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

Members of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will consider requests for several multi-million dollar loans to finance water and wastewater projects at their October 3 board meeting. The city of Austin is seeking a $67.83 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for construction of water system improvements at its North Austin […]

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Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Virginia – Charlottesville leaders are considering a plan to consolidate administrations for the city, police department, and school services into a 200,000-square-foot office complex. Charlottesville’s city manager suggested the complex also could feature affordable housing, retail space, and 400 parking spaces. City and school administrative functions are spread across four locations, including the current City Hall […]

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Sep 23rd 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – LA Metro is expected to issue a request for proposals/qualifications (RFP/RFQ) in October to form a public-private partnership (P3) to design a $9.5 billion Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail project. The corridor would connect the San Fernando Valley to west Los Angeles and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The P3 project would allow private contractors […]

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Sep 13th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is working on an extensive design to widen Texas 99, or Grand Parkway, from Interstate 10 to FM 1093 in Houston. Total costs are estimated at $1.28 billion for the project that is split into several sections. Segments B, C, and D were included in the Unified Transportation Plan […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Councilmembers in Weatherford deliberated the feasibility of building a new a hotel-convention center at their work session August 27, and City Manager Sharon Hayes said they are looking for a private partner. After the passage of HB 4347 that consolidated 22 standalone bills into one piece of legislation, Weatherford is now eligible for a program […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

Pearland City Council approved design contracts August 26 to move forward on the construction of a $145 million water plant with an output of 10 million gallons per day (MGD). A $1.3 million contract for design work on the first phase of the surface water plant received approval. This phase includes construction of a raw […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

Florida – Fort Lauderdale’s failing drinking and wastewater systems are forcing officials to create a new utility action plan. A 2017 report estimated the water and wastewater systems will require $1.4 billion to fix. The plan includes $124 million to repair, or up to $280 million to replace, the Fiveash Regional Water Treatment Plant. Built in 1954, […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline

Indiana – The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor director said the port would embark on $20 million in projects over the next four years to increase its cargo handling capacity. The deepwater port on Lake Michigan will construct two rail yards to serve unit trains, a road connecting to the rail lines, and 1,800 feet of dock. […]

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