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Inaugural Imagine H2O Water Policy Challenge Aims to Drive Water Tech Adoption

January 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016—Imagine H2O today announced the results of its inaugural California Water Policy Challenge. The initiative, which seeks to advance the market for water innovation through forward-thinking policy, attracted over one hundred…

Governor Brown of California Emphasizes Infrastructure Issues in State of the State Address

January 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation, Water

Governor Brown of California delivered the annual State of the State address yesterday. The talk singled out infrastructure spending, the Water Bond and…

Almond Orchards Flooded in California to Restore Groundwater

January 21, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply

Researchers from the University of California, Davis are studying whether almond orchards can be used to restore water to depleted aquifers. The excess…

California High-Speed Rail Authority Announces Bid Results on Next 22-Miles of Construction in the Central Valley

January 13, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has identified California Rail Builders as the Apparent Best Value Proposer for the Design-Build Services Contract for Construction Package 4, the next segment of construction through…

Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Emissions Sky-High

January 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Oil & Gas, Sensors

A UC Davis scientist flying in a pollution-detecting airplane provided the first, and so far only, estimates of methane emissions spewing from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Southern California since the leak began on Oct. 23, 2015. Those…

Caltrans Awarded Safety Grant For Traffic Data Collection

December 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors, Transportation

SACRAMENTO - Caltrans will replace its current traffic data capturing equipment to better collect information and digital images on the State Highway System, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic…

Oxnard to Turn Alleys Into Amenities

December 28, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

The Oxnard Green Alleys Plan is a guidebook developed by the international landscaping firm SWA for the City of Oxnard to transform its underutilized alleys into amenities that provide multiple benefits to the community. The Oxnard Green Alleys Plan guides revitalization…

The Bridges of Placer County: They all have a story

December 1, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate

For decades, cars, trucks, people, bikes and motorcycles have traveled the 117 bridges that are Placer County’s responsibility. From the iconic Foresthill Bridge standing 730 feet over the American river, to the simple, single-lane bridge over Yankee Slough…

Siemens to Deliver 34 Locomotives to Three States

November 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail

The three states of California, Illinois and Maryland have ordered a total of 34 diesel-electric locomotives from Siemens. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) ordered 14 locomotives to serve the Pacific Surfliner Amtrak route along the southern…

‘Remaking the Bridge,’ 25 Years and $6.5 billion Later

October 26, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Design/Engineering

Replacing the eastern span of the Bay Bridge — a vital link between the East Bay and San Francisco — was originally projected to cost $250 million. By the time the span was completed, the project came in at $6.5 billion. How that happened is the topic…