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California Transportation Commission Adopts 114 Biking and Walking Projects

October 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

FRESNO, Oct. 23, 2015—The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 114 biking and walking projects, valued at more than $262 million, in the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program. “Caltrans has a strategic goal to triple cycling and…

Governor Signs Groundwater Adjudication Bills into Law

October 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law two groundwater bills, AB 1390 (Alejo) and SB 226 (Pavley), that establish an improved process for groundwater…

During Recent Droughts: Central Valley Groundwater Levels Reached Historical Lows and Land Subsidence Intensified

October 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – This year, groundwater levels in many wells in California’s Central Valley are at or below historical low levels. In addition,…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $2 Million in Emergency Relief for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Wildfires in Northern California

September 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in federal emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to…

Microvi Achieves California Conditional Acceptance to Install First-of-its-Kind Commercial Nitrate Treatment Technology

September 23, 2015 - in Maintenance, Water

HAYWARD, Calif., Sept. 23, 2015—Microvi's transformative nitrate removal technology has been conditionally approved by the State Water Resources Control Board of California for use in treating drinking water. The acceptance, considered a gold standard in…

U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Mendez, Mayor Johnson Kick Off Nation-Wide Beyond Traffic Megaregion Forums

September 21, 2015 - in Announcement, Corporate, Planning, Transportation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson today hosted the first of 11 nationwide regional forums on the Beyond Traffic draft framework at California State University, Sacramento. The town…

California Drought Causes Valley Land to Sink

August 24, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

As Californians continue pumping groundwater in response to the historic drought, the California Department of Water Resources today released a new NASA report showing land in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking faster than ever before, nearly 2 inches (5 centimeters)…

Major California River the ‘Ultimate Teacher’

August 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

The Klamath River is a massive, breathtaking, and complex system with a unique ecology and affected by political, economic, and cultural factors. It’s home to diverse communities including Native American tribes, farmers, and fishermen. And over the next…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $3 Million in Grants For California, Nevada and Texas

June 24, 2015 - in Financial, Planning

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced nearly $3.4 million in grants for states and local agencies to explore innovative new pricing approaches to reduce traffic congestion, overcrowding…

Construction of Fresno River Viaduct Underway

June 22, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects, Rail

MADERA, Calif., June 17, 2015—Travelers on Amtrak and State Route 145 in Madera County can see the beginnings of the Fresno River Viaduct, the first aerial structure to be built as part of California’s high-speed rail program. This viaduct will stretch…