May 23rd 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

San Antonio International Airport is accelerating several major components of its $2.5 billion Terminal Development Plan (TDP) by streamlining the procurement process for building a new Terminal C and upgrading Terminal A. In an update to the City Council on May 18, Director of Airports Jesus Saenz outlined procurements scheduled to begin in the next […]

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May 16th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) will spend $53 million connecting existing hiking, cycling, and running trails and building new ones using surplus revenues under a Tolls to Trailways plan. HCTRA’s plan envisions a network of 236 miles of trails, mostly adjacent to the county toll road system, accessible to runners, cyclists, and others. […]

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May 16th 2022 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – More than $240 million from the U.S. Department of the Interior is being invested in 46 projects to repair aging water infrastructure and increase drought resilience. The program, facilitated through the Bureau of Reclamation, includes significant repairs on canal linings, dam spillways, and water pipeline replacements. Projects selected for funding on May 9 […]

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May 16th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Port of Long Beach

California – A key rail facility at the Port of Long Beach is growing closer to reality after clearing federal environmental approval, which triggers the release of $52.3 million in grant funding from the U.S. Maritime Administration. This federal grant is significant seed money for the first phase of the $1.55 billion program to reconfigure, […]

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May 9th 2022 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

New federal funding will expand the Port of Galveston’s commercial capacity and, in turn, help reduce broader port congestion. A recent $11 million allocation from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will support dredging the final 2,500-foot stretch of Galveston Ship Channel to a depth of 46 feet. Dredging work—now slated to begin in […]

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May 9th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Loudon County - Leesburg

Virginia – Loudon County is considering options for pursuing renewable energy agreements as precursor to a potential solicitation with power providers with the county’s board of supervisors recently directing staff to assess the merits of power purchase agreements (PPAs) and community choice aggregation (CCA). Their action followed a county committee recommendation that the board instruct staff […]

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May 9th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Altoona Transportation Center

Pennsylvania – Improvements to safety, mobility, and local economies are at the core of 56 multimodal projects set to receive $47.8 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The department evaluated the applications and made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, […]

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Apr 22nd 2022 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Laredo water tower

Laredo councilmembers on April 19 authorized spending more than $163.5 million on 22 projects from the city’s Integrated Water Master Plan. Over the next five years, the city will start work on the first phase of the master plan that focuses on existing water system reliability, better water service, framework for growth, and future water […]

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Apr 22nd 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Highland Park solar

Washington, D.C. – Twenty-two U.S. communities will receive assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop local action plans that will help them take direct control of their clean energy futures. The DOE will work with these overburdened areas through the Communities Local Energy Action Program (Communities LEAP) to create plans that reduce local […]

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Apr 18th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The Houston Community College (HCC) System will host a virtual pre-submittal meeting at 10 a.m. April 20 for project management services. The event is non-mandatory. Selected project managers will provide services for various projects on an as-needed basis. The college anticipates having projects of various size, scope, and complexity that resulted from the findings of […]

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Apr 18th 2022 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) launched its Resiliency Initiatives Project on April 7 to support the resilience of its infrastructure during events impacting the electric grid, such as the February 2021 winter storm. SAWS will host a non-mandatory pre-submittal meeting at 2:30 p.m. April 20 for interested engineering firms. The selected firm(s) shall provide […]

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Apr 18th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Fueled by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will invest more than $20 billion in public transit enabling agencies to modernize and expand services. In February 2022, FTA released partial-year funding tables based on a series of continuing resolutions that maintained funding at FY 2021 levels. The continuing resolutions prohibited […]

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Apr 18th 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

South Carolina – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas offshore the Carolinas on May 11. The lease areas cover 110,091 acres in the Carolina Long Bay area that, if developed, could result in at least 1.3 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, enough to power nearly […]

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Apr 8th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
VIA bus stop

VIA Metropolitan Transit’s proposed Advanced Rapid Transit North/South Corridor (ART) line is recommended for $158 million in first-time funding in President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget released March 28. The public transportation agency is planning an 11.7-mile expansion of ART service from the San Antonio International Airport through downtown San Antonio, to Steves Avenue in […]

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Apr 8th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline

Michigan – State lawmakers passed a $4.8 billion budget highlighted by the Building Michigan Together Plan committed to protecting water, fixing roads, improving parks, and building affordable housing. Critical investments of $645 million in Michigan’s infrastructure include $317 million for road and bridge programs and $66 million to make state transportation infrastructure more resilient to future […]

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Mar 30th 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Richardson City Hall and Library

Richardson officials anticipate beginning procurement for a construction manager at risk (CMAR) in the second quarter of 2023 on renovations to both the city’s library and City Hall. Voters approved a $64 million bond proposition in November 2021 that included $36.1 million for library renovations and $22.4 million for work on the first phase of […]

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Mar 30th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Massachusetts – Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito filed a $9.7 billion Massachusetts Transportation Resources and Climate (MassTRAC) bill on March 17 designed to provide state matching funds for the state to compete for federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The legislation includes $6.2 billion to support core federal formula programs for […]

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Mar 21st 2022 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
Underground energy storage rendering

CPS Energy, a San Antonio-owned utility, recently announced a 15-year partnership with a private Houston-based start-up to use water pumped underground as a battery to store power in reserve to be used during hot days and other times of peak demand. Using hydraulic fracturing technology, typically employed by the oil and gas industry, water is […]

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Mar 21st 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
El Paso International Airport

El Paso councilmembers unanimously approved a $178 million five-year capital improvement plan (CIP) for the city’s international airport on March 14. The plan is divided into three sections for short-term construction projects, mid-term design projects, and long-term programmed projects. A three-phase $25 million project to remediate Runway 8 and its five-node intersection tops the list […]

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Mar 21st 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Shinkansen Bullet Train

The Texas Supreme Court is expected to decide the future of a high-speed railway connection between the state’s two most powerful economic centers by this summer. The Texas Central Railway (Texas Central) aims to connect the Dallas and Houston areas with sub-90 minute passenger rail service. However, this plan — developed by a Japanese company […]

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Mar 21st 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Oklahoma – The states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma have entered a partnership to establish a regional hub for development, production, and use of clean hydrogen as fuel and feedstock, which is raw material for manufacturing. In entering the agreement, the states intend to compete as a unit for a portion of $8 billion funding established […]

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Mar 21st 2022 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
Davie County Water Treatment Plant

North Carolina – The State Water Infrastructure Authority of North Carolina authorized $164 million in financial assistance to help fund 76 water and wastewater projects throughout the state. These projects are funded through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, Drinking Water and Wastewater State Reserves, and the Viable Utility Reserve. Some […]

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Mar 11th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Wisconsin – The state’s Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will distribute $15 million in grants and loans for five freight rail projects worth an estimated $24.4 million. The projects will enhance safety by replacing timber bridges, improving crossings, and allowing emergency vehicle access. WisDOT awarded the city of Madison more than $3 million to replace Bridge 259 […]

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Feb 28th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The Georgetown City Council unanimously approved a 10-year parks master plan that identifies multiple improvements and additions to the city’s parks and recreation inventory including a recreation center and a new park on the southeast side of the city. Working with city consultants, the Georgetown Parks and Recreation Advisory Board helped develop the plan that […]

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Feb 28th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Border Trade Advisory Committee meeting

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) staff and engineers presented acute traffic safety issues and trends in the Texas-Mexico border region and beyond at the first Border Trade Advisory Committee (BTAC) meeting of 2022. In a presentation to BTAC on February 24, TxDOT highlighted the need for local and regional transportation authorities to work collaboratively to […]

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