Jan 24th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The city of Amarillo’s plans to renovate the Amarillo Civic Center Complex earned the support of a citizen executive committee that recommended a $319 million project to be funded by voter-approved debt. At a City Council work session on January 21, the committee recommended several amenities including a new 75,600-square-foot exhibit space, a 10,100-seat arena, […]

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Jan 24th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Florida – Miami-Dade leaders are revising a request for proposals (RFP) for construction of 9.5 miles of Metrorail through Miami Gardens. Known as the North Corridor, the route is part of the county’s Smart Plan. The project may now depend on funding from the state and the federal government. The RFP has been revised due to […]

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Jan 24th 2020 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

Louisiana – The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will tender almost 30 major coastal restoration and flood protection projects this year. Total construction costs are estimated at $1.97 billion for all 28 projects that will create or nourish more land than will be lost to erosion, subsidence, and sea level rise. The state is expected to lose […]

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Jan 10th 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

Travis County has plans to design a $79 million women’s jail and has begun negotiations with a design firm. Women are currently housed in three separate buildings at a 30-year-old jail in Del Valle. A nine-month study in 2018 showed it to be a challenge for the women to go to programs and get medical treatment […]

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Jan 10th 2020 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

The Public Service Board of El Paso Water approved $140 million in infrastructure projects on January 8 as part of a $448.94 million water, wastewater, and reclaimed water budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. Major capital projects for the new fiscal year include an expansion of the Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant to add a new headworks […]

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Jan 10th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Idaho – Boise State University plans to move forward with renovating Albertsons Stadium, starting with upgrades to the stadium’s east side. Renovations will include a complete remodel of the stadium’s east side, such as an exterior facelift, expanded concourse, upgraded amenities, premium seating, a new academic center, and a dedicated home for BroncoLife. The project does […]

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Jan 3rd 2020 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

South Dakota – Sioux Falls plans to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant in order to accommodate increased usage as a result of the city’s growth. Improvements will be made to primary, preliminary, secondary, and tertiary treatment, as well as to solids handling. Other site improvements will be made as well, including those that address the plant’s […]

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Dec 20th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

Louisiana – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recommends a 50-year, $3.2 billion plan to protect New Orleans from flooding. The USACE plan would keep levees and floodwalls high enough to reduce flooding caused by storm surges from 100-year storms. This plan would call for crews to elevate hurricane-protection levee systems on both sides of […]

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Dec 20th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento are planning a new bridge to serve traffic over the Sacramento River. The total cost is estimated to be between $188 million and $210 million. In 2011, both cities recognized the need for new crossings over the river, and a study concluded that a replacement for the […]

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Dec 16th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The Woodlands Township Board of Directors approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier this month for the development and operation of a new performing arts center in The Woodlands Town Center. The MOU will allow for studies to be conducted prior to a final agreement between the Township and the Center for the Performing Arts. […]

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Dec 6th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The city of Allen approved a feasibility study for an estimated $54 million 149,000-square-foot recreation center to open in spring 2023 on Exchange Parkway. Based on public feedback, the City Council is prioritizing features for the center that include two gymnasiums, indoor play spaces, indoor walking and jogging track, and group fitness areas. City leaders […]

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Dec 6th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Colorado – A committee participating in the process to develop recommendations for airport improvements and expansion suggests the need for a multimodal transportation facility to be built near a new Aspen-Pitkin County Airport terminal and Highway 82. The committee reports that to improve airport connectivity, more convenient ground transport should be considered. If feasible, this would […]

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Dec 6th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Officials from the Port of San Francisco outlined the $5 billion plan to rebuild the city’s seawall at the “Strategies for Storms, Flooding, and Sea Level Defense” conference on December 3 in Oakland. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has identified the city’s waterfront district as one of the most endangered historic places in […]

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Nov 22nd 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) finalized its master plan in November with a projected vision to provide 5.3 million gross square feet of new space to accommodate a 45,000-student enrollment. New academic, research, and administrative space will be clustered near the current campus center and will vary from three to five stories. The master plan […]

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Nov 22nd 2019 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

In an effort to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, CPS Energy plans to begin the procurement process for renewable power sources – more solar and battery storage capacity. These power sources would replace San Antonio’s dependency on fossil-fuel gas. The utility wants to replace 1,700 megawatts of capacity from […]

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Nov 22nd 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Louisiana – The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED) will need contractors when it begins the next phases of its overhaul of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A contractor has been chosen for the first phase of this $450 million renovation, set to begin in January 2020. The first phase will total $53 million. Funding will be split […]

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Nov 8th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

North Carolina – Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is set to begin work on its Terminal Lobby Expansion, a $600 million project that the Charlotte City Council recently approved. The five-year Terminal Lobby Expansion project will add a total of 175,000 square feet of new space for security lanes, ticketing and baggage claim areas, basement-level offices, […]

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Nov 1st 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Four Tyler mayors convened a press conference October 29 to announce the city’s plans to build a new $21 million conference and convention center among several improvements at the Rose Garden Complex. Current Mayor Martin Heines said the first phase of the project would include construction of the conference and convention center facilities as well […]

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Oct 25th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Planners at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are incorporating high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes into their vision of the I-35 Capital Express project in Austin. Prohibited by the Texas Legislature from collecting tolls on this much-traveled section of highway, TxDOT is considering the addition of two HOV lanes, or managed lanes, in each direction on […]

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Oct 25th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Consultants presented four options to League City officials for building new libraries and expanding their current library. Each of the options is estimated to cost a minimum of $100 million total. The city’s Hellen Hall Library was built in 1985 at 29,000 square feet – the same size it is now. It serves a population […]

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Oct 25th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

North Carolina – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently released a draft environmental impact statement for three proposed routes for a Charlotte-Atlanta high-speed rail line. Driving from one city to the other currently takes about five hours. One proposed route would incorporate Amtrak’s existing Crescent route at a cost of $2 billion to $3 billion, but it […]

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Oct 18th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline
Tunnel construction under Indianapolis

Indiana – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding a $436 million loan to Indiana for projects that will bring cleaner water to residents throughout the state. The loan is part of the EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act and will be added to the Indiana Finance Authority’s (IFA) revolving fund. In total, nearly […]

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Oct 18th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) released a report detailing plans to improve transit to and from the San Diego International Airport. Four separate options are outlined and range in cost from $1.8 billion to $4.7 billion. Officials are in favor of the most expensive option: building a multi-level Grand Central Station and […]

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Oct 4th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Nearly $1.72 billion in capital improvements at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) are queuing up for funding over the next five years. Among the ABIA projects under consideration are a new $325 million terminal processor. The 863,000-square-foot building would process ticketing, security, and baggage. Construction of a new $106.8 million taxiway delta is scheduled to begin […]

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Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Representatives from the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) updated the Collin County Commissioners Court on the agency’s five-year plan that includes more than $1 billion in improvements and construction. Commissioners welcomed NTTA officials at the court’s September 23 meeting where they heard about the plan that would add 200 miles of road lanes including extensions […]

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