Jul 2nd 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The CARES ACT (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) passed by Congress created a sprawling, multi-faceted plan to combat COVID-19 and its debilitating effects on the U.S. economy. Signed into law in March, the $2 trillion relief package allocated funding for preserving jobs, backfilling government budgets, helping school districts, providing assistance for the unemployed and […]

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Jul 1st 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on America. Students of all ages will soon begin fall classes, and school officials are scrambling to ensure safety. Education leaders appear to be in total agreement about how to deliver instruction. Students will be taught through both online and in-person classes. And, as preparations are made to implement […]

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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 26th 2020 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline
Sacramento Station

California – The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) released a list of more than $11 billion in near-term infrastructure projects on June 23 that could be funded by federal stimulus spending. Titled “Ready for Recovery: A Call for Short-Term Strategic Investments in Infrastructure in the Greater Sacramento Region,” the list identifies hundreds of critical projects from 50 […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Public-Private Partnerships (P3) by Government Contracting Pipeline
Jefferson County Courthouse

Arkansas – Jefferson County’s Quorum Court, the governing body of the county, is mulling a public-private partnership (P3) to construct a new coroner’s office, county health division, and veterans affairs office. The total estimated cost of the facilities is $13.2 million. Commissioners are considering a P3 proposal that includes construction of a 9,000-square-foot coroner’s office near […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

We know that an infrastructure bill is coming, and the debate in Congress will likely begin in July. Industry leaders, public officials, think tanks, and economic development organizations have provided lots of input. They know that some of their messages have been heard. There is no consensus between Democrats and Republicans about how the bill […]

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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 Public Safety by Texas Government Insider
Rendering of Laredo International Airport terminal interior

Laredo City Council approved a design contract for $14 million in improvements to the Laredo International Airport on June 15. The airport’s Terminal Improvements Program includes an addition to the north of the existing building to include a new security checkpoint, consolidated secure exit, and the associated infrastructure impacts incurred by expanding the building. At […]

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