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Flooding in Central, South Texas Put Layers of Climate and Economy on Display

June 10, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Stormwater

June 10, 2015—From infrastructure to climate change, the disaster impacts areas of daily life. The month of May saw heavy, concentrated thunderstorms dump immense amounts of rain onto the Texas Hill Country and southeast Texas, causing historic flooding…

Cory Booker Speaks to Infrastructure Deficit on “Meet The Press”

May 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

Following is an excerpted transcript from NBC's "Meet the Press" interview with New Jersey's Senator Cory Booker about the need to invest in America's…

Wright Takes States’ Case to Capitol Hill as Time Nears for Decisions on Trust Fund

April 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

The CEO of the association representing state departments of transportation took their case to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, telling a news conference…

Transportation Coalition Of Tennessee Announces Inaugural Members

March 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee announced on Thursday that 30 organizations, including the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, AARP and the Tennessee County Commissioners Association, have joined the coalition in support of its mission to educate…

Transportation Projects in 2015 to Drive Economic Development in Arizona

February 9, 2015 - in Projects, Transportation

PHOENIX, Feb. 9, 2015— The new year is shaping up to be a big year for the Arizona Department of Transportation, as the agency will be working on several new and existing projects that will aid economic development and support the efficient movement of goods…

Improving the Water and Marine Life in Tampa Bay

February 5, 2015 - in Analysis, Supply

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 5, 2015—University of Florida researchers will work with other scientists to study how to make the water and marine life in Tampa Bay healthier, which in turn could help protect Florida’s offshore ecosystems and fishing economy.…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Recommends $3.2 Billion to Expand Transit Options that Improve Access to Jobs and Opportunities

February 4, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Financial, Transit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2015 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today highlighted $3.2 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget to advance the construction or completion of 25 rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), and streetcar projects…

EPA Awarding Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

January 28, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater, Water

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal…

Eighty Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2015 as Contractors Foresee Growing Demand in Most Market Sectors

January 27, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate

Firms in Virginia Lead Other States in Hiring Optimism; Most Firms Expect Growth this Year, But Are Coping With Worker Shortages, Rising Health Care Costs and New Regulatory Burdens, New Outlook Finds Eighty percent of construction firms plan to expand their…

$7 Billion Makeover for Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Shipping

January 14, 2015 - in Construction, Financial

OTTAWA, Ontario, Jan. 14, 2015—A new study released today reveals that $7 billion is being spent on asset renewal and infrastructure improvements in the bi-national Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping system. The investment survey, compiled by maritime trade…