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Federal Highway Administration Announces $2 Million in Emergency Relief for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Oregon and Washington

December 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

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

Amtrak Urges Infrastructure Investment as a National Priority

October 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Rail

WASHINGTON – Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman was joined by a panel of industry experts today at the National Press Club to highlight the need…

MDOT Bridge Rebuilding Vital to Community Renewal

August 26, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Biloxi, Miss.—With its 120 mph winds and 28-foot storm surge racing towards the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, causing…

Building for the Future: A New Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design

May 6, 2015 - in Corporate

The White House just released a comprehensive Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design. This Guide incorporates programs and opportunities from ten federal agencies and lays out a new set of principles to inform the work of utilities, local governments,…

Aging Chicago Waterways Need Rebuilding, Too

September 28, 2014 - in Water

Warnings about our crumbling infrastructure tend to focus on highways and bridges, railroads and subway systems. And there's no question that these surface systems, in Illinois and around the country, need a lot of attention. But what about our waterways?…

Australia Studies Social Vulnerability and Resilience to Disasters

June 6, 2014 - in Analysis, Emergency, Projects

Science can tell us much about the nature of floods, how fires behave and the response of a building to strong winds. However, not as much is known about how a person will behave or react in the face of unfolding disaster. Like the landscape, different people…

Over $886 Million Awarded to the MTA to Rebuild Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

January 27, 2014 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Transportation

The Metropolitan Transportation will finally be reimbursed for damages from Hurricane Sandy, and will also be given additional funding to rebuild even stronger infrastructure designed to withstand what the MTA calls “the new realities of extreme weather.”…

Mapping Government Loans to Rebuild in Flood Zones

April 4, 2013 - in Renewal/Retrofit

At least 10,500 home and business owners whose properties are in FEMA’s new advisory flood zones have been approved for an SBA disaster loan to rebuild from Sandy, according to a ProPublica and WNYC analysis of federal data. These loans are worth at least…

Haiti Redux Documentary Film Highlights Rebuilding After Natural Disaster

March 4, 2013 - in Emergency

The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate will present the first New York City screening of Haiti Redux, a documentary film that follows the rebuilding of schools, orphanages, housing, and infrastructure developments in the Haitian communities most affected…

FEMA Updates NYC Flood Maps as Recovery Funds Arrive

January 31, 2013 - in Financial, Uncategorized

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided new flood maps for the New York City area this week, just as recovery money was. The reassessment of risk to neighborhoods updates the existing, 30-year-old maps, adding some 35,000 new homes and businesses…