing number of Minnesotans have given up on looking for work amid the pandemic. “The ability to create jobs, get them in the…

New funding to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia by 2024

October 21, 2020 - in Financial, News, Water

New funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) will support global research and practice to improve water security…

FutureOn Secures Investment from the Bentley Acceleration Fund for Oil & Gas Digitalization

October 19, 2020 - in Financial, News

Gains commitment from global infrastructure software developer to advance next generation of digital twin solutions   OSLO – 19 October 2020 –…

ACEC Research Institute Panel Pushes for New Federal Council to Coordinate Infrastructure Policies and Funding

October 18, 2020 - in Financial, News

Washington, D.C. – A panel of national infrastructure funding experts pressed for establishment of a new federal infrastructure planning council that could coordinate multiple agency policies and funding programs improve federal response to the nation’s…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $8.5 Million in Grant Awards to 25 Projects That Use Transit to Help Disadvantaged Communities

October 9, 2020 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced 25 projects in 17 states will receive a share of approximately $8.5 million in funding through the Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone…

Congress Extends FEMA Flood Mapping, Highway Bill, Through September 30, 2021

October 5, 2020 - in Financial, News

Fairfax, VA – Two of the most important geospatial programs in the Federal government were extended for a full year by the Continuing Appropriations bill enacted this week. Authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) of the Federal Emergency…

CR Secures Federal Funding, Extends FAST Act For One Year

October 1, 2020 - in Financial, News

President Trump signed a continuing resolution or CR that funds federal government programs on October 1 – the beginning of fiscal year 2021 – through December 11 and extends current surface transportation funding reauthorization after it cleared…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $460,000 for Emergency Repairs to Infrastructure Destroyed by Wildfires in Washington State

September 29, 2020 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $460,000 in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Washington State Department of Transportation…

Study: State DOTs Could Gain Revenue From Solar Arrays

September 29, 2020 - in Financial, News

The Ray – a corporate venture devoted to roadway technology testing – and the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas-Austin recently released a study that indicates state departments of transportation could generate roughly $4 billion in “economic…

USDOT Announces $320.6 Million for Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements

September 24, 2020 - in Financial, News, Rail

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected 50 projects in 29 states to receive competitive grant funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements…