Aug 15th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Massachusetts – Reconstruction of the Natick Center is expected to begin early next year on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station. The $40 million project will go out to bid this month, and a contractor will be selected after a 90-day period. State and federal money will fund the reconstruction, which is part […]

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Aug 15th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pacheco Creek

California – Officials at the Santa Clara Valley Water District are planning the construction of a $1 billion dam and reservoir near Pacheco Pass to serve their 1.9 million Silicon Valley residents and avoid water shortages during future droughts. A new study from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation recommends several improvement projects […]

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

Houston officials recently announced that the city will receive federal funding for two of the city’s large-scale flood mitigation projects almost two years after Hurricane Harvey. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award $46.9 million to the first phase of the Inwood Forest Stormwater Detention Basin Project and the initial phase of the $47.1 […]

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Aug 9th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The city of McKinney parks system will benefit from several park construction and improvement projects set to begin this fall and in early 2020. Construction of Cottonwood Park renovations is expected to begin later this year. This project will include renovations and upgrades to park amenities currently on the site including a multi-use court, pavilion, […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

New York – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a 15-year program to extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project (NPP). The NPP supplies 10 percent of New York State’s energy, and the new program aims to help the state achieve its clean energy goals with modern power equipment and technology. The New York Power Authority […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation is considering a plan to commit $300 million for each of the next two years to reduce highway deaths. The Texas Transportation Commission instructed the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to find ways to lower by half the number of roadway fatalities, which number about 3,900 annually, by 2050. TxDOT […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

The city of Houston will expedite $2 billion in improvements to its sanitary sewer system over the next 15 years under an agreement with state and federal regulators approved by City Council on July 24. Damaged and clogged pipes in the city’s 6,000-mile sewer system caused sewage overflows in violation of the Clean Water Act, […]

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Jul 25th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that more than $400 million is still available to help rural businesses lower their energy costs. The USDA is encouraging farmers, small businesses, and agricultural producers to apply for financing that could help with renewable energy systems and energy efficiency upgrades. The funding is provided through […]

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

Michigan – Transit planners revealed ideas for projects across several counties as part of their 2020 to 2045 vision. The plan calls for $10 billion in projects that include new rail lines, bus rapid transit routes, airport services, and more. The potential projects would require $4 billion for near-term priorities, and $5.7 billion for aspirational goals in Washtenaw, Wayne, […]

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Jul 19th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) granted preliminary approval on July 15 to fund $600 million in transportation projects in the Permian Basin. Of that amount, about $243 million will be directed to Interstate 20 from Odessa to Midland to reconstruct frontage roads, ramps, U-turns, and interchanges and convert frontage roads to one-way functions. Additional I-20 […]

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Jul 17th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

North Carolina – The North Carolina Turnpike Authority has a plan to improve travel with $2.2 billion in toll lanes. The plan focuses on major roadways in the southern and eastern sides of the Charlotte region, and will allow for faster travel between Monroe, Rock Hill, Chester, and into Charlotte. All three parts of the plan could […]

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Jul 12th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Kristin Gordon
Texas Capital Complex rendering

A $895 million renovation is reshaping downtown Austin as the Texas Capitol Complex Plan consolidates all state agencies into 1.5 million square feet of space in four new buildings north of the Capitol. The first phase of the plan started in 2018. The $581.2 million phase features one new 416,000-square-foot office building at 1601 Congress […]

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Jul 12th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

After securing $54 million in certificates of obligation earlier this year, Potter County commissioners recently approved a $4 million contract for design services for a new county courthouse building. Architects will be responsible for developing the courthouse design as well as construction and bid documents. The $64 million project would build a new courts building […]

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Jul 11th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $192 million in 29 states for rural water infrastructure. The investment is being made through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, which funds drinking water, stormwater drainage, and waste disposal systems projects in rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. States include […]

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Jul 8th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

New York – Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the state is soliciting a request for proposals (RFP) to develop the World Trade Center Site 5. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued the RFP, which calls for a developer to lease or purchase and redevelop the […]

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Jun 28th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Walter E. Long Park master plan rendering

Walter E. Long Park in Austin could get $800 million in new amenities including a planetarium, Ferris wheel, and water sports zone after the city’s Parks and Recreation Board unanimously approved a new master plan for the east Austin park on June 25. The first phase of the plan, if approved by the Austin City […]

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Jun 26th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline

Louisiana – State transportation leaders are seeking a consultant to help them chart a path toward designing and building an estimated $1 billion bridge in Baton Rouge that would cross the Mississippi River and alleviate traffic congestion on the Interstate 10 bridge. The state Legislature last year empowered the Capital Area Road and Bridge District to […]

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Jun 21st 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The city of Austin is facing a projected $20 million repair project for Shoal Creek after severe rains damaged both city land and private properties in May 2018. The devastation of an approximately 300-foot portion of the bank collapsed into Shoal Creek causing a variety of issues including landslides and busted wastewater lines and leaving […]

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Jun 19th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Arizona – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one step closer to getting some much-needed improvements. On June 11, the Phoenix City Council approved the airport’s Comprehensive Asset Management Plan (CAMP), estimated at $5.7 billion over the next 20 years. The plan calls for improvements to the airport’s terminals, roadways, and support facilities. The next step […]

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Jun 7th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Officials at the City of Pearland are planning to build a new, freestanding Westside Library to open in late 2022 in a $60 million tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) at Shadow Creek Parkway and Kirby Drive. The estimated $14.5 million branch library would be almost four times the size of the current library, which is […]

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Jun 5th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Design efforts are underway on the State Route 94/State Route 125 interchange project that is estimated to cost $105 million. Caltrans, the state’s transportation agency, is leading the project, and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is pledging $16.24 million from its FY 2020 draft budget toward the 2-mile segment that will provide […]

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May 29th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Colorado – The Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have set course on a request for proposals (RFP) this summer for a feasibility study on a proposed 173-mile passenger rail system linking Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins to Denver. Through this study, the Passenger Rail Commission […]

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May 24th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Momentum is building for a proposed expansion of the Austin Convention Center with a unanimous vote by the City Council for a $1.2 billion plan on May 23. Council members authorized city staff members to research financing for the expansion as the next step in the process. The council’s vote represents a recent shift in support […]

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May 17th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Aransas County Courthouse in 2014

Commissioners in Aransas County jumpstarted the Downtown Anchor Project by withdrawing all requests for qualifications (RFQ) for architect proposals at their meeting on May 13 . Rockport councilmembers were expected to follow suit. The project, which includes a new Aransas County courthouse and Rockport city hall, received commissioners’ approval to rebid the RFQ and allow […]

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May 14th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington – The 2019 Legislative Session came to an end over the weekend with lawmakers in Washington State supporting House Bill 1160, an appropriations bill that will provide $9.98 billion towards transportation projects over the 2019-2021 biennium. Funding from HB1160 will support a preliminary plan for the Cascadia Rail service that was unveiled in 2018. The […]

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