Jun 17th 2024 | Posted in Infrastructure, Opportunities, Water Projects by Dave Doolittle
ivan bandura Ac97OqAWDvg unsplash 2 340x240 Bryan hires designer for wastewater treatment plant expansion project
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The city of Bryan has selected a partner to design the Thompson’s Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (TCWWTP) expansion project. The designer will receive $3.3 million to manage the project, conduct preliminary investigations, oversee the bid phase and provide architectural services. Construction is anticipated to begin in August 2025. No cost estimate has been released. The […]

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Aug 8th 2023 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
solar 340x240 CPS Energy looks to expansion of community solar projects

CPS Energy, owned by the city of San Antonio, will launch a request for proposals soon for up to 50 megawatts of additional community solar arrays, up from six megawatts capacity today. The utility aims to secure federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. An alternative to home solar panels, a community solar farm allows […]

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Aug 8th 2023 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
reservoir 340x234 Department of Interior investing $152M to expand water storage in the west

The Department of the Interior announced a $152 million investment under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to bring clean, reliable drinking water to communities across the West. Six water storage and conveyance projects are expected to develop at least 1.7 million acre-feet of additional water storage in California, Colorado and Washington. That will be enough water […]

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Jul 19th 2023 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities, Water Projects by Mary Scott Nabers
water treatment plant pixabay 340x240 Water infrastructure projects face almost no funding shortages anywhere in the U.S.
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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocated the largest amount of funding ever to be invested in the country’s water resources.  More than $50 billion was earmarked to specifically improve the country’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure. In addition to that funding, almost every state has also increased its funding commitments to improving water infrastructure.  Water […]

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Jun 30th 2023 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
solar 340x240 Waco looks for ways to convert trash sites to energy providers

Is it possible to build solar farms on three closed landfill sites? Waco intends to find out by conducting a feasibility study for the project. Bids for the solar farm construction could open in mid-2024, with construction beginning when the 238-acre Waco Regional Landfill closes in 2025. City officials indicated they would like to partner […]

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Jun 30th 2023 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
pixabay faucet water 340x240 Recycled water projects to deliver benefits to South Sacramento County

California — The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) received a $227.5 million boost to help construct the Harvest Water Program, a conjunctive-use project that will supply treated wastewater to agricultural lands and provide wildlife habitats in southern Sacramento County. This is the first project in the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) to complete Proposition […]

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Jun 21st 2023 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pixabay power grid 340x240 $7.3B Grid Modernization Plan furthers California climate goal

California — The Board of Governors for the California Independent System Operation (CAISO) recently approved a strategy to build thousands of miles of high-voltage transmission lines. The $7.3 billion Grid Modernization Plan works toward decarbonizing energy consumption and providing enough transmission to connect clean energy sources to the grid. California set a goal to have a […]

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Jun 2nd 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
downtown mckinney tx visitmckinney 340x240 McKinney takes next step to revitalize downtown

The city of McKinney took a step closer to redeveloping downtown city-owned buildings as officials have agreed to release an open-ended request for qualifications to developers. The formalized document will advertise the redevelopment opportunity and is expected to be released later in June, with an August submission deadline. With the new City Hall scheduled to […]

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May 19th 2023 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Pixabay road closed sign 340x240 Williamson County cities make pitch for bond funding

Williamson County residents could soon decide whether a host of transportation projects receive funding later this year. The Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee will present recommended projects by June 27. Several cities have received approval from their respective city councils to submit projects to the county’s bond committee. Georgetown is proposing work on widening SE […]

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May 19th 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pexels pool 340x240 Port Townsend considers new pool; may cost up to $52M

Washington State — Port Townsend presented a preliminary estimate of the cost of a new pool and recreation center at a recent meeting. The estimate for the base option, a 34,000-square-foot facility, is $37.6 million, including $15.7 million for building construction and $3.9 million for site work. Contingency and soft costs make up the remainder of […]

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May 10th 2023 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Pixabay power grid 340x240 Aging substations to be replaced with $125M project

Oregon — The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) has announced plans to replace 10 substations over the next decade as part of its Capital Investment Plan to update its electric grid and bring its aging infrastructure up to modern standards. The Currin substation, which is the “Grand Central Station” of EWEB’s electrical grid, will be the […]

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May 10th 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Port of Galveston 340x240 Texas Port Authority Advisory Committee identifies critical projects worth $9.6B

The Port Authority Advisory Committee (PAAC) has developed a Port Mission Plan for years 2024-2025 that outlines funding needs for inland connectivity projects that serve the Texas ports, planned facility investments for public ports between the years 2021-2025, and eight authorized ship channel improvement projects. The plan has identified over $9.67 billion in funding needs […]

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Apr 20th 2023 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
unsplash water faucet leaking 340x240 California gets $307M to help solve water problems

California is getting an infusion of $307 million to fix pipes, install new bypass channels, repair fish ladders, refurbish values, and improve pumps, turbines and motors. Funding will come from the Inflation Reduction Act and an infrastructure bill approved by the U.S. Congress. The 24 California projects will join a total of 83 projects in […]

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Apr 20th 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline
street construction work pixabay 340x240 Capital Improvement Program proposes to spend $379M

Maryland — The Howard County Council will soon consider the 2024 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), a plan that seeks $379 million in funding for education, flood control and stormwater management, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, road maintenance, public safety and other needs of the city. The CIP calls for capital projects to be funded through a combination […]

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Apr 6th 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline
brookley by the bay city of mobile al 340x240 New waterfront development for Mobile
Artist rendering of Brookley by the Bay. Courtesy of the city of Mobile.

A master plan has been created to transform 98-acre waterfront land in Alabama into a biodiverse park called Brookley by the Bay. The project aims to restore the site’s ecosystem while creating a gathering place for the city. The vision includes a performance pavilion for events, a kayak launch, playgrounds, hiking trails, public beach access […]

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Mar 24th 2023 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Oregon Deparmtent of Transportation 340x240 ODOT releases draft of $3.3B Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
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The Oregon Transportation Commission has proposed spending 30% of $3.3 billion to fix roads, bridges and public transportation according to a released draft of its 2024-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will spend 24% on public and active transportation. Every three years, the commission puts together the STIP that […]

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Mar 10th 2023 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
panther island cc cropped 340x240 Modified Central City Project receives $20M in FY 2023 Work Plan
USACE Flood Control Project - Central City. Courtesy of pantherislandcc.com.

The Fort Worth District received $20 million to continue the design of the Modified Central City project, also known as the Panther Island project, to reduce flood risk. The new funding will be used to complete three isolation gates and a stormwater pump station beyond the initial design. The funding comes from the U.S. Army […]

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Mar 10th 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
tarrant county sherriff s office 340x240 Tarrant County requests feasibility study for Law Enforcement Training Center
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office. Courtesy of tarrantcounty.com

Tarrant County Commissioners plan to perform a feasibility study at $108,291 for a Law Enforcement Training Center that will provide training and education for its current and future Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) staff. The current 41,717-square-foot TCSO training center is located at the Tarrant County Resource Connection. The training center only occupies more than […]

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Mar 8th 2023 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
san antonio airport rendering 340x240 New terminal design presented for San Antonio International Airport
A rendering proposal of what the front entrance of the terminal would look like. Courtesy of the San Antonio International Airport

San Antonio International Airport officials presented a $2.5 billion plan on Feb. 15 that proposes a third terminal. Construction could begin as early as 2024 on the new terminal at the airport. A pre-solicitation briefing for a construction manager at risk for the new terminal facility will take place in the spring or summer of […]

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Mar 8th 2023 | Posted in Energy, Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Pixabay charging station 340x240 City of Irving approves EV charging needs assessment

The Irving City Council on Feb. 9, approved an electric vehicle (EV) charging needs assessment. The assessment will provide data-driven insight to build a charging infrastructure strategy based on current and future EV driver needs, including within disadvantaged communities. The City Council’s Transportation and Natural Resources Committee will use this data to develop a comprehensive […]

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Mar 8th 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline
Chelan Douglas Port Authority 340x240 Chelan Douglas Port Authority moves forward with sports complex
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Washington — The Chelan Douglas Port Authority will enter into a written agreement, or interlocal agreement, with all partners who’ve agreed to pay for a feasibility study on a regional sports complex. Partners include the cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, Chelan and Douglas Counties, the Port Authority and a group known as a public facilities […]

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Mar 8th 2023 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
charlotte douglas international airport 340x240 Federal Aviation Administration awards $1B through Airport Terminal Program
Courtesy of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding nearly $1 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 99 airports across the country. The investments will be received by airports in 47 states and two territories. Funding will improve the passenger experience by investing in new baggage systems, larger security checkpoints and improved ground transportation. Other projects increase […]

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Feb 15th 2023 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Houston Spaceport 960 x 640 340x240 Houston Spaceport releases plans for Phase 2 development

The Houston Spaceport plans to add new tenants and release plans for a customer-focused Phase 2 development. The spaceport launches and lands suborbital, reusable launch vehicles as well as office spaces located on the southeast side of Ellington Airport. Currently, the spaceport has leased land to three major tenants that are in different stages of […]

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Feb 15th 2023 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
guadalupe river center 340x240 Guadalupe River Authority seeking funds for community center
Rendering of the proposed community center. Courtesy of the Guadalupe River Center Foundation.

The Guadalupe River Center Foundation is in its first phase of fundraising for a community center that includes a marina with rental kayaks, sailboats and paddleboats, three classrooms, a community gathering place, and a full commercial kitchen and a coffee bar. The foundation wants to raise $13.5 million by selling the naming rights to portions of the […]

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