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CDC Urges Use of Proven Strategies to Decrease Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities

July 7, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate

About 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 high-income comparison countries. Our nation has made progress in road safety, reducing crash deaths by 31 percent from 2000 to 2013.…

Missouri Adds Transportation Projects as Funding Improves

May 12, 2016 - in Maintenance, Transportation

JEFFERSON CITY – An improved funding situation has allowed the Missouri Department of Transportation to increase its ability to take of care of its…

Puerto Rico Funds Stormwater Improvements After EPA Settlement

December 31, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

The Puerto Rico Departments of Natural and Environmental Resources, and Transportation and Public Works, along with the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation…

CDOT Improvements to I-70, Paired with Driver Awareness, Reduced Crashes and Delays This Winter

June 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

June 29, 2015—Statewide Transportation Plan - CDOT has confirmed that injury, fatal crashes and crashes due to weather were reduced this winter on the I-70 Mountain Corridor. STATEWIDE — Through a three-fold strategy this winter, CDOT has confirmed that…

Twenty-Five New Projects Help Implement Chicago’s GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Plan

October 16, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

CHICAGO, October 16, 2014 - More than two dozen new projects led by local governments and nonprofits will receive staff assistance or grants to drive implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Since 2011, the CMAP Local Technical Assistance…

The Sun Life Building Receives LEED Silver Certification

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2014—The Sun Life Building has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification in the "Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance" category, ranking it as a leader among recognized green buildings…

Empowering Cities with Data

December 9, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Like a machine, our cities are made up of a variety of moving parts—needing maintenance and upkeep to run properly. Our cars have convenient dashboards that alert us when the oil is running low or our engines are malfunctioning. Wouldn’t it be great if…

Mayors Challenge Winners Announced

November 9, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the 20 cities selected as finalists for the Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can…

Illinois to Invest $1B in Sewer and Water Infrastructure Upgrades

October 19, 2012 - in Water

Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $1 billion initiative Thursday to upgrade sewer lines, water mains and water treatment plants across Illinois, some of them badly eroded after more than 100 years of service. Timing the announcement to coincide with the 40th anniversary…