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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…

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…

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…

New Study Catalogs Overdue Investments for New York’s Aging Infrastructure

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…

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 they currently value, use and access water, and how to protect it into the future. North America’s water…

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 more than a century ago. The railroads are struggling to meet a December 2015 deadline set by federal regulators…

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.…