Oct 4th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Nearly $1.72 billion in capital improvements at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) are queuing up for funding over the next five years. Among the ABIA projects under consideration are a new $325 million terminal processor. The 863,000-square-foot building would process ticketing, security, and baggage. Construction of a new $106.8 million taxiway delta is scheduled to begin […]

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Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Representatives from the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) updated the Collin County Commissioners Court on the agency’s five-year plan that includes more than $1 billion in improvements and construction. Commissioners welcomed NTTA officials at the court’s September 23 meeting where they heard about the plan that would add 200 miles of road lanes including extensions […]

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Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

Members of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will consider requests for several multi-million dollar loans to finance water and wastewater projects at their October 3 board meeting. The city of Austin is seeking a $67.83 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for construction of water system improvements at its North Austin […]

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Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Virginia – Charlottesville leaders are considering a plan to consolidate administrations for the city, police department, and school services into a 200,000-square-foot office complex. Charlottesville’s city manager suggested the complex also could feature affordable housing, retail space, and 400 parking spaces. City and school administrative functions are spread across four locations, including the current City Hall […]

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Sep 23rd 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – LA Metro is expected to issue a request for proposals/qualifications (RFP/RFQ) in October to form a public-private partnership (P3) to design a $9.5 billion Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail project. The corridor would connect the San Fernando Valley to west Los Angeles and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The P3 project would allow private contractors […]

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Sep 13th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is working on an extensive design to widen Texas 99, or Grand Parkway, from Interstate 10 to FM 1093 in Houston. Total costs are estimated at $1.28 billion for the project that is split into several sections. Segments B, C, and D were included in the Unified Transportation Plan […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Councilmembers in Weatherford deliberated the feasibility of building a new a hotel-convention center at their work session August 27, and City Manager Sharon Hayes said they are looking for a private partner. After the passage of HB 4347 that consolidated 22 standalone bills into one piece of legislation, Weatherford is now eligible for a program […]

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

Pearland City Council approved design contracts August 26 to move forward on the construction of a $145 million water plant with an output of 10 million gallons per day (MGD). A $1.3 million contract for design work on the first phase of the surface water plant received approval. This phase includes construction of a raw […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

Florida – Fort Lauderdale’s failing drinking and wastewater systems are forcing officials to create a new utility action plan. A 2017 report estimated the water and wastewater systems will require $1.4 billion to fix. The plan includes $124 million to repair, or up to $280 million to replace, the Fiveash Regional Water Treatment Plant. Built in 1954, […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline

Indiana – The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor director said the port would embark on $20 million in projects over the next four years to increase its cargo handling capacity. The deepwater port on Lake Michigan will construct two rail yards to serve unit trains, a road connecting to the rail lines, and 1,800 feet of dock. […]

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Sep 9th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

A $77 billion state transportation plan was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission on August 29. The Unified Transportation Plan (UTP) will improve safety, address congestion and connectivity, and preserve roadways throughout the state over the next 10 years. Commission Chairman Bruce Bugg Jr. said the plan will target the state’s most critical congestion improvement […]

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Aug 26th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Grimes County commissioners approved a procurement timeline on August 14 for a $12.1 million justice center next to the county jail. Commissioners set a schedule that will begin with the release of bid plans on September 4. Submissions will be due October 10, and the bid award date will be October 30. Officials expect construction of […]

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Aug 26th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The Greater Conroe Economic Development Council (GCEDC) approved the sale of $23.7 million in bonds at its August 22 meeting to fund infrastructure improvements at the Conroe Park North Industrial Park. Construction of new streets, signals, and water and wastewater lines will serve the additional 610 acres the council acquired for the park in 2018. […]

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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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