Aug 25th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

A new survey has identified 16 hazard mitigation projects totaling $3 billion that would reduce flood risks to people and property in the Upper San Jacinto River regional watershed. The Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery County, the city of Houston, and the San Jacinto River Authority partnered on the San Jacinto River Regional Watershed […]

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Aug 25th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Staff at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) presented a draft 2021 Regional Plan on August 14 that features $177 billion in projects and initiatives to address traffic congestion, social equity, and state and federal mandates. Titled San Diego Forward, the plan outlines a vision for San Diego transportation over 30 years. Its […]

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Aug 14th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Rural water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the country will benefit from $462 million in financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency is funding 161 projects that will improve the infrastructure that provides safe drinking water and wastewater management facilities in small towns and cities. USDA will loan $53.58 […]

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Aug 10th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) will receive $413 million in state funding for the design and construction of the Lake Ralph Hall Reservoir. On August 5, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a $398 million increase in multi-year board participation financing and amended a previous resolution to authorize a $15 million increase […]

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Jul 17th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Pharr water treatment plant

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $37.71 million to assist the city of Pharr in financing water and wastewater system improvements. Pharr will use more than $19.83 million from TWDB’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund to install approximately 13,500 linear feet of gravity sewer lines and force mains and decommission three lift stations and […]

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Jul 10th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Washington – The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission took a straw poll in which more than half its members voted for the development of a new airport, possibly in the south Puget Sound area. Fourteen out of 25 commissioners cast non-binding votes to expand or improve one or more existing airports and provide commercial and freight service […]

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Jul 2nd 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust pipeline

Oklahoma – The state’s water resources board awarded $129 million to the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust for water and wastewater system improvements on June 16. The trust requested $74 million from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to replace a balancing tank along the Atoka pipeline and install emergency generators at […]

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Jul 2nd 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Rendering of Garland's downtown square

The city of Garland released new concept renderings that provide an early look at plans to redevelop the city’s downtown square with green space and a playground. By transforming the square into a pedestrian-friendly recreation space, city leaders hope to turn it into a destination that welcomes the public and invigorates Garland’s historic downtown. The […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider
Taylor County courthouse

The Texas Historical Commission approved more than $20.03 million in state grants for the full restoration, planning of renovations, or emergency projects at nine county courthouses on June 17. Taylor County will receive $5.98 million to restore its 1915 three-story brick courthouse by removing a non-historic addition, above-grade utilities, and asphalt that currently extends to […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Rendering of 'Downtown 10' project in El Paso

Texas transportation officials are starting project planning for the $750 million Interstate 10 expansion in downtown El Paso. At a virtual meeting June 25, they provided details on the 5.6-mile “Downtown 10” expansion from Executive Center Boulevard to Loop 478 (Copia Street). The proposed improvements include reconstruction of the mainlanes, retaining walls, bridges, ramps, and […]

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Jun 19th 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Port of Houston Barbours Cut Terminal

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a $79.47 million grant for the Port of Houston’s Barbours Cut Restoration and Upgrade Project on June 18. Funding from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program will go toward the port’s $198.68 million project to restore and strengthen approximately 2,700 linear feet of wharf and […]

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Jun 19th 2020 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of New Jersey wind port concept at full build out

New Jersey – Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to develop a $300 million to $400 million wind port that will provide a location for staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind projects on the East Coast. The New Jersey Wind Port will be located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, on an artificial island on […]

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Jun 12th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
Map of 72-inch Water Line project

The city of Houston Public Works Department will start a series of procurements later this year for a $45 million 72-inch water line project that is split into several sections. Beginning in fall 2020, the department will advertise construction of the water line section from Crawford to Mt. Vernon that will provide waterlines, sanitary and […]

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Jun 12th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – The Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority is seeking recognition as a new agency from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the addition of its Valley Link plan to the Measure BB Transportation Expenditure Plan. It also is asking the ACTC to remove the $400 million Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to Livermore […]

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Jun 12th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline
Lake Powell

Utah – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently issued a draft environmental impact statement that reports the Lake Powell Pipeline project is the only alternative that will meet the water needs of Washington County by 2060. The proposed pipeline will transport water from Lake Powell through an approximately 140-mile buried pipeline to Washington County. Five pump […]

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Jun 5th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of IndyGo Purple Line station

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $891 million to 12 transit infrastructure projects across the nation on May 29. FTA awarded $100 million to the 2.6-mile extension of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) heavy rail system to the Westwood/Veterans Hospital area. The project includes the construction of two stations. The […]

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Jun 5th 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of Canastota pocket neighborhood

New York – The state is working on a $300 million plan to repair damaged wetlands along the Erie Canal and develop it into a tourist destination. The effort is part of the state’s Reimagine the Canals initiative that aims to revive floodways and foster new hydrologic connections to replenish three wetlands and benefit farmland irrigation. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will […]

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May 29th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Rendering of proposed Laredo Airport expansion

The city of Laredo plans to use $18.5 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to expedite expansion of the Laredo International Airport. Previous attempts to secure federal funding to expand the airport met with little success, but the city sees the CARES funding as an opportunity to jumpstart the project. […]

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May 22nd 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The city of Fulshear is planning a new wastewater treatment plant to address population growth that is projected to jump from 29,090 residents in its wastewater service area in 2021 to an estimated 88,794 by 2036. In his State of the City address on May 18, Fulshear’s mayor said the city is establishing a partnership […]

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May 22nd 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Area of Caltrans rail tunnel feasibility study

California – Caltrans released a feasibility study on May 14 that focused on a double-track railroad tunnel through Miramar Hill and a multimodal transit station at the University Town Center (UTC) area of San Diego. The study results showed that the new route would reduce vehicle traffic, shorten rail travel times, and decrease greenhouse emissions. As part of a settlement with the Cleveland National Forest Foundation that resulted from Caltrans’ unsuccessful plans to widen Interstate […]

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May 15th 2020 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider
Colony Park rendering

The city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department recently issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for professional architectural services to design a new Colony Park Aquatic Facility and redevelop the Givens Aquatic Facility. Consultants will construct these new pool facilities while taking into account aquatic assessment recommendations from 2014 and the City Council-approved aquatic master […]

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May 15th 2020 | Posted in Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline
Proposed site of Henderson Event Center

Nevada – The city of Henderson released an economic impact study on a proposed 6,000-seat events center to replace the city’s weather-damaged Henderson Pavilion. If approved, the Henderson Event Center would replace the pavilion and generate an estimated annual economic impact between $17.2 million and $26 million, annual wages and salaries of venue personnel between $6.3 […]

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May 8th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider
San Antonio Water System headquarters

The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is seeking consulting services for three water and wastewater infrastructure projects and one engineering work order contract all under its 2020 Production Facilities Improvements Project. SAWS anticipates awarding a contract to more than one consultant as a result of this request for qualifications (RFQ). An $8 million rehabilitation of […]

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