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Jul 3rd 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
heights rendering 1024x576 1 340x240 Another $1.8 billion for street projects is now available
The Heights District in Vancouver, Washington. Courtesy of the city of Vancouver

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $1.8 billion in funding for 148 infrastructure projects. Most of the funding is available for projects that make streets safer for people who travel on them in any way.  Work on these projects should be under way by November of this year, and funding of this type […]

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Jun 28th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
bnsf rail 340x240 Rail revolution   Unprecedented funding for projects continues nationwide
Photo courtesy of BNSF Rail.

Two months ago, the federal government announced that $2.4 billion is available to support rail infrastructure projects in America. Hundreds of public officials interested in rail projects have already submitted applications for funding, and decisions about the projects selected for funding will be announced soon. In December 2023, more than $9 billion was awarded for […]

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Jun 26th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
Mt vernon Rendering SE corner view 1 340x240 Transit Oriented Development opportunities are abundant throughout the U.S.
The Mount Vernon Library Commons Project in Washington. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation

It is not a new concept, but transit-oriented development (TOD) has become a sweeping trend, as evidenced by new projects being launched throughout the United States. Congress has allocated billions to support the development of attractive residential and retail communities located near public transportation stations. The objective is to enhance the ease and convenience of […]

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Jun 21st 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
 Opportunities for critical deferred maintenance projects can be found nationwide
The Jones Library in Amherst, Massachusetts

The federal government allocates approximately $1.9 billion annually for maintenance projects related to buildings, roads on land owned by the federal government, parks and every other public asset. That may sound like a lot – until it is noted that a deferred maintenance study reported several years ago that $76 billion is needed immediately to […]

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Jun 19th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
onewaternevada 340x240 A multi billion dollar water industry segment not to be overlooked
Photo courtesy of OneWater Nevada.

Water resources are a critical component of any region’s ecosystems. But, perhaps even more important is the realization that water is also essential for human survival. Its needs cannot be ignored. In 2023, the U.S. market for only drinking water treatment and wastewater systems was estimated to be $4.93 billion. This revelation also revealed that […]

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Jun 17th 2024 | Posted in Infrastructure, Opportunities, Water Projects by Dave Doolittle
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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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May 3rd 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
8th avenue bridge 340x240 Multi billion dollar investments propel bridge repair and replacement projects nationwide
The "Arc of Justice" Bridge. Photo courtesy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Approximately $14.4 billion is spent each year to repair, rehabilitate or replace bridges in America. However, that annual amount has increased and will continue to increase because the backlog of critically needed bridge repairs is estimated to be $125 billion. Of about 50,000 bridges with very significant issues awaiting attention, an estimated 40% can be […]

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May 1st 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
ohare internation airport terminal 340x240 Millions in additional funding announced for airport projects throughout America
Photo courtesy of O'Hare 21.

April has been a big month for airport infrastructure funding. Two separate announcements of new funding awards were made. The first announcement, on April 5, was for $148 million. On April 25, the second announcement allocated another $76 million to support airport projects. In April alone, $224 million was made available for initiatives to construct […]

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Apr 26th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, News, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
Screenshot 2024 04 26 123305 340x240 Federal agencies have announced more than $3 billion in funding opportunities
Photo courtesy of the USDA.

A notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is an announcement that allows eligible entities to know when there is an opening to submit funding applications. A NOFO not only announces the availability but also provides timelines and guidance for making funding requests. Federal programs are often designed to pass funds through state-level agencies, but not always. […]

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Apr 24th 2024 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
Screenshot 2024 04 24 115403 340x240 Economic development has a new face along with visionary objectives
Photo: Rendering of the proposed Civic Center arena in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Courtesy of the city of Mobile.

Economic development initiatives have always focused on boosting local economies, but now they are commonly designed to deliver revenue to budget-restrained cities and counties. Attracting tourists and visitors is still a key focus of economic development efforts, but doing that in ways that impact a city’s revenue is becoming the norm. Before the pandemic, tourism […]

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