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New Bill Aims to Give Local Communities Greater Access to Federal Transportation Funds

May 25, 2014 - in Financial, Projects, Transportation

The Innovation in Surface Transportation Act (HR 4726), introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives by Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Dina Titus (D-NV), would provide improved decision-making, responsibility and greater access to federal transportation…

Water Community Encourages Investment in our Future by Protecting Water Infrastructure

May 12, 2014 - in Drinking water, Financial, Projects, Water

As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are urging consumers to evaluate how…

Major Investments Underway to Make North American Rail Networks Smart

April 28, 2014 - in Financial, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Big data is coming to the railroads, unleashing a technology upgrade so enormous and costly that it will rival the buildout of the national rail system…

Overdue Investments on New York’s Aging Infrastructure

March 19, 2014 - in Emergency, Financial, Projects

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the first time in decades. The scale and severity of the storm prompted numerous studies to assess the damage…

Canada’s Success Depends on Municipal Infrastructure Investment

March 14, 2014 - in Financial, Smart Cities

Canada's federal government recently announced $14 billion in new funding to help municipalities repair and replace aging infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, sewer lines, energy production and distribution systems, and subways and other public transit.…

Global Infrastructure Investment to Reach $4T by 2017

February 5, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Financial

The simultaneous crumbling of aging infrastructure in advanced economies and surge of development in developing economies will drive a steady four percent annual growth on infrastructure investment well into the second half of this decade, pushing total investment…

Esri Helps Alabama Power Company Stretch Its Lidar Data Investment across the Utility

February 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Financial

Energy provider Alabama Power Company used Esri technology to move its valuable lidar data out of boxes and into the hands of more staff members, a move that is saving time and money for design, construction, maintenance, survey, and rights-of-way protection.…

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation LaHood Joins Infrastructure Investment Group

January 9, 2014 - in Construction, Financial, Projects

Building America’s Future (BAF) announced that former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R) will join the organization as a new co-chair.  Serving alongside fellow co-chairs former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) and former Pennsylvania…

Three-Quarters of Contractors Using BIM Globally Report Positive ROI on Their BIM Investments

January 9, 2014 - in Construction, Corporate, Financial, Modeling

Contractors in nine of the world's top construction markets using BIM report that building information modeling (BIM) helps them to improve productivity, efficiency, quality and safety on their projects, as well as their own competitiveness, according to a…

Metro Chicago Funds 50 Projects to Reduce Congestion and Improve Air Quality

Residents of metropolitan Chicago will benefit from improved transit, roads, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities through $286 million in federal transportation funds targeted over the next four years to support the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan's goals…