Oct 19th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Dallas councilmembers approved a financing strategy on October 13 that could generate $2.2 billion in estimated revenues for a new or extensively renovated Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The city will focus on leveraging revenue bond capacity assured by local Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) generation, enacting an ordinance that results in the development of a […]

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Oct 11th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
El Paso International

Three Texas airports will receive $20.6 million in safety and infrastructure funding from the more than $479 million that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award to 123 projects across the nation. In an October 5 announcement, the FAA and U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) noted the grants will foster job creation and increased safety, […]

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Oct 11th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Borlaug Center

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) is advancing the $49 million renovation of the Borlaug Southern Crop Improvement Center to the design phase. About 85,000 square feet of Building 1513 at the center will be repurposed to house the Department of Nutrition and the Institute for Advancing Health through Agriculture. This renovation will create 24,000 […]

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Oct 11th 2021 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Vermont – The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) in Vermont plans to disperse $100 million from the $2.7 billion the state will receive in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to various water infrastructure projects across the state. ANR will administer ARPA funding to towns, commercial entities, and individuals to support five priority areas: Pretreatment projects […]

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Sep 30th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Forty-four infrastructure projects around the country are getting another chance for Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). INFRA Extra projects made it to the final round for funding under the 2021 INFRA competitive grant program but were not awarded due to a combination of overwhelming demand […]

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Sep 30th 2021 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Hensley Field rendering

The city of Dallas soon could issue a request for information (RFI) to identify potential anchor uses for Hensley Field, a site that holds potential for economic development and innovation but challenges in remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Consultants presented three scenarios for the Hensley Field master plan update to a Dallas City […]

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Sep 20th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
D2 Subway - East End option

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) continues to evaluate options for the eastern end of the $1.3 billion D2 Subway project as the agency prepares a staff recommendation for October to present to the Dallas City Council. On March 24, 2021, the Council directed the city to work in cooperation with DART, the North Central Texas […]

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Sep 20th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider
Bryan Army Reserve buildings

The Bryan City Council authorized the sale of more than $95 million in revenue bonds by Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) to finance multiple capital improvement projects. At their September 14 meeting, councilmembers approved the sale of $73.6 million in city revenue bonds for the construction of a $20 million BTU administration building, a $10 million […]

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Sep 20th 2021 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Virginia – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will direct $477 million in financial assistance to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District to help retire the 80-year-old Boat Harbor Treatment Plant to further reduce nutrients discharged to the James River Basin, which will support local water quality and Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. This award is the second installment […]

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Sep 8th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Illinois – The city of Chicago extended its deadline for submissions to 4 p.m. CDT September 30 on a request for information (RFI) that opened this spring regarding a new franchise agreement for electric utility service. In an earlier addendum, Chicago extended the deadline to July 30. Through the RFI process, for the first time in […]

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Aug 26th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

Connecticut – As it works to modernize the state’s electric grid, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is seeking written comments for innovation pilots. PURA is seeking comparisons of potential non-wires alternative (NWA) solutions against traditional distribution system capacity upgrades and other utility expenses. Written comments are due by 4 p.m. local time September 21. […]

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Aug 26th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
I-85 Bridge rebuild

Georgia – A host of improvements are advancing to the next stage of the 85 Study conducted by Gwinnett County and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) of an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 between interstates 285 and 985. Data collection and input from stakeholders as well as the community contributed to the advancement of several […]

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Aug 19th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
Ascension Parish - Prairieview High School illustration

Louisiana – Ascension Public Schools trustees authorized staff to re-bid the construction contract for a new Prairieview High School after previous bids came in over the district’s budget. The district budgeted $79.5 million for the new campus, but the lowest bid came in at $100 million due to rising construction costs. Under the new plan, the […]

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Aug 19th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

The city of Harlingen is entering the design phase for a new multimodal transit terminal with the selection of an architectural and engineering firm on August 4. In late 2019, Harlingen city commissioners approved the purchase of a county warehouse site to build a new public transit center. Since 2018, the property has been a […]

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Aug 19th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

El Paso Electric (EPE) will host a pre-bid webcast at 2 p.m. MDT/ 3 p.m. CDT August 24 in advance of accepting bids for short-term and long-term power generating and renewable energy. EPE is seeking renewable energy sources for its New Mexico customers by 2025 to meet increasing standards and projected energy demand there. Initial […]

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Aug 5th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Ketchikan International Airport

To accommodate projected passenger growth, add more space, and better configure space, the Ketchikan International Airport is planning an $89 million three-phase expansion. Reconfiguring the existing airport layout is the primary objective of the improvements to eliminate overlapping of arriving and departing passengers and sharing of lobby space by airlines and charters. The airport’s security […]

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Aug 5th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
LaGuardia Airport AirTrain rendering

New York – Timelines for the $2.1 billion AirTrain at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are on track with the recent environmental approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This final step, referred to as the Record of Decision, allows the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to proceed with its proposal to construct a rail […]

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Aug 5th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Brownwood event center rendering

The city of Brownwood intends to advertise for bids later this summer to construct a $8.9 million multipurpose event center and pavilion. One project goal is to create a new rentable multipurpose event space with indoor and outdoor components to help facilitate events and conventions that will bolster the local economy and business growth. Construction […]

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Aug 5th 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Austin Convention Center

Austin Convention Center representatives presented expansion options to the Downtown Commission on July 21 that included one alternative to demolish the existing center. A $1.3 billion plan includes the demolition and reconstruction of the existing center in the second and third phases. City staff members are developing a financial plan and proof of concept using […]

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Aug 5th 2021 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Brushy Creek Raw Water Pump Station Lake Travis

As the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) nears completion of the design phase of its $490.92 million water treatment and distribution project, it secured $194.4 million in financing from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) on July 22. TWDB approved financing from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas program for the construction of […]

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Jul 22nd 2021 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
Largo City Hall rendering

Florida – Largo city officials anticipate moving into a formal design development phase of the city’s $55 million project to develop a new city hall downtown. This new central facility is intended to promote the redevelopment of the West Bay Drive downtown corridor into mixed-use space in support of the city’s strategic initiatives of public health […]

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Jul 22nd 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) soon will begin solicitations for the largest improvement program in its history. AUS is set to advertise for bids this summer for a principal architect/engineer and start procurement for a project management/construction management consultant support in late 2021 as it embarks on its new Airport Expansion and Development Program (AEDP). The […]

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Jul 22nd 2021 | Posted in Energy by Texas Government Insider

In response to directives from the governor’s office to take steps to increase power generation capacity and ensure reliability of the Texas power grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released a 60-point plan on July 13. The “Roadmap to Improving Grid Reliability” addresses operational improvements to the Texas power grid, including legislative changes, […]

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Jul 9th 2021 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
TWDB logo

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) unanimously adopted the 2022 State Water Plan on July 7 that contains $80 billion in strategies to meet water demand over the next 50 years. Regional water planning group members, agencies, and organizations helped develop the plan that projects a 73 percent population increase over the next 50 years, […]

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Jul 9th 2021 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Oregon State Capitol

Oregon – A deadly record-breaking heat wave, wildfires, and power outages spurred the Oregon Legislature to pass HB 2021 to support renewable energy and resiliency projects by establishing a clean energy standard. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature. The legislation appropriates $50 million to the Community Renewable Investment Fund for the Oregon Department of Energy […]

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