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

Illinois – The Metra board approved $386.8 million in capital spending in 2021 to invest in railcars, locomotives, bridges, and stations. More than half of the capital funding will go towards major projects, including: $69.9 million for locomotive and car rehabilitation. Metra will fund programs to overhaul 21 recently purchased Amtrak locomotives and upgrade locomotives with […]

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Nov 16th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Los Angeles World Airports released a draft environmental impact report for the Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that includes additional gates, a people mover, and roadway improvements. The project will replace inefficient and outdated remote gates with new, state-of-the-art facilities, reduce congestion around LAX with new roadways, and […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

New Jersey – Amid public opposition to a gas-fired power plant, New Jersey Transit is planning procurements for the construction of a $557 million renewable energy plant in Kearny. Designed to improve system resiliency, the plant will provide a reserve power system drawing from solar and battery storage rather than natural gas. The transit authority will […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Port of Los Angeles

California – The city of Los Angeles Harbor Department is considering public-private partnership (P3) models to accelerate the deployment of zero emission (ZE) trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. In a recently released request for information (RFI), the department noted its goal of achieving 100 percent zero emission drayage trucks in the San Pedro Bay […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline
Perth Amboy Station rendering

New Jersey – More than $11.2 billion in capital projects was approved by the NJ Transit board of directors on October 21. The board adopted a Five-Year Capital Plan that contains two sets of projects – the first set includes $11.21 billion of projects already funded by existing or expected resources. The second set identifies another […]

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Oct 28th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
DART Silver Line - Addison station rendering

The town of Addison selected a real estate broker as it prepares to release a master developer solicitation for a $500 million transit-oriented development around the future Silver Line Rail Station operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Addison has been planning this development for years, highlighted by its Addison Circle Special Area Study. Potential […]

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Oct 28th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
T.E. Maxson WWTP

Tennessee – The city of Memphis is planning several upgrades to the T.E. Maxson Wastewater Treatment Facility to expand biological treatment capacity and improve processing of biosolids. A $156 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will help the facility achieve new federal permit requirements for effluent disinfection […]

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Oct 19th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) expects to procure a second contractor in the next six to nine months for the Cotton Belt Veloweb Trail. The contractor will be responsible for building critical sections of the 26-mile regional bicycle-pedestrian trail that will run parallel to the Silver Line and connect seven cities across three North Texas […]

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Oct 13th 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Universal City - Aviation District Master Plan rendering

The city of Universal City is aiming to revitalize the East Aviation District, a commercial thoroughfare that serves as a gateway into Randolph Air Force Base. A recently unveiled Aviation District Master Plan outlined a four-phase mixed-use development of retail, residential, entertainment, and community amenities that, together, form a well-defined town center offering life at […]

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Oct 13th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has designated its initial voting members of Texas’ first-ever regional flood planning groups that represent the state’s 15 flood planning regions. The groups are responsible for developing regional flood plans due to the TWDB by January 2023. The regional plans will culminate in the state’s inaugural flood plan by September 2024. […]

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Oct 13th 2020 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

CPS (City Public Service) Energy, San Antonio’s city-owned utility, is planning to issue its official request for proposals (RFP) for the FlexPower Bundle energy projects later this year. CPS had been running a request for information, that was due by August 31, in preparation for the upcoming solicitation for its FlexPOWER Bundle and FlexSTEP initiatives. These […]

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Oct 13th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
NJ - Airtrain Newark2

New Jersey – Transportation commissioners are considering a monorail to operate in the median of the Garden State Parkway after determining that construction of additional lanes is not feasible in the northern sections of the major thoroughfare. The commissioner advocating for the monorail system pointed to the state’s recent NJ Transit innovation challenge as an example […]

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Aug 25th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

A new survey has identified 16 hazard mitigation projects totaling $3 billion that would reduce flood risks to people and property in the Upper San Jacinto River regional watershed. The Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery County, the city of Houston, and the San Jacinto River Authority partnered on the San Jacinto River Regional Watershed […]

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Aug 25th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Staff at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) presented a draft 2021 Regional Plan on August 14 that features $177 billion in projects and initiatives to address traffic congestion, social equity, and state and federal mandates. Titled San Diego Forward, the plan outlines a vision for San Diego transportation over 30 years. Its […]

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Aug 14th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Rural water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the country will benefit from $462 million in financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency is funding 161 projects that will improve the infrastructure that provides safe drinking water and wastewater management facilities in small towns and cities. USDA will loan $53.58 […]

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Aug 10th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) will receive $413 million in state funding for the design and construction of the Lake Ralph Hall Reservoir. On August 5, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a $398 million increase in multi-year board participation financing and amended a previous resolution to authorize a $15 million increase […]

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Jul 17th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Pharr water treatment plant

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $37.71 million to assist the city of Pharr in financing water and wastewater system improvements. Pharr will use more than $19.83 million from TWDB’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund to install approximately 13,500 linear feet of gravity sewer lines and force mains and decommission three lift stations and […]

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Jul 10th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Washington – The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission took a straw poll in which more than half its members voted for the development of a new airport, possibly in the south Puget Sound area. Fourteen out of 25 commissioners cast non-binding votes to expand or improve one or more existing airports and provide commercial and freight service […]

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Jul 2nd 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust pipeline

Oklahoma – The state’s water resources board awarded $129 million to the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust for water and wastewater system improvements on June 16. The trust requested $74 million from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace a balancing tank along the Atoka pipeline and install emergency generators at […]

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Jul 2nd 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Rendering of Garland's downtown square

The city of Garland released new concept renderings that provide an early look at plans to redevelop the city’s downtown square with green space and a playground. By transforming the square into a pedestrian-friendly recreation space, city leaders hope to turn it into a destination that welcomes the public and invigorates Garland’s historic downtown. The […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Taylor County courthouse

The Texas Historical Commission approved more than $20.03 million in state grants for the full restoration, planning of renovations, or emergency projects at nine county courthouses on June 17. Taylor County will receive $5.98 million to restore its 1915 three-story brick courthouse by removing a non-historic addition, above-grade utilities, and asphalt that currently extends to […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Rendering of 'Downtown 10' project in El Paso

Texas transportation officials are starting project planning for the $750 million Interstate 10 expansion in downtown El Paso. At a virtual meeting June 25, they provided details on the 5.6-mile “Downtown 10” expansion from Executive Center Boulevard to Loop 478 (Copia Street). The proposed improvements include reconstruction of the mainlanes, retaining walls, bridges, ramps, and […]

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Jun 19th 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Port of Houston Barbours Cut Terminal

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a $79.47 million grant for the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Restoration and Upgrade Project on June 18. Funding from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program will go toward the port’s $198.68 million project to restore and strengthen approximately 2,700 linear feet of wharf and […]

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Jun 19th 2020 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of New Jersey wind port concept at full build out

New Jersey – Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to develop a $300 million to $400 million wind port that will provide a location for staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind projects on the East Coast. The New Jersey Wind Port will be located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, on an artificial island on […]

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