Dec 2nd 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Zilker Park lawn. Courtesy of Austin Parks Foundation.

The City of Austin has released a draft of the Zilker Metropolitan Park Vision Plan to the public. The draft will be open for comment until January 8. The 351-acre park’s vision plan features four main pieces: a land bridge connecting the north and south sides of Barton Springs Road; 91 acres of ecological uplift […]

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Dec 2nd 2022 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
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California – The California Public Utilities Commission approved a $1 billion vehicle electrification charging project, most of which will be devoted to accelerating the number of midsize and heavy-duty trucks on state roads. The cost of the five-year program will be spread out among utility ratepayers across California with 70 percent of funds being devoted to […]

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Dec 2nd 2022 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Minnesota — The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) announced $191 million in grants and loans for water and infrastructure repairs in 29 communities. The funding came from the PFA’s Clean Water and Drinking Water revolving loan funds (CWRF), the Water Infrastructure Fund (WIF) grants, and Point Source Implementation (PSI) Grants programs. The highest-funded clean water projects in […]

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Dec 2nd 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington D.C. — The capital city released the DC Build Back Better Infrastructure Task Force report to outline how the city will use $3 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The report includes 17 project proposals for the task force to consider. Recommendations for the task force include: Transforming the North Capitol Street […]

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Nov 18th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Cincinnati — The Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project will build a companion bridge alongside the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor which connects Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky. Infrastructure improvements on one mile of Ohio corridor and three miles of Kentucky corridor are planned for this project. Proposed improvements include refining entrance and exit ramps on Third, Fourth, […]

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Nov 18th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Texas Government Insider, Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Pflugerville City Council approved a $146 million contract to expand the city’s surface water treatment plant with construction set to begin in 2023 and an estimated completion in 2026. The plant upgrade will increase water capacity and address damage caused by invasive hydrilla and zebra mussel infestations in Lake Pflugerville. The expanded water capacity […]

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Nov 11th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

Dallas City Council approval is pending for a master plan to redevelop Hensley Field into a new walkable community. The unused former Naval Air Station will be converted into a community with more than 6,800 new homes, 12,000 jobs, parks, waterfront trails and marina, school, recycling and compost facility, grocery store, and possible film studio. […]

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Nov 11th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

New York — Nearly $300 million is being awarded to fund critical water infrastructure projects across the state. The funding is coming from the Water Infrastructure Improvement Grant, Intermunicipal Grant, Green Innovation Grant, and Engineering Planning Grant programs. These grants are awarded by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. and are part of the […]

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Nov 11th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Texas Government Insider, Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration has chosen 41 port projects to share a record $703 million in the latest round of its Port Infrastructure Development grants program. The funds are spread among 22 states and American Samoa. More than 60 percent of the grants announced will go to ports in historically disadvantaged […]

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Oct 28th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Florida — The city of Sarasota is teaming up with the Van Wezel Foundation to initiate a performing arts center. The city and foundation have selected a task force to recruit and select an architect to design the facility as part of The Bay, a 53-acre bayfront site downtown. The search for an architect is funded […]

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Oct 19th 2022 | Posted in Federal, Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration awarded the first round of grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Bridge Investment Program. The first round of planning grants will provide $18.4 million to 23 projects in 23 states that improve safety, support economic competition, and provide resilient highway infrastructure to withstand the effects […]

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Oct 14th 2022 | Posted in Federal, State, Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has approved its Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds’ 2023 Intended Use Plans (IUP). The plans detail how the agency intends to utilize $222.3 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA funds will be allocated as additional capitalization grants to the states. Texas expects […]

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Oct 7th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Texas Government Insider, Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The city of Austin Corridor Program Office (CPO) provided an update and memo to Austin City Council October 4 on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 status of the 2016 Bond-funded Corridor Construction Program (CCP) designed to enhance safety, connectivity and mobility on nine key Austin corridors. Key updates in the memo include: Thirteen large corridor […]

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Oct 5th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Technology, Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting applications for two programs that will make approximately $160 million available annually for the next five years. The first program is the new Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. The SMART Grants Program will offer up to $100 million in grants annually over […]

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Oct 5th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Texas Government Insider by Texas Government Insider

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) approved its final method of distribution during an August 16 board of directors meeting for $488 million in federal funding for storm resiliency improvement projects across the 13 counties it serves. H-GAC also approved a plan that sends over $10.7 million in reallocated funds to the city of Houston. The […]

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Oct 5th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure, Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Virginia – The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has released a draft rail plan for public comment. The 2022 Virginia Statewide Rail Plan is an updated version of the previous plan, published in 2018. According to the draft rail plan, the commonwealth seeks to invest $5.8 billion in 93 freight rail and […]

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Sep 16th 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

The city of Fort Worth has approved a design firm for the first phase of the renovation of the city-owned convention center. This phase is expected to begin construction in mid-2023 and be completed in 2026. The expansion project will take place in two phases and the facility will remain operational during both. The first […]

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Sep 16th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Florida – Tampa International Airport (TPA) is ready to begin Phase III of its Master Plan and build a new Airside D. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board of Directors approved the Aviation Authority’s Fiscal Year 2023 Capital and Operating Budget, which includes the new $787.4 million terminal. The Airside D project was originally slated to begin in 2021 […]

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Sep 9th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline

Florida – The Brevard Zoo’s $100 million aquarium project at Port Canaveral is scheduled to be open by February 2027. The 14-acre aquarium project should have 90 percent of the design phase completed by the beginning of September. Zoo executives have said they plan to begin construction of the project by September 2024. The aquarium lost […]

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Sep 2nd 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
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The adoption of Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) will advance a record $85 billion, 10-year statewide roadway construction plan. The 2023 UTP reflects an unprecedented level of projected transportation funding dedicated to improving transportation safety, addressing congestion and rural connectivity, and preserving roadways for Texas drivers. The UTP funds will coincide with […]

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Sep 2nd 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
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Minnesota – The Beltrami County Jail Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study has been completed and the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners met on August 24 to discuss the findings. Recent inspections of the jail have revealed a lack of storage space, a central control area, proper visitation spaces, staff training spaces, and program spaces for inmates. In order […]

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Aug 26th 2022 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
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The city’s Stormwater Management Department is proposing spending $136 million over five years to mitigate flood risk, ensure system reliability by replacing aging infrastructure and facilities, and produce new flood maps. The city’s drainage system includes over 900 miles of underground pipe, approximately 230 miles of the engineered drainage channel, over 35,000 drainage inlets, and […]

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Aug 19th 2022 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
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Dallas County commissioners have agreed to move forward with a study on whether to renovate or build a new county jail. There also will be the formation of a building study committee to review the current state of the jail and criminal courthouse, including infrastructure, environmental concerns, safety issues, capacity for operations, current work processes […]

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Jul 20th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released a plan that would spend $85 billion over the next decade to improve its transportation infrastructure. The Unified Transportation Plan proposes freeway expansions in Texas’ major cities, as well as fixing both little and big streets across rural and urban areas. The plan directs federal and state […]

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Jul 8th 2022 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The city of Houston’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget began July 1, totaling $5.7 billion. The city also updated its five-year capital improvement plan (CIP). The five-year CIP is revised annually to include new projects, reflect changes in priorities, and extend the plan an additional year. The first year of the plan is the city’s current […]

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