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Tennessee Funds Transportation Projects Aimed at Reducting Congestion and Pollution

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of over $27 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grants in 11 communities across the state. The 31 grants will fund a wide range of transportation…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $2 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funds for California’s Napa Valley

August 26, 2014 - in Emergency, Financial, Projects, Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in Emergency Relief funds from the U.S. Department…

Governor Cuomo Announces $47.8 Million in FEMA Funding for Hardening Bridges

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $47.8 million in funding to strengthen 20 bridges that…

Cultivating Community Potential through Economic Gardening

August 21, 2014 - in Analysis, Column, Financial, Planning

With the global financial crisis, many local communities struggle to stay afloat. Despite the many ongoing conversations about the nation’s economy and what needs to be done to fix it. Detroit is the latest casualty of this unsustainable economic climate,…

$750,000 in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funds Headed to Detroit for Roads Damaged by Rainfall

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $750,000 in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help the Michigan Department of Transportation cover the costs of repairing roads and…

Bluesky Funds Use of Electric Vehicles to Measure Pollution

August 12, 2014 - in Corporate, Financial, Sensors, Transportation

Bluesky is helping develop a mobile mapping system to measure pollution at street level. Working with the University of Leicester, the Leicestershire based aerial mapping company is helping to fund further research into air quality in one of the UK’s largest…

Chicago Transit Authority Receives $35 Million in Federal Funding for Red Line Work

August 6, 2014 - in Construction, Financial, Transit

The Chicago Transit Authority has received a nice down payment on what it hopes will be a big and recurring stream of federal funds to help rebuild the aging Red and Purple L lines. A total of $120 million in fiscal 2014 money had been set aside for core capacity…

White House Announces $10B Fund for Rural Infrastructure

July 25, 2014 - in Financial, Transportation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and CoBank CEO Robert Engel are announcing $10 billion in private funding to invest in rural infrastructure projects across the country. The announcement is a part of a two-day "Rural Opportunity Investment Conference" that…

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Increasing Public and Private Collaboration with the Build America Investment Initiative

The President delivered remarks at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware. With 90,000 cars moving over it per day before repairs began, this bridge is a key example of the importance of infrastructure, which keeps the economy moving,…

Water Network Analysis Reduces Need for Further Infrastructure Investments

June 5, 2014 - in Featured, Financial, Modeling, Water

In an age characterized by growing populations and crumbling infrastructure it’s natural to look to new technology solutions for salvation. In many parts of the world, big investments in new infrastructure seem both highly desirable and unattainable—as…